Answered on Jan 12th, 2011 at 7:28 PM
Determining whether you have a case would require an expert to examine the vehicle, the airbags and the circumstances of the accident to determine whether the airbags were defective either in their manufacture,installation, maintenance, or design. Just because the airbags failed to deploy does not mean they were defective. You should make sure the vehicle and its parts are preserved, and contact an attorney as soon as possible to begin the investigation. You should also consider reporting the failure to deploy to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which will investigate defective airbag complaints.