GM, Suzuki and Takata settle seatbelt failure case

Fall, 2005

Eric Zajac represented a 50 year old Florida woman who was ejected from a Geo Tracker and violently thrown onto a highway after her seat-belt allegedly failed. The injuries left the driver permanently disabled. The Defendants, who had either designed, manufactured or sold the Tracker or its seatbelt system, alleged that Zajac’s client was never wearing her seat-belt to begin with. But a neighbor who was walking her dog just minutes before the accident had stopped to speak to the driver and testified that she remembered the seat-belt being used.