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Airbag basics, its importance and how it works

Posted on November 12, 2014 2:47 pm under Automotive Defects

First introduced as a crash-landing device during the World War II, airbags have become an essential car safety device, protecting occupants from serious injuries and deaths in the event of a car collision. Airbags are designed to decrease the occupants’ momentum to zero during a car crash or an extremely sudden deceleration. According to studies, these safety devices reduce an occupant’s risk of death during a head-on collision by 30%.

Airbags are attached to crash sensors that detect collision or dangerous deceleration. The signals of sensors are sent to an electronic control unit, which activates a spark that would ignite a propellant. The chemical reaction would produce hot blasts of nitrogen gas, which would cause the bag to deploy.

But although these devices are designed to save lives, defectively designed, manufactured and installed airbags may inflict debilitating injures and cost lives. If you have been harmed due to a faulty airbag in Appleton, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you file a lawsuit against the manufacturer involved. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and learn more about your options today.