Air Bag Basics from a Tampa, FL Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
At Clark & Martino, P.A., in Tampa, Florida, each motor vehicle accident attorney at our firm is knowledgeable about the underlying causes of accident-related injuries – and how to prevent them. Take the air bag, for example. This now-ubiquitous automobile safety feature came on the scene in the late 1980s and is credited with saving more than 25,000 lives to-date. As “passive” safety restraints, air bags do not stop accidents from happening. Rather, they are designed to deploy during mid- and high-speed auto collisions and prevent passengers from striking their heads on hard interior surfaces. Depending on the vehicle, air bags can be found in the steering wheel, dashboard, doors, seats, center console, and even on seatbelts.
While air bags are no doubt a major advance in automobile safety, they do not completely eliminate the risk of severe injury or death. Air bags must always also be used in conjunction with seatbelts, and never for passengers under the age of 13. Fortunately, in the event of injury or death, the motor vehicle accident attorneys at Clark & Martino, P.A. can help. Each of the partners at our Tampa, FL, personal injury law firm is board-certified in civil trial law and has a verifiable track record of success representing auto accident victims.
With our assistance, you can increase your likelihood of getting financial compensation for:
Contact Clark & Martino, P.A. today to learn more about the services that we offer and schedule a consultation with a motor vehicle accident attorney at our Tampa firm. And remember that despite the emergence of potentially life-saving auto safety features like air bags, there is no substitute for practicing safe driving habits.
- Medical expenses
- Auto repair or replacement
- Lost wages/salary
- Pain and suffering
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