Posted on February 2nd, 2021 by Zane Cagle
One of the more recent improvements in side-impact crashes is the use of side curtain airbags. These airbags, often placed around the top of the window, are made to deploy upon impact. These help shield the passenger or driver from the other vehicle, any broken glass that may fly at them, and prevent them from striking their head against the door. These airbags have helped prevent numerous head, neck, and spinal injuries. As a Missouri car accident lawyer, I have seen how devastating a head injury can be, and I encourage everyone to look for new cars that contain these airbags.
If you are unsure how your car would perform in this sort of accident or unsure of what safety features it may have, some websites contain this information. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a database going back 20 years or more. It is striking to see the quality differences between cars made in the mid-90s versus cars made today. It is reassuring to see that vehicle manufacturers are continuously studying and improving safety quality on vehicles.
Zane T. Cagle and the Missouri car accident attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm encourage everyone to research and see how their vehicle performs on these safety tests. We also encourage all drivers to pay close attention to other vehicles on the road. It’s worth an extra few minutes to ensure your and your family’s safety.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash in Missouri or Illinois through the negligence of others, please call Zane T. Cagle and the Missouri car accident attorneys at The Cagle Law Firm today. We have the experience and the tenacity to hold the responsible party accountable and make sure you get fairly compensated. Call (314) 276-1681 today for a free consultation.