Injured by Airbag: Do you have cause to sue in Wisconsin?
Your vehicle likely has many features designed to keep you safe in the event of a crash. Unfortunately, these safety features can sometimes cause harm. If you were injured by an airbag in Wisconsin, you may have cause to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
Airbag-related injuries can be the result of two causes:
- Airbag deployment
- Airbag malfunction
Injuries caused by airbags deploying or malfunctioning may include:
- Minor injuries, like cuts and bruises to face, hands, arms, and sternum
- Chest pain
- Burns to the face/ upper body
- Fractured or broken bones
- Concussions/ brain injury
- Damage to internal organs/ bleeding
- Eye injuries
- Hearing loss or damage
What You Need To Prove In An Airbag Injury Lawsuit
In a personal injury lawsuit, you need to prove that your injuries were caused because the vehicle was designed or manufactured in a way that is unreasonably dangerous. If your airbag deployed, you must prove it did so in an unsafe manner, causing your injuries. If your airbag malfunctioned, you must prove its failure caused your injuries.
Proving the manufacturer is at fault can be difficult, as they will try to prove your injuries are the result of negligence on your part. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have strategies to disprove your negligence if you were driving safely.