In the case of a car collision, you rely on the airbags in the car to keep you safe. However, there are many times when a collision happens, and the airbags fail to deploy for multiple reasons. Sometimes, the timely deployment is only the result of a system failure. At times, the damage is not sufficiently severe to enable the requirements for minimal deployment.
In an accident, there might be a higher probability of serious injuries if the airbags fail to deploy. But if you submit a car accident claim later, you can run into unanticipated extra challenges. If you want to avoid that, contact an attorney today or click here.
What should you do if your airbags fail to deploy during a car accident?
Usually, insurance companies will claim that a car collision is only regarded as “serious” if the airbags blow out. They try to convince people that an accident is only severe if the airbags deploy and that only violent accidents can result in serious harm. But even in low-speed crashes, airbags can fail and cause serious harm.
If the insurance company argues a crash was not severe because the airbag didn’t go off, your attorney can consult with am engineer. The engineer can examine the airbag in your car to see whether there was a fault that prevented it from deploying.
An insurance company will can’t say your wounds have been exaggerated if they have been carefully documented.
Filing a claim against the carmaker company
The manufacturer of the vehicle can be held liable for medical expenses and other relevant damages if the airbag failed to deploy.
When filing a claim against an automaker, be ready for strong opposition. They will do anything in their power to keep the case quiet and sealed without providing you with any compensation at all. It is highly recommended that you consult with a personal injury attorney. If you have once hired legal representation for your auto accident claim, they might also be able to help you with this second claim.