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Can I Sue if my Airbags Didn’t Deploy in a California Motor Vehicle Accident?

Damaged side of a blue car after an accident

The installation of airbags is not optional for motor vehicle manufacturers. Since 1999, federal law has required them in any car sold in the United States. Unfortunately, while airbags can save lives, they do not always work as intended. So, if you were injured in a car accident after your airbags failed to deploy, you could have a viable claim against the manufacturer. With the help of a Los Angeles personal injury attorney at Salamati Law, you can seek justice from the manufacturer responsible for your injuries.

Types of product liability cases

There are different ways that a manufacturer could breach the duty they owe to the public. This is true for defective airbags that do not deploy. These accidents could result in devastating injuries, especially from high speed accidents or drunk driving collisions.

The types of defects include:

  • Manufacturing defects. The most common product liability case involving airbags are the ones that fail to deploy. Manufacturing defects—as the name implies—occur during the period when the airbag is manufactured.
  • Design defects. Defects in airbags can also occur during the design phase. Often, these defects involve the use of untested or inappropriate materials.
  • Failure to warn. There are also product liability cases related to the failure to warn–the manufacturer has failed to notify the public of the dangerous nature of its product.

Compensation for your injuries

If you were hurt due to defective airbags, your injuries might impact your life for many years, and you have the right to seek compensation.

Some of the damages you might be able to recover include:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability

Many people are not aware of the full amount of compensation injured victims are entitled to recover. For example, lost wages can also include sick days and vacation days. Our firm can work with you to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation–so that you can rebuild your life.

Contact a Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyer for a free consultation

The injuries that can result from a failed airbag deployment can be devastating. This defect can render a relatively minor accident into a life-altering injury. The good news is that you have the right to hold the airbag manufacturer accountable. To learn how our team at Salamati Law could help, call for a free consultation with a Los Angeles car accident lawyer today.

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