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When airbags don’t deploy

Posted on June 27, 2015 12:15 pm under Automotive Defects

Airbags are designed to provide an added layer of protection during an accident. In an event when there is a sudden decrease in acceleration, such as a collision, airbags are expected to deploy to prevent the occupants from damaging their head and neck.

However, not all airbags are designed to deploy in every crash. Driver and front passenger airbags, for instance, are not designed to deploy during:

  • Low-impact head on collisions (50-60 km/h)
  • Angled collisions
  • Collisions with a moving object (a tree, or a pole)
  • Side and rear collisions
  • Collisions in which the force is directed downwards (i.e., when rear-hitting a truck’s loading platform)

There are instances, however, when airbags do not deploy in situations where they are expected to work. In times like these, you should contact an attorney to learn how you might be able to seek compensation for the damages brought about by a defective airbag. Speak with our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® to learn more about taking legal action against the negligent airbag manufacturer involved. Call our Wisconsin office at (414) 271-0900 today.