It is up to every vehicle owner to do his or her best to maintain his or her automobile to ensure its roadworthiness. However, owners rarely think about some significant parts, such as emergency devices, which are never seen unless they are needed, so most drivers assume that such parts have passed a safety assessment and are in good working order. An example of a device of this nature would be an automobile's airbag. A woman outside of the state of Missouri claims that she was left a quadriplegic after she was involved in a car accident in which an alleged manufacturing defect caused her airbag to explode when deployed.
In a Florida court Wednesday, a lawsuit filed on behalf of the woman contained statements which allege that an airbag exploded during a car crash, leaving the driver with a permanent injury. It was purported that several companies were well aware of the airbags' defects due to numerous other consumer complaints and lawsuits. The attorneys acting on the behalf of the injured party reported that there have been 139 injuries and five deaths within the past 13 years due to the defective airbag in question.