Wednesday, July 2, 2014
My wife was in an accident that was not her fault and the air bags did not deploy. Do I have a case?
Answer: That depends. Airbags are designed to go off in frontal collisions at minimum designated speeds. Also, a vehicle has sensors spread across (under) its front bumper and often more than one sensor needs to be triggered for airbags to deploy. Based on this, there are many front end type of collisions in which an airbag might not deploy. Front end collisions with a pole or tree might not trigger enough sensors. Initial rear-end or side impact collisions that result in secondary front end collisions might not involve a high enough speed in the secondary frontal impact to deploy an airbag.