January 15, 2008
A three-car collision that happened in Texas led one of the victims to sue the makers of her car for a faulty seatbelt.
The suit claims that the woman involved was properly wearing her seatbelt while riding in her Nissan Pathfinder but the vehicle failed to protect her.
Plaintiff Blames Car Manufacturers
Rebecca Perdue says that at the time of the three-car crash she was properly wearing her seatbelt.
According to the suit, the seatbelt was unreasonably dangerous and defective.
Perdue says that the Nissan was defective with a design that was too stiff and rigid to appropriately distribute impact forces.
Safety of Seatbelts in Nissan Questioned
The suit states that the Nissan failed to provide Perdue with the proper restraints that are necessary for vehicles to prevent injuries from occurring.
To eliminate the consequences of the dangerously stiff and rigid vehicle, an airbag and/or other advanced safety restraint must be used because the restraint system is incomplete and ineffective without such features, says the complaint.
Perdue believes that had her Nissan contained a properly designed restraint system, she wouldnt have been injured in the crash.
Seeking Compensation for Injuries
Perdue is seeking compensation of more than $75,000 in damages for medical expenses and physical pain.
She is also hoping to be compensated for her loss of wages, disfigurement and loss of enjoyment of life.
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