Driver airbags. Passenger airbags. Side-impact airbags. Knee airbags. Rear airbags. They all have one thing in common: they protect the occupants inside the vehicle. Beginning with the 2013 model year V40, Volvo has added an external airbag to protect pedestrians.
Here’s how it works. There is a sensor in the front bumper that registers contact with a pedestrian. The hood rises slightly, and a u-shaped airbag is deployed, covering the portions of the front windshield pedestrians are most likely to hit.
If you were injured due to a driver’s negligence or a defective car part, a pedestrian accident lawyer at Burnetti, P.A. may be able to help you fight for maximum compensation. If you believe you have a pedestrian accident claim, call 1-888-BURNETTI for a free case evaluation.