Can You Seek Damages if Your Airbags Didn’t Deploy?

When a car accident occurs, drivers expect to receive some protection from the airbags installed for driver and passenger safety in most vehicles. Unfortunately, air bags do not always deploy when they should, and the individuals inside the car may suffer more serious injuries during the crash as a result. If you have been injured due to airbags not deploying during a collision, you have the right to seek damages for your losses. 

Knutson + Casey is a Minnesota personal injury law firm with experience helping clients pursue damages after their airbags did not deploy during an accident. If the airbags in your vehicle failed to deploy upon impact in a crash and you were left with injuries as a result, the liable party should be held responsible.

Who May Be Held Liable When Airbags Do Not Deploy During an Accident?

Following a collision in Minnesota, you have the legal right to pursue damages by filing a personal injury claim for your injuries and losses. In most cases, if another driver caused your accident you will likely file a claim to pursue damages for the injuries they caused you by being negligent. However, if the airbags did not deploy during the crash, you may also be able to seek damages from the manufacturer of the vehicle. Some reasons that your airbags may have failed to deploy may include the following:

  • A hole, tear, or rip in the airbag
  • A failed sensor that does not signal the bag to release upon impact
  • Flawed airbag design or manufacturing of the airbag
  • An aged or missing airbag that has not been replaced
  • Electrical problems with the vehicle
  • Wiring problems within the vehicle

To file a claim against a manufacturer for airbags that did not deploy, you will need to prove the following for your claim:

  • Your vehicle’s airbags should have deployed in the collision but failed to 
  • The airbags failed to deploy because they were defective
  • Because the airbags failed to deploy, you suffered injuries
  • Your injuries from the airbag failure resulted in damages

If you are unsure if you have grounds to file a personal injury claim in order to pursue damages after your airbags do not deploy, contact a trusted Minnesota personal injury lawyer today. 

Damages You May Be Able to Collect After Your Airbags Do Not Deploy

When a person’s airbags fail to deploy when a crash occurs, they may be left with serious injuries and extensive losses. If you have suffered as a result of faulty airbags, you deserve fair compensation. The damages you may be eligible to collect following a crash where the airbags did not deploy include the following: 

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

If you are unsure what damages you may be eligible to collect, contact a personal injury lawyer who may be able to help by going over the specific details of your case. 

Speak With a Top-Rated Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Knutson + Casey is an award-winning, hometown personal injury law firm that has been helping victims of Minnesota car accidents for decades. Our trusted legal team has the experience and dedication needed to help you get the best result for your personal injury claim. Our personal injury lawyers are proud to provide personalized representation no matter what circumstances led to your airbags failing to deploy.

We have fought for thousands of clients, and we want to fight for you, too. To schedule your free legal consultation with one of our Southern Minnesota personal injury lawyers, contact us here or call (507) 344-8888 today.