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Defective car safety features can cause severe injuries

On Behalf of | Apr 28, 2024 | Automobile Defects

Automotive technology has advanced dramatically in recent decades, with more safety features than ever. They’re designed to reduce not only accidents, but the chances of serious injuries should a collision occur.

Nonetheless, safety features aren’t fool-proof and they can be faulty. Defects in the following safety features could result in severe injuries for drivers and passengers.

Anti-lock braking systems (ABS)

ABS has been around for some time now, and virtually every modern vehicle has it. It’s designed to stop the wheels from locking up should a driver need to slam on the brakes. Braking efficiently on a manual basis is tricky, which is why working ABS is such a useful safety feature.

Nevertheless, when the ABS goes wrong, the results can be devastating. ABS relies on sensors, and these must be fitted appropriately by manufacturers. Defects may include a care being fitted with the wrong type of sensors or ABS sensors not being connected properly.

Any ABS defect means that a driver will not be able to stop appropriately should they need to, which can result in an accident.

Faulty airbags

Airbags are another safety feature associated with nearly all modern vehicles. The idea behind this technology is that the airbags inflate upon impact, protecting drivers and passengers from the force of the collision.

However, airbags can be defective. If an airbag has been poorly designed or has not been fitted properly, it may not inflate, meaning that people inside the vehicle may suffer more serious injuries.

If a defect in your vehicle has caused you to suffer severe injuries, there are several avenues you can go down to pursue compensation. Seek legal guidance to find out more about your options.