Airbags are meant to protect drivers from serious injury in car accidents. However, though they can be lifesaving aids, airbags are not designed to deploy every single time a car crash occurs. In other cases, they may fail to work entirely due to something defective. Let’s take a look at what situations do and don’t trigger airbags to deploy during an auto accident.
A sensor designed to detect when a crash is about to occur is built into your car, which detects factors like rapid deceleration and collisions to signal airbags. During a car crash, airbags are rapidly inflated by a chemical reaction to provide a barrier between a motorist and an obstruction.
However, just because you get into a car accident doesn’t mean your airbag will deploy. This is because airbags are designed to be triggered primarily by head-on collisions. Even though the force of an airbag’s inflation can be dangerous to drivers, it is far safer to be hit by an airbag than a vehicle or some other obstruction head-on.
Here are the five most common reasons why an airbag may not deploy during an accident:
If an airbag doesn’t deploy properly, it can lead to serious injuries for motorists, including:
If your airbag did not deploy correctly during a car crash because of a defect, you may be able to receive compensation. Contact us today to learn more by speaking with our Florida product liability lawyer. We offer free consultations to prospective clients.