Helping Clients with Their Defective Car Parts Claims
Devastating injuries can occur when an airbag fails to deploy during a car accident. The injuries sustained after an airbag doesn’t properly deploy often require expensive medical treatments, and in some cases, life-long care. Federal safety standards have been put in place to ensure that car companies equip their vehicles with fully functioning airbags that are capable of limiting the effects of an accident.
Although airbags can save lives when they deploy during an accident, there are some situations in which the airbag might malfunction or not work how it is supposed to. When an airbag doesn’t deploy or deploys too early during an accident, the passengers and driver inside the vehicle can sustain catastrophic injuries.
What Causes Airbag Failure?
A number of different factors can contribute to airbag failure during a collision. Sometimes a vehicle’s airbag didn’t deploy because of a flaw within the design of the device, while other times, a critical error was made when it was being installed.
The following factors can contribute to airbag failure:
- Defective or Damaged Electronics
- Poor Quality Materials
- Faulty Installation
- Design Flaws
- Defective Impact Sensors
If you were involved in an accident where your vehicle’s airbags failed to deploy, you might be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries you sustained and the damage caused to your vehicle. Depending on how the airbag contributed to your injuries, you might be able to take legal action against the manufacturer of the device and other negligent parties who were responsible for ensuring the airbag would function in an accident.