The plaintiff was driving her car. As she approached an intersection she was struck head-on by another vehicle.


A week before the collision she had received a notice from the manufacturer of her car concerning a defect in the seat belt which would not permit it to be secured properly. Thus, it was impossible to use the seat belt. The force of the collision was such that the plaintiff was thrown fifty feet from the car, causing her severe injuries which resulted in her death.[33]

About the Author: James Swartz
Mr. Swartz, our Managing and Principal Attorney at Swartz & Swartz P.C., is a nationally recognized and respected trial attorney as well as consumer advocate. His practice focuses on cases involving negligence, torts, products liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other claims involving catastrophic injuries.

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