Air Bag Injuries
The San Diego attorney of Eugene Bruno & Associates discusses the types of injuries commonly caused by air bags during car accidents.
Logo 619-577-4077
8880 Rio San Diego Drive Suite 800, San Diego, CA 92108
Send Us A Text Message

Air Bag Injuries

Posted By Eugene Bruno & Associates Posted in: Car Accident.


Airbags save lives, but they also can lead to serious injuries and even death, especially if you sit too close to the steering wheel. According to, a recent study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of 35 airbag-related deaths found that 25 of the victims were women between 4’7″ and 5’5″ in height. Eleven of these women had their seat positioned too close to the steering wheel when the airbag deployed.

You can reduce the possibility of airbag-related injuries by properly adjusting your seat so that you sit farther than 10 inches from the steering wheel, measured from the center of the steering wheel to your chest. If you cannot operate the vehicle in a safe and comfortable manner from this position, due to your physical dimensions, pedal extenders should be considered. Pedal extenders are after-market equipment which allow shorter drivers to sit farther back from the steering wheel and operate their vehicle safely.

If you have been injured in a car accident and you believe your injuries were made worse by contact with the airbag, call my office today for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Level the Playing Field

You need a San Diego car accident lawyer who can go up against even the biggest of companies or corporations.

Gain the Upper-Hand

Claims-Filing Process

The claims filing process can be difficult especially if you have been injured. Let us effectively handle it for you.

Insurance Claims

Involved in an Accident?

Keep these helpful tips in mind immediately after a collision to help maximize your compensation.

After an Auto Crash
Have You Been Injured Due to Someone Else's Negligence? I See the Victim Behind the Accident. Learn How My Firm Can Help You.