Saab 9-3 Airbag deployment
I was just in an accident with my brand new Saab 9-3.
Minding my own business, driving straight, the driver in the car to my right, without looking, executed a u-turn right into me. He hit the front-most part of the right side of my car, and as the momentum carried him, crumbled his car along the impact point, until he came to a rest in front of me. No damage to me other than the right, front-most part of my fender and the stuff underneath that point ($5,000).
My question is...had I actually hit the guys car (frontal) as opposed to him hitting me, wouldn't my airbags have deployed? I am trying to prevent having any contributory negligence being assigned to me, but I can't find data on the airbags.
You;d think this would be a no brainer since the kid admitted to the PO that he was making a u-turn (from the right lane next to me)and didn't look before doing so. So wrong on so many levels....!
I had my seatbelt on, and was probably going between 25-30 mph at the time of impact, in the event that has a bearing on airbag deployment.