O'Malley Tunstall PLLC
Call 24-hours a day Free consultation No Fees Unless we Win
800-755-1987
Offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Eastern North Carolina

Airbag safety

North Carolina motorists may be interested to learn about the supplemental restraint systems that are in their vehicles. Airbags are meant to be used in conjunction with seat belts. Drivers who rely only on airbags without securing their seat belts are not being safe.

Airbags are located in various parts of a vehicle to protect drivers and passengers if a collision occurs. For airbags to work properly, they must be deployed at a speed over 200 mph faster than that of the collision. If defective parts or inadequate processes were used to create an airbag, then it can malfunction and present a danger to the occupants of a vehicle. Consumer Reports pinpoints the cause of a current recall of more than 42 million Takata airbags in the United States as an issue with the inflator. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration states that the use of propellants composed of ammonium nitrate with no chemical drying agent can cause an explosive ignition.

From 2002 to 2015, 19 vehicle manufacturers used the inflators in vehicles sold around the world. In the United States, it is expected that between 65 to 70 million airbags will be recalled. People who own vehicles with airbags containing defective inflators can have them replaced with no charge. However, recall data indicate that over 200,000 inflators have not been repaired in Southern California alone.

Individuals who have been injured because of a defective product may have legal recourse. A personal injury attorney who handles products liability cases may file lawsuits against the manufacturers or retailers of such a product.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Contextual Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul
Contextaul Contextaul Contextaul

Free Initial Consultations. No Attorney Fees Unless We Win.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Lead Counsel Rated | LC
Call 24-hours a day We’ll Come To You No Attorney Fees Unless we Win
Review Us

Raleigh Office
8300 Falls of Neuse Road, Suite 108
Raleigh, NC 27615

Toll Free: 800-755-1987
Phone: 919-277-0150
Fax: 252-641-9009
Raleigh Law Office Map

Tarboro Office
405 North Main Street
Tarboro, NC 27886

Toll Free: 800-755-1987
Phone: 252-823-2266
Fax: 252-641-9009
Tarboro Law Office Map