Defective Airbags & Seat Belts

Harrisburg Product Liability Lawyer for Defective Auto Parts

Manufacturers install seat belts and airbags to protect drivers and passengers, but sometimes these safety devices contribute to injuries. Defective seat belts and airbags can also cause more damage than the actual impact with the other vehicle or object outside your car.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident and you believe your seatbelt or airbag did not function properly, you may be owed compensation. Talk to a Harrisburg product liability attorney at Metzger Wickersham about your options.

What Causes Defective Seat Belts & Airbags?

Design, production, or installation defects could result in seat belt and airbag injuries. When defective safety features are in place, drivers and passengers can sustain injuries including, but not limited to:

  • Internal organ damage
  • Facial disfigurement
  • Eye/vision damage
  • Broken bones

Seat belts can be defective in a number of ways. The webbing of the seat belt may not be strong enough and may tear during an accident. A buckle may become unlatched during a collision, or a defect may prevent the buckle from ever latching at all. Or, a lack of tension may mean that the seat belt doesn’t actually hold the driver or passenger back against their seats during a collision.

Common airbag defects include failing to deploy during an accident or deploying unexpectedly while the car is being driven. In the largest auto recall in history, airbag manufacturer Takata recalled tens of millions of vehicles for an issue that caused the inflator to explode, shooting out shards of dangerous shrapnel that could cause injury or death.

Serving Clients Throughout Pennsylvania

Manufacturers of defective auto safety systems should be held accountable for their negligence. If you or a loved one was injured as a result of defective seat belts and airbags, get in touch with Metzger Wickersham for a free and confidential consultation. Our attorneys serve clients throughout the state from offices in Harrisburg, York, Wilkes-Barre, Lancaster, Shippensburg, and Pottsville.

Call us today at (888) 286-2850 for a free evaluation of your case.