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Every Arizona driver is legally obligated to adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations each time he or she gets behind the wheel to drive. On the flip-side, automobile manufacturers also have obligations, such as to make sure the vehicles they make available for purchase are safe for consumers to use. Auto product liability claims are often filed by people who suffer injuries because of driving or who are traveling as passengers in vehicles that contain defective parts.

Seat belts and airbags are two of the most common vehicle products designed to help keep people safe. The latter has been the subject of numerous legal claims in recent years. Tragedies have occurred because of defective airbag systems.

One woman, for instance, was involved in a collision that would typically be considered a minor fender-bender. She was driving a rental car at the time of the incident and was unaware that the vehicle had been recalled due to a defective airbag system. In a collision that might normally leave a driver with a few bumps and bruises, the defective airbag exploded and sent shrapnel through the woman's body. Sadly, she did not survive her injuries.

Airbags deploy upon impact in collision. While many lives are saved each year because of properly working airbag systems, lives have also been lost when a system does not work the way it should. Anyone in Arizona who believes he or she has grounds for filing an auto product liability claim may wish to request a meeting with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn more about the process.

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