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Before I answer can you let me know whether your insurance company is cover all the damages or not.
Are they covering all the damages related to the harm caused to your husband?Who told you that you would be able to receive punitive damages?
It is not likely possible at all.The reason why is that a court may hold the manufacturer liable but will only award your spouse damages if he sustains any.
Fortunately, he was not hurt and any damages to the car are being compensated by the insurance company.
So there is nothing to base an award of damages on.
Do you see what I mean?
And even if there was, punitive damages are not awarded for negligence or for errors or substandard products or services. Punitive damages relate to conduct that deserves punishment. So the damage award would be based on what damages your spouse incurred that were a result of the failure of the airbag to deploy and are above what he is getting paid by the insurance company.