A car accident can leave you with various types of injuries, including broken bones, internal damage and more. There are various factors that can play a role in the type and extent of the injuries you have, including the deployment of your airbag. If your airbag deployed in your car crash, it could cause external injuries, as well as internal damage due to chemicals and fumes. It is important to take potential airbag-related injuries seriously.
The accident that left you with serious injuries and other complications could be the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another party. The responsible party may be liable for all damage that occurred as a result of the crash, including airbag injuries. The true impact of your injuries may not be immediately apparent, but you may have grounds to seek compensation for your immediate and long-term suffering.
Signs you have an airbag injury
No two airbag injuries are the same, and you may be unaware of the true extent of your injuries right away. In fact, you may find that your pain and symptoms increase in the days after the crash. Signs you could be suffering from an airbag injury include:
- New or worse pain in the chest
- Feelings of sleepiness or confusion
- Worsening of pain, even after medication
- Consistent coughing or wheezing
- Burning sensation in your wounds
- Hearing loss or hearing a consistent buzzing sound
The impact of an airbag when deployed can cause injuries to the face, chest, neck and other parts of the body. These safety devices move at a high rate of speed, and while they can save you from more severe injuries, they can cause harm as well. Additionally, the chemicals used in airbags can cause irritation and damage to the skin, as well as in the lungs if inhaled.
After a collision
If another driver is responsible for the injuries you suffered, you may have grounds to pursue a civil claim through the Texas civil justice system. While a lawsuit cannot reverse the harm you suffered in the crash and because of your airbag, it can allow you to recoup your losses and cover your future expenses as well. Personal injury claims are time-sensitive, and your quick action is critical to the preservation of important evidence and the success of a future claim.