Read how an unsafe airbag and seatbelt system failed to protect the driver in a crash she should have walked away from. Our client was properly wearing her seatbelt and driving on a rural York County road when another vehicle struck her car head on. She was left a quadriplegic.
This case involved a vehicle seat back collapse and the defective design of a driver’s seating system. The vehicle was rear ended and the driver, who was wearing his seatbelt, was projected into the rear seat when his seat back collapsed rearward. We claimed the design of the seating system was too weak.
This case was involved in a relatively severe frontal vehicle collision, yet the passenger airbag failed to deploy. Our client, who was wearing her seatbelt, suffered a cervical spinal cord injury in this collision because her airbag failed to deploy and properly restrain her head and neck.
Tire failure or defective tires due to blow outs, tread separation, or other failure, can lead to tragedy. This tragic crash was caused by a tire blowout causing an SUV to roll over, injuring the driver and killing the passenger. The vehicle was traveling at highway speeds when suddenly, and without warning, the right rear tire catastrophically came apart causing the vehicle to spin out of control and rollover on the roadway.