As Colorado personal injury attorneys, we regularly witness the sad aftermaths of car crashes ― which is why we value advancements in vehicle safety. Since airbags reached mainstream adoption in the late 1980s, they’ve saved tens of thousands of lives. Still, myths persist about this valuable safety device:

Myth #1: If you have airbags, you don’t need to wear a seatbelt.
Airbags are supplemental safety devices designed to function with seatbelts. The seatbelts keep you and your passengers inside the vehicle and properly positioned so that the airbags can keep your body from hitting the steering wheel, windshield, and other objects. In fact, if you’re not wearing your seatbelt you run a higher risk of injury from the airbag itself, which is explosively deployed in less than 1/20th of a second (less than the blink of an eye).

Myth #2: It’s safe for kids to ride in the front seat as long as you have airbags.
Children can be severely injured by front airbags ― especially if they are in rear-facing child seats. The National Highway Transportation Safety Association recommends that, if children must ride in the front seat, the seat should be moved as far back as possible. And rear-facing child seats should never be used in the front seat, especially if a passenger-side airbag is active.

Myth #3: If you’re injured by an airbag in your car, it’s not the fault of the person who caused the accident.
This is a popular, self-serving myth among insurance companies who don’t want to pay your claim. Yes, airbags can cause abrasions, skin and eye irritation ― and occasionally more severe injuries, particularly among children, small-stature adults and the elderly. However, the fact is that the injuries wouldn’t have happened if the at-fault driver hadn’t caused the accident. Airbags are approved safety devices. If they somehow malfunctioned, let the other driver sue the manufacturer ― after they’re finished compensating you.

If you or a loved one is injured due to the negligence of another driver, contact an experienced car accident attorney to explore your rights to fair compensation.

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Case Results


CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back w