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Defective seat belt prompts lawsuit

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Sarah Smith bought a used 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 at Bert Wolfe Ford in Charleston, NC. She has filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over a defective seatbelt that caused her injuries.

She was driving with her son when a deer crossed in front of her car. She struck the deer and her vehicle came to a sudden stop. The seatbelt did not properly restrain her and she was thrown forward. The airbags also did not deploy. Smith sustained severe injuries to her back when she was thrown around her car and into the steering wheel as a result of her faulty seatbelt.

Smith states that she was never made aware of the defect before the accident. She states that the seatbelt was factory issued and should have been properly tested for defects before it was released into the market. Smith suffered injuries to her back, abdomen, and chest during the accident.

She is seeking damages for medical expenses, loss of income, pain, mental anguish, and disability. She also seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

When automobiles are sold with defects, injury is bound to occur. If you have been injured as a result of defective auto parts, contact the Waukesha Automobile Defects Lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®