The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is under investigation after a defect with the car's airbags reportedly sliced a man's ear in half. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued reports indicating that photos from the accident reveal alarming effects. Apparently, the male driver of a 2012 model of the Hyundai Elantra that was involved in an automobile crash earlier this year was unexpectedly harmed not from the accident itself, but from the deployment of the vehicle's airbag.
Reportedly, upon impact caused by the collision, the car's airbag was deployed. However, instead of acting as the buffer it is meant to be, it instead cut through the driver's ear, just narrowly escaping his neck. The miss was so close, in fact, that photos from the accident show a metal component protruding from the headliner directly above the driver-side seat. Had the airbag been designed and implemented properly, an incident of this nature would never have occurred.
Car accidents are notoriously dangerous, but they are not meant to be made more dangerous by the safety features of the vehicle itself. In fact, just the opposite should be true. Product defects such as the one described above can caused great harm to those involved, and when they do it will be crucial to have a
Raleigh, NC personal injury lawyer by your side. With legal help, you can actively pursue an injury accident in court, taking the necessary steps to be compensated as you deserve.
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