If you were in a car accident and the air bags did not deploy, you may have a case against your car’s manufacturer. Air bags are designed to prevent serious injuries from occurring and you count on those air bags to be there to protect you.
If they do not deploy, you may suffer more harm in a car accident than you otherwise would have had they deployed. In such cases, the car manufacturer may be held responsible. An Elizabethtown accident lawyer can help you to determine if the car manufacturer should be responsible for the failure of the air bags to deploy.
The case against your car manufacturer would be a product liability case and product liability laws would apply. This means that you would not have to prove that the car manufacturer was negligent. You would, however, have to prove that there was a defect in the vehicle that caused the air bags to fail to perform as they should, even as you used the car in the correct manner.
To impose car accident liability, you would also have to show that the failure of the air bags to deploy caused or contributed to your injuries. Medical records and expert testimony could be used to prove this part of your case. Your attorney will assist in gathering necessary evidence.
To learn more about car accident liability when air bags do not deploy, contact an Elizabethtown accident lawyer at Gray & White today at 502-210-8942 or 888-450-4456.