If the airbags didn’t deploy in your car accident in Orlando, FL, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable for your injuries.
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Common Manufacturing Defects That Cause Airbag Failures
If your airbags did not deploy in your car accident in Orlando, FL, there are several common manufacturing defects that may have caused this failure.
Electrical or Computer Problems
An electrical signal is sent to the airbag indicating that it needs to deploy from the computer system in a car. Any electrical component defect or computer defect in the vehicle could have prevented the airbag from receiving this message. Wires can suffer damage over time that prevents them from appropriately sending a signal to deploy an airbag after impact.
Defective Crash Sensors
The crash sensors themselves can be defective and fail to tell the airbag that it needs to be deployed. This defect in a crash sensor could be from a manufacturing design error, an installation error, or from incorrect or improper calibration.
Defective Air Bags
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that it is possible that the airbags themselves were inherently defective. Therefore, even though the crash sensors were working and there were no electrical or computer problems, the airbags did not deploy because the airbag module itself was defective. These inherent manufacturing defects could be related to an inherent design flaw or improper quality control at the manufacturing plant.
Proving Liability in Your Airbag Deployment Failure Case
If you were in a car accident in Orlando and you suffered injuries due to your air bag’s failure to deploy, we may be able to file a claim against the airbag manufacturer or other liable party. We will need to prove the following for your case:
- The airbag should have deployed in your specific accident
- The airbag has a manufacturing defect
- You suffered serious injuries, which were worsened because the airbag did not deploy
- You suffered actual physical, financial, or emotional damages
Oftentimes, we will need to hire an expert to testify regarding the defective airbag and how the failure of the airbag to deploy caused serious injury and harm. Additional expert witnesses could include manufacturing product designers, accident reconstruction specialists, engineers, and medical experts.
Contact an Attorney in Orlando, FL
If your airbags didn’t deploy in your car accident in Orlando, FL, visiting with an attorney can help you understand what your options are regarding manufacturing defects when an airbag does not deploy. Contacting the legal team at the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine at 1-800-747-3733 can help you determine your options regarding your unique case and help you understand your rights.