An airbag is a vehicle safety device. It is an occupant restraint system consisting of a flexible fabric envelope or cushion designed to inflate rapidly during an automobile collision. Its purpose is to cushion occupants during a crash and provide protection to their bodies when they strike interior objects such as the steering wheel or a window. Modern vehicles may contain multiple airbag modules in various side and frontal locations of the passenger seating positions, and sensors may deploy one or more airbags in an impact zone at variable rates based on the type, angle and severity of impact; the airbag is designed to only inflate in moderate to severe frontal crashes.
Posts about Airbags
  • Are You at Fault if You Have Crashed a Leased Car?

    … The light turns green, and you start to head out into the intersection. Suddenly, screeching brakes, airbags, and smoke greet you as someone coming the other way crashes into your car. They claim the light was green on their side, and you suddenly find yourself in a frustrating and painful situation. Imagine, to further complicate the scenario…

    Gabriel Levin/ 15 readers -
  • Examples of Common Auto Accident Injuries

    …. In addition, the sharp jolt of an impact can be enough to cause injury to the head and the brain. Some common head injuries include: Concussions and more severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) Skull fractures Hemorrhaging Injuries to the face or teeth All of the above require medical attention immediately and may have lasting physical…

    Gabriel Levin/ 9 readers -
  • Car Safety Tips for Pregnant Women

    … from the dashboard and windshield. Do not turn the airbags off. Many newer vehicles allow for passenger side airbags to be turned off. This is often necessary when children ride in the front seat. However, safety agencies agree that airbags are may be used in an emergency by pregnant women. Keep the passenger side airbags on. Avoid Lengthy Car…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 13 readers -
  • Are Golf Carts Safe on Streets?

    … the Staver Law Group at . Current Illinois Law Under Illinois statute 625 ILCS 5/11-1426.1, golf carts are considered non-highway vehicles and their use is restricted. Generally, it is unlawful for you to operate a nonhighway vehicle on any street, roadway or highway in the state. However, there is a major exception to this law. Illinois allows…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 22 readers -
  • How Distracted Walking Leads to Accidents

    …. Recent studies have demonstrated the actual risks of distracted walking and have resulted in experts calling the trend a “public health concern.”1 Specifically, the rise of smartphones has led to the public health risks of distracted walking. Some of the causes of distracted walking that involve a smartphone can include: Texting, emailing…

    Gabriel Levin/ 19 readers -
  • Dallas T-Bone Car Accident Lawyer

    … attorneys will help you get the maximum amount of compensation allowable. Side-Impact Car Accidents While modern cars now come equipped with side-impact airbags (as well as intelligent technology) to try and limit the damage caused by side-impact (T-bone) accidents, even the most safety-conscious cars can fail to protect occupants in certain…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 27 readers -
  • The Problem Of Speeding On Illinois Roadways

    … or serious injuries doubles for every additional 10 mph that a car is traveling if it is involved in an accident. The effectiveness of restraint devices, such as seatbelts or airbags, is also reduced the faster that a car is going. Drivers are also less able to stop in the event of an emergency, such as debris on the road, the faster that they are going…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 21 readers -
  • Reasons Behind Head-on Crashes

    … of injuries in a head-on collision and other types of car crashes. Crumple zones, bumpers, seatbelts, and airbags are all intended to keep motorists inside of the vehicle and to absorb most of the impact of the crash. However, despite all of these standard safety features, many victims sustain life-changing injuries in head-on collisions. Many head…

    Gabriel Levin/ 10 readers -
  • Airbag Injuries Resulting From Automobile Accidents

    … Airbags were invented in the 1950s and eventually became a federally mandated safety feature in all vehicles. The first design was patented by John H. Hetrick in 1953. He created the “inflatable safety cushion” after he, his wife, and his daughter were in an accident. Walter Linderer also patented a design for an early airbag in 1953. Both men…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 25 readers -
  • Subaru Aims For Zero Car Accidents

    … Fewer Accidents Since the first Ford Model T, cars have improved leaps and bounds in terms of safety. Power-assisted steering, anti-lock brakes, seat belts, and air bags are just a few of the major safety features that have become standard in vehicles. Now with the general advancements made in technology, the safety features are becoming more…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 24 readers -
  • Defective Products Class Action Lawsuit

    … party on behalf of all the victims. For example, recently, 21 plaintiffs joined to file a class action lawsuit against Takata Corporation in response to its faulty airbags that have affected millions of car owners worldwide. The product’s defective restraint system has resulted in serious airbag explosions and subsequent injuries to drivers…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 39 readers -
  • Car Defect Injury Claims

    … Product Liability Claim Under Illinois law, you have the right to file a personal injury claim if you suffered bodily injury from a car defect. You will need to offer proof that a design or manufacturing defect was a major causal factor in your accident. Common car defects include: Airbag Failure – Airbags are essential for protection, but when…

    Jared Staver/ Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer- 33 readers -
  • Who is liable for head injuries if a motorcycle helmet was defective?

    … Despite the popularity of motorcycles, riding a bike can be dangerous due to the lack of safety features customary in automobiles such as a metal surrounding frames, airbags, and seatbelts as well as the risk of falling victim to dangers such as gravel roads, cars’ blind spots, inclement weather, and tendency for riders to engage in negligent…

    Bruning Legal- 16 readers -
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