Can Airbags Cause Eye Injuries? An Independence, MO Auto Accident Lawyer Explains.
There are many reason eye injuries may occur. Car crashes involve flying glass and debris, high speed impacts and sometimes heat and fire. However, you may be surprised to learn that a common cause of Missouri car accident eye injuries is airbags.
Airbags are important and they prevent injuries. However, most airbags are designed to work best with for a male who is 5 feet 8 inches tall. When an airbag deploys, both the airbag and debris particles fly from the airbag compartment. Anyone is at risk from eye injury from this flying debris, but those who are significantly shorter or taller than 5 feet 8 inches tall are at the highest risk.
For this reason, short drivers should sit as far from the steering wheel as possible. Children under age 12 should always sit in a back seat. It is also recommended that drivers wear sun glasses or safety goggles while driving.
Airbag eye injuries can cause partial or total blindness. The damage to the eye may be temporary, but all too often, it is permanent. Permanent blindness from an airbag injury can impact a person's ability to work, socialize, and enjoy life.
If you are in an accident and you suffer an eye injury from an air bag you may be able to seek damages from the car manufacturer and from the other driver. Damages include compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income and disability. To learn more, contact the Independence, MO auto accident lawyers at Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys at 888-348-2616. The initial consultation is free.
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