Patricia McClanahan deserved safety, yet when she lost control of her vehicle and violently collided into a wall, her Kia Forte’s seatbelt system and front airbags failed to engage and deploy. As a result, her head suddenly and brutally slammed into the interior of the vehicle. She was transported by ambulance to Ventura County Medical Center wher she was treated for severe injuries that included a sizable laceration to her forehead requiring 35 stiches.
Had the Forte’s airbag deployed and the seatbelt system successfully engaged, her injuries would have been far less severe. As a direct result of the accident, Patricia suffered permanent scarring and disfigurement to her forehead and the top of her head.