Airbags were created to protect vehicle occupants from impact during a crash and are intended to be used in conjunction with seat belts. However, many airbags have proven to be a hazard. Common airbag malfunctions include deploying when there has been no accident, deploying with injuring force, releasing harmful chemicals, and failing to deploy. A defective airbag can cause serious injuries in an auto accident that would have otherwise resulted in only minor injuries or no injuries at all. The potential dangers have been known to manufacturers for many years, yet they continue to make and install these so-called safety devices with serious defects. The lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers have a great deal of experience handling complex defective auto claims, and will help you receive the compensation you deserve.