Drivers often count on their airbags to protect them during a collision in Los Angeles, CA. Unfortunately, sometimes airbags fail to deploy properly. A defective airbag can leave you facing increasing injuries, especially to your head and neck. Can you sue if your airbags didn’t deploy in Los Angeles, CA?
Review your legal options to get compensation if your airbag didn’t function correctly with the Simmrin Law Group. Our defective product lawyers in Los Angeles may be able to bring you compensation in this situation. Call (310) 997-4688 to start getting the information you need.
Go Over the Reason Your Airbags Didn’t Deploy
You may be able to sue the company that made your airbag, the company that manufactured airbag parts, or even the car manufacturer if your airbags didn’t deploy. However, you can only sue these companies if your airbag failed to deploy due to a defect.
Sometimes, airbags will not deploy because of the nature of your accident. They are not designed to go off in all collisions. You will likely be unable to get compensation if your airbags didn’t deploy because:
- Your collision didn’t involve enough force
- Your collision took place well away from the airbag
For example, if someone hits your rear fender with a relatively small amount of force, your airbags will probably not deploy. However, they are not supposed to deploy in this situation. If your airbags were functioning properly, you will likely be unable to successfully sue the manufacturer.
You Can Sue If Your Airbag Was Defective in Los Angeles
While you may be unable to obtain compensation if your airbag did not deploy for legitimate reasons, you can sue if your vehicle contained a defective airbag. Airbags defects in Los Angeles are generally the result of:
A Design Defect
Airbags must be designed by a company. If this design contains a major flaw, all airbags they construct can be defective. An airbag designed with a sensor too weak to respond to a collision could have a design defect in Los Angeles.
A Manufacturing Defect
Companies may design a perfect airbag for use. However, defects may then occur in the construction process. Often, we see manufacturing defects occur when companies use substandard materials for airbag construction.
Compensation from a Lawsuit for a Defective Airbag in California
A product liability lawyer in Los Angeles can help you build a lawsuit if your airbag didn’t deploy in Los Angeles, CA. You can call (310) 997-4688 to work with the professionals at the Simmrin Law Group today. Depending upon your situation, we could be able to bring you compensation for your:
- Healthcare expenses
- Lost pay at work
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
Note that we will only be able to bring you compensation if we can prove that some of your injuries were a result of your faulty airbag. Representatives for the airbag company may try to claim that your injuries were solely the fault of other drivers involved in the collision.
Get professional help building a lawsuit if your airbag didn’t deploy in Los Angeles by reaching out to us right now.
You Can Settle a Claim if Your Airbag Didn’t Deploy in Los Angeles
You should be aware that filing a lawsuit is not your only option if your airbags didn’t deploy in Los Angeles. Your lawyer may also work to settle with the insurance company that represents the airbag manufacturer.
In many cases, negotiating with insurance agents can allow you to secure the compensation you deserve without facing a lengthy courtroom battle. Our team can work aggressively to ensure you are treated fairly throughout the negotiation process.
The team at the Simmrin Law Group can also work to bring you compensation from the driver responsible for causing your accident. We may be able to speak to insurance agents who work for other drivers involved in the accident to bring you additional compensation for your losses. Contact us now so we can go over all of your legal options in this situation.
Contact a Lawyer if Your Airbags Didn’t Deploy in Los Angeles, CA
You can sue if your airbags didn’t deploy in Los Angeles, CA in some situations. However, you may also want to seek compensation by working to settle with the company that made the airbags. Find out more with the Simmrin Law Group. You can reach us by completing our online contact form or calling (310) 997-4688.
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