Even though they may cause injuries from time to time, airbags are an important vehicular function that help save lives when accidents occur.
However, airbags still have the potential to cause serious injuries when they are deployed. Read on to learn more.
Common Airbag Injuries
Studies show that while airbags provide exceptional protection against severe injuries when a serious crash occurs, there is also data showing these devices can be directly connected to injuries sustained.
Head and Neck Injuries
Some of the most common head and neck injuries reported as a result of airbag deployment include:
- Facial trauma
- Temporomandibular joint injury
- Cervical spine fractures
When glasses are worn, eye injuries tend to increase substantially. These injuries include:
- Orbital fractures
- Retinal detachment
- Lens rupture
When airbag versus no airbag accidents are compared, patients with head injuries tend to sustain a higher rate of brain injuries than skull fractures. This suggests that airbags provide more significant protection to the skull’s bony features than the brain tissue.
The chest and abdomen are vulnerable to airbag injuries, such as:
- Rib fractures
- Bilateral pneumothorax
- Aortic transection
- Heart valve injury
- Cardiac rupture
- Overt abdominal injury
- Occult injuries
Upper Limb Injuries
The shoulders and forearms are subject to airbag injuries when a crash occurs. The clavicle is also commonly damaged as a result of airbag deployment. Fractures and dislocations are the most common types of injuries sustained to these areas of the body.
We Can Help Injured Car Crash Victims
If you’ve suffered injuries in a car accident through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for compensation. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled team right away to learn more about what we can do for you.
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