Besides a seatbelt, airbags are one of the main safety features built into cars to protect drivers and passengers in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, this safety feature does not always work as it should. If you were injured in an accident where your airbags did not deploy upon impact, there could be several reasons why this occurred.
Younglove Law Group is a personal injury law firm helping clients in California who were injured in accidents. If you have suffered due to the airbags in your vehicle not deploying during an accident, you can pursue compensation for your losses by filing a personal injury claim with the help of one of our knowledgeable lawyers.
Why Did the Airbags in Your Vehicle Not Deploy During an Accident?
The automotive industry is constantly evolving and developing new safety features in order to protect the drivers and passengers of motor vehicles. Airbags are one safety feature that have stood the test of time and have continued to be optimized in newer vehicle models over the years. However, despite being one of the main safety features in all vehicles, there are times when airbags do not do their job. If you were injured in an accident where the airbags in your car did not deploy, there are four potential reasons why this happened:
The Accident Did Not Trigger the Right Sensors
Depending on the nature of the accident, the impact might not trigger the right sensors that deploy the airbags. Many frontal airbags will only deploy if the collision occurs at the front of the vehicle, so if you are involved in a side-swipe collision or a rear-end collision, the impact may not trigger the sensors.
The Sensors in Your Vehicle Were Defective
Defective sensors might fail to detect a collision even if the impact occurs in the correct part of the vehicle. Defective airbag sensors could be a result of inadequate testing of sensors, software flaws, a lack of sensors, or an inappropriately calibrated airbag deployment threshold.
An electrical defect occurs when the electrical components responsible for communicating an impact signal to the airbag modules may be faulty and prevent the airbags from deploying in an accident. Electrical defects can be the result of a defective clock spring in the vehicle’s steering column or a manufacturer’s decision to route wires through vulnerable areas.
Defective Airbag Modules
Another reason that your airbags may not have deployed during an accident could be due to the airbag module malfunctioning upon deployment. Defective airbag modules are often the result of defectively designed airbag modules or poor quality control.
Regardless of why your airbags did not deploy, if you were injured in an accident as a result, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. To get help filing a personal injury claim, contact a trusted personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Get Help From a California Personal Injury Lawyer
Younglove Law Group offers clients the extensive experience needed to help victims of motor vehicle accidents in which their airbags did not deploy upon impact. Our top-rated legal team provides our clients with the dedicated representation necessary to help them build a strong claim and pursue the best possible outcome for their claim.