In recent years, car safety and safety features have come a long way. Drivers can now drive with much more confidence that they and their families will be safe during Milwaukee car accidents. One feature that has become a standard in modern vehicles is the airbag. Airbags have been proven to save lives and prevent injury.
Unfortunately, there are instances when the airbags do not deploy during a car accident in Milwaukee. Perhaps you have experienced an airbag that did not deploy. The first instinct is to blame the airbag. The fact is, the problem might have nothing to do with the airbag.
Three common reasons why there might be no airbag deployment after an accident are:
- Speed threshold. Airbags are not designed to deploy in every accident. Rather, they are designed to deploy at a certain speed. Airbags that deploy at a low-speed crash can actually hurt the driver more than the crash itself.
- Passenger sensors. Most vehicles are equipped with a sensor that determines whether or not a passenger is sitting inside the seat. If there is no passenger, only the driver side airbag will deploy. If the sensor malfunctions, the airbag may fail to deploy, even if there is someone riding in the front passenger seat. For instance, many sensors cannot detect children; therefore, you should always have children sit in the back seat.
- Accident direction. Many cars are equipped with multiple airbags. These airbags only deploy in certain types of accidents. They are designed to deploy only in the types of accidents that they will be needed.
If you are the victim of a car accident, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced Wisconsin car accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free consultation.