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Car Safety Features Do Not Always Prevent Injuries

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Car safety features have improved road safety over the years, but did you know that they, too, can cause injuries? Yes, the same features designed to keep you safe in a nasty crash can injure you. That’s why you need a San Diego car accident lawyer to help you claim compensation in case your seat belts, airbags, and other safety features malfunction and you get injured in a road accident.

Injuries Caused by Airbags

Airbags came a long way to become a standard safety feature in all American cars and trucks. Their purpose is to cushion the car’s occupants from deadly impact in a road accident. The driver-side airbag prevents the driver from colliding with the steering wheel, while the passenger-side airbag saves the passenger’s head from hard contact with the dashboard. Other side-impact airbags provide cushioning against the vehicle’s frame.

Although airbags have saved many lives, they still have the potential to hurt you badly. To date, they have caused severe injuries such as:

  • Facial burns.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Skull fractures.
  • Concussions and brain injuries.
  • Cervical spine injuries.
  • Neck injuries.

In case of an accident caused by another party, and the airbags injured you (or failed to stop you from getting injured), call a car accident lawyer in San Diego as soon as possible.

Seat Belt Injuries

Seat belts are another standard requirement in every car in the United States, but for some reason, people underestimate their power to save lives. Seat belts keep you in place in a car crash and also prevent you from going through the windshield.

Despite this, seat belts have been blamed for much suffering caused by:

  • Bone fractures.
  • Shoulder and chest injuries.
  • Tendon and muscle fiber damage.
  • Abdominal injuries.

A car manufacturer should not sell cars with substandard seat belts that may endanger your life. If you get injured by your seat belt in a car/truck accident, call your trusted car accident lawyer and pursue compensation immediately.

Driver Assistance Feature and Associated Injuries

Modern technology has brought with it some very advanced car features designed to help the driver enhance his skills. From collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control, hands-free dialing to brake assist, these features give the driver more control over the vehicle, allowing him to focus more on the road ahead.

However, driver assistance features are also prone to faultiness. A simple malfunction may cloud your judgment, leading you to a critical error that could endanger your life. Besides, some drivers tend to rely more on technology and completely ignore their own senses.

If you get injured in an accident caused by a negligent driver who over-relied on the driver assistance features, call a car accident lawyer because you may qualify for compensation.

How We Can Help You Get Compensation

At JD Injury Law, APC, we help our clients secure reasonable compensation for injuries after a car/truck accident. We understand that such injuries caused by safety equipment failure and driver negligence lead to pain, suffering, and costly damages. Remember, you can get compensation, but only if you visit our website at or call us ASAP to get your case reviewed. 

JD Injury Law, APC

7220 Trade Street #101

San Diego CA 92121


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