Most cars these days are fitted with an airbag that automatically inflates if force is put on it. This inflation prevents the driver from being thrust forward when the vehicle driven comes into contact with another vehicle or obstacle in a serious crash.
If you have been involved in a crash and your airbag was deployed, the accident is most likely to be of a serious nature. If you were seriously injured and your car was damaged, there is a high chance you will be eligible to file a PI claim as long as you didn’t cause the accident.
As most personal injury claims often involve challenges from the at-fault driver and insurer, it’s worthwhile hiring a personal injury lawyer who can prove helpful when considering a claim when your airbag was deployed.
Damages You May Receive After a Crash When Your Airbag Was Deployed
If you have been involved in a car crash, were injured, your car was damaged through no fault of your own, and your airbag was deployed, it’s likely you may have been seriously injured. The airbag may prevent your head from coming into contact with the windshield, but the impact required in order to deploy an airbag could causes other serious injuries.
As long as you can prove who or what caused the accident that was so serious that your air bag was deployed, you should be entitled to file a personal injury claim to cover the damage to your vehicle, your medical treatment, and any loss of wages due to the need to take time off work to recover.
Why Consider a Lawyer?
When airbag deployment takes place, it’s most likely to be in a serious crash where serious injuries are inevitable. According to experts at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, serious pulmonary and cardiac injuries can occur when airbag deployment takes place even if there is no visible sign of injury present when examined by a doctor.
Airbag deployment may also cause fractures to the sternum and rib.
If your airbag was defective and didn’t open properly, you may find that your claim could be directed at more than just the other driver involved. Complex claims need legal assistance. This is where an experienced PI lawyer can really make a difference.
Work With a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Your personal injury lawyer can ensure your claim has enough evidence to prove who caused the accident and a complete assessment of the value of the claim. This will include the cost of damage to your car, the cost of medical treatment, an assessment of the wages you have lost and an amount for pain and suffering.
As personal injury lawyers usually work on a contingency fee basis, you won’t normally need to pay any legal fees until you have received your settlement.
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