Were you injured in this accident? You need an attorney. We just settled a case with very similar facts. The problem with insurance adjusters is that they have no duty to call you. They have a duty to their client.
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you need to hire a criminal defense attorney and a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. First, you have the right to recover for your injuries and property damage to your vehicle. Also, you need to protect yourself from any criminal proceedings as soon as possible.
small claims, limited and unlimited cases are all Civil actions. Res Judicata is a legal term, meaning "the matter already judged." Therefore, if a case has been judged in a small claims case, then Res Judicata will most likely apply.
Were you injured? For a products liability action, you will need to demonstrate that you were injured as a result of the failure of the product. In this case, had the air bag been deployed, as it should, given the accident mechanism, you would not have been injured, or not injured to the extent you were injured.
Keep in mind, product liabilty cases are costly and complicated.
I agree with the above answers. You can also contact the court clerk to find out if the court has another neutral that you can contact. You will need to work with the other parties in this case to formulate a stipulation to either continue the date of the mediation or to change the assigned mediator.