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4 Potential Airbag Injuries

Inside of a car after the airbags have deployed

As you know, car crashes can be very serious incidents that inflict severe damage on those involved.

While airbags are designed to keep you safe in the event of a crash, they also have the potential to cause injuries. Read on for a list of four types of airbag injuries.

#1 - Head and neck injuries.

Some of the most common head and neck injuries sustained as a result of airbag deployment include:

  • Facial trauma
  • Temporomandibular joint injury
  • Decapitation
  • Cervical spine fractures

Additionally, your eyes are rather vulnerable to injuries, particularly if you wear glasses. Some of the most common eye injuries include:

  • Orbital fractures
  • Retinal detachment
  • Lens rupture

#2 - Torso injuries.

Some of the most common torso injuries sustained in crashes include:

  • Rib fractures
  • Bilateral pneumothorax
  • Aortic transection
  • Heart valve injury
  • Cardiac rupture
  • Overt abdominal injury
  • Occult injuries
  • Thoracolumbar spine injuries

#3 - Upper limb injuries.

Shoulder and forearm injuries are the most common in this category. Specifically, the most commonly sustained injuries to this area of the body include:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

#4 - Other types of injuries.

It is possible to endure other types of injuries as a result of an airbag deployment, including:

  • Acoustic damage
  • Premature rupture of the membranes in pregnancy
  • Burns

In addition, certain people are at a higher risk of airbag injury, including those who are of short stature, as well as certain congenital abnormalities.

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Sustaining injuries as a result of another’s recklessness is unacceptable and if it has happened to you, you deserve justice for your losses. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled team right away with any questions you may have about our firm or the legal process in general. We will do everything in our power to help make you whole again.

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, our lawyers at Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP may be able to help you receive the settlement you deserve. Give us a call at (605) 519-6136 or fill out the online contact form.