You may not think it’s possible for a door latch to be involved in an auto accident but they can be. More than 8,000 people are ejected from their auto every year due to a door latch failure. A defective door latch accident can cause minor and severe injuries, which include:
- Bone fractures
- Neck injuries
- Road rash
- Spinal cord injury that may result in paralysis and/or
- Road rash (i.e. serious abrasions)
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries in an auto accident due to a defective door latch, contact Victory Law Group, LLP today! We are the best auto accident lawyers with years of product liability experience.
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Crashworthiness and Negligence
Federal Vehicle Safety Standard 206 established crashworthiness rules and regulations for door locks and door retention in the early 1970s. Automakers are required to create door latches for autos that can withstand an inertial load that is 30 times the force of gravity during an auto accident. If a victim is injured due to a defective door latch, they can receive compensation from the automakers for their damages.
A defective door latch occurs when there are:
- Flaws in design
- Shoddy manufacturing
- Insufficient warning or direction for safe use
- Mechanical or technological failure
Victory Law Group, LLP works with engineers, medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other professionals to investigate door latch failure claims. We can prove cause, liability and negligence of the automakers for you. Victory Law Group, LLP will ensure that automakers pay for your damages due to a defective door latch.
Ford Recall for Defective Latches
Recently, thousands of cars have had defective door latches and Ford Motion Company has recalled them. Faulty door latches prevent the door from staying closed. We’ve listed a few of the recalls below for you:
- 1997-2000 Ford F-150 trucks
- 1997-2000 Ford Expeditions
- 1997-2000 Ford F-250 Super Light Duty trucks
- 2000 Ford F-150 Super Crew trucks
- Certain 2012-2014 Ford Fiestas
- 2013 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs
- Certain 2014 Ford Fusions and Lincoln MKZs
Make sure to frequently check safecar.gov and enter your vehicle’s identification number (VIN) to see if it has been recalled. If your car has been recalled, you should have it towed to the nearest dealer immediately.
Victory Law Group, LLP can assist you with your viable product liability claim against an automaker for a defective door latch. We are the best car accident lawyers and are highly experienced in product liability. We will get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Call us to speak to an attorney immediately. You may also submit an online contact form and we will get back to you shortly.