Rebuilt salvage title: air bags didn't deploy during accident. Car was repaired for inspection, air bags were not reconnected.

Asked over 1 year ago - Kingsville, OH

My daughter bought her car at a used car dealership.. She rear-ended a vehicle the first month of ownership. Her insurance paid her the total value of the car which left her with an outstanding balance. She called the dealership and explained what happened. The owner requested she give the insurance check directly to him and he would contact her insurance agency to obtain the car and repair it for her. He assured her that everything would be as it was before the accident and she would continue to pay her monthly payment. Six months later another accident due to road conditions. She hit a guard rail, spun around and was hit head-on by another vehicle. The air bags didn't deploy. My mechanic checked the car and found that the air bags had not been reconnected after the first accident

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  1. Amy Lavonne Wells

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    Answered . More information is needed. My office handles auto fraud cases throughout Ohio, as well as personal injury matters. You are welcome to contact my office for a free confidential consultation.

    All the best to your family.

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  2. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . Was your daughter hurt? if so, you need a personal injury attorney to protect her rights. If she was not hurt, I doubt an attorney will help you with this one.

    Good luck.

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  3. Ryan Daniel Bright

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    Answered . This is a major issue. Not sure what your question is though. If the failure of the airbags to deploy was a factor in the injuries to your daughter then you need to hire an attorney immediately to begin investigating. The repair shop, if in fact did not reconnect the airbags, is going to have exposure to liability.

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  4. Christopher Steven Hoffmann

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    Answered . There should be local personal injury attorneys who specialize in airbag cases. Those cases require an airbag not deploying that should have and injuries that would not have occurred if the airbag had deployed. Call a local attorney immediately. The attorney will have to examine this from both the airbag standpoint and from the standpoint of who is liable for the accident itself. An immediate thorough investigation and preservation of evidence requires you call a local lawyer ASAP!!!

  5. James Mitchell Hoffmann

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    Answered . Call a local car accident attorney in your area. Airbag cases require a injury commonly associated with the failure to deploy, hence had it deployed, you would not have that injury. Commonly these are facial scaring or disfigurement and brain injuries. Call a local car accident attorney.

  6. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . A tiny handful of attorneys handle these defective air bag cases, so you can google defective air bad lawyer, or contact one the lawyers in your state who answered above to investigate.

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