What Are The Benefits Of Airbags?

Vehicle airbags are an important safety feature required for the past several years. Why? Because they save lives. Front and side airbags are designed to inflate in about 1/20th of a second upon impact to cushion the human body from fatal blows.

In roll-over crashes, side curtain airbags help reduce front-seat occupant deaths by 41%, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). New types of airbags, which began to appear in 2002, are designed to remain inflated longer. In 2014 models, about 38% of new passenger vehicles have them. Other types of airbags have been available on U.S. passenger vehicles since 1996. These include curtain airbags; torso airbags, which deploy from the seat; and combination head/torso airbags.

When airbags deploy properly in a car accident, your life and those of your friends and family will be much better protected than without them. However, airbags have been known to be defective and actually cause more harm than good. If you have been in a car accident in South Florida and aren’t sure if the airbags worked properly, you should contact an experienced accident attorney.

At the Law Offices of David Benenfeld, we can help you build a strong case so that you can recover both economic and non-economic damages following your accident. Call us to speak with an experienced and caring Florida accident injury lawyer for a free consultation today at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].