What If My Airbag Doesn’t Deploy During a Crash?

front seat airbags deployed after a car crash, the front window is smashed

One of the scariest moments during a car crash is feeling like you have nothing protecting you. While you may always wear your seatbelt, there are some instances where the airbags unexpectedly don't deploy—not having this safety measure can result in more serious injuries, especially to your face and neck.

What Happens When An Airbag Doesn't Deploy?

Airbags are designed to deploy on impact if your vehicle is going at least 10 mph, and some vehicles are at even lower speeds. When an airbag fails to deploy, it is a major safety issue that can cause severe injury or even death. In addition to being frightening and dangerous, an undeployed airbag could also affect your car accident case.

Can I Take Legal Action?

If you are involved in a car crash and the airbag does not deploy, you may have a claim for product liability. This type of case relies on evidence that the airbag was defective and did not perform as it should when needed. In other words, proof must be shown that the airbag’s failure to deploy resulted in additional injuries or damages beyond what would have occurred had the airbag been deployed properly.

Defective airbags can be caused by a variety of different things, including:

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Design flaws
  • Inadequate warnings

A skilled attorney can help you determine whether the airbag’s failure to deploy was due to negligence and walk you through the process of pursuing a product liability claim.

Our Arizona Firm Can Help

If you were involved in a car accident and the airbag failed to deploy, contact our team at Skousen, Gulbrandsen & Patience, PLC today. Our attorneys understand how devastating these severe crashes can be and will fight for your legal rights. We have the resources and experience to effectively investigate product liability cases and hold negligent manufacturers responsible for their actions.

To discuss the specifics of your case, call (480) 833-8800 today to schedule a free consultation. We are here to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

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