Plaintiff rode in the back seat of a friend’s vehicle. The driver, who was speeding, lost control on a winding road, went through a railing and rolled-over multiple times. Plaintiff alleged that although he wore a seatbelt, it unlatched while the vehicle rolled, causing him a catastrophic spinal cord injury, as well as, a head injury and multiple fractures. Plaintiff alleged the seatbelt was defective. Defendant seatbelt manufacturer denied the seatbelt was defective, claiming the seatbelt had never been recalled. Defendant further argued that liability should rest solely on the driver.
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