My car had a recall for the key fob but the part was insufficient. After the accident the screen on the dash read service airbag
Yes. But . . . were you injured. Make sure you preserve the vehicle and bag as is. Contact local and qualified counsel. Good luck.
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Potentially, there would be an actionable claim. However there a missing details which can affect the strength or weakness of such a claim if it were to be pursued. Note that even if a valid claim exists due to the bag not deploying, any percentage attributed to you as fault in causing the accident would diminish the monetary recovery you might otherwise receive. Lastly, as a practical consideration, product liability lawsuits are VERY expensive and time consuming; often not worth pursuing unless there are very serious injuries involved. Get a face to face consult with an attorney in your locale, which should be given to you free of charge
A tiny handful of lawyers handle defective air bag cases, so best to Google defective air bag lawyer to find one to evaluate your case.
This question can't be answered without a lot more information and probably an investigation into the air bag system itself. This is possibly a type of products liability claim called "crashworthiness." There are several levels of questions required in an airbag case, such as (1) was the accident of the type that should've triggered the airbag? (2) if so, why didn't the airbag deploy? (3) who's at fault for whatever caused the airbag's nondeployment? As someone else noted, these cases can be very expensive and are normally only undertaken in the event of significant injuries that justify the cost of the claim.
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