Defective Door Latches

Every year, thousands of people are injured or killed when they are thrown from their vehicle in the midst of a car accident. In many rollover accidents, these individuals are thrown from the vehicle because their door suddenly opened due to a defective latch. Vehicle manufacturers are responsible for making sure their vehicles can hold up reasonably well during a car accident. Unfortunately, when something as simple as a door latch fails to function as it is designed, the consequences can be devastating.

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in part due to a defective door latch, you may not have to carry the financial burden alone. At the Willis Law Firm, our skilled and tenacious legal team is prepared to help victims of rollover accidents obtain the compensation they need from vehicle manufacturers. To speak with a qualified legal professional about your case today and possible legal actions, contact us at 800-883-9858.

Consequences of Defective Door Latches

Door latches should keep doors closed while driving as well as during a serious car crash. When they fail to do so, the occupants of the vehicle may be severely injured. Potential injuries from being thrown from the vehicle include:

  • Head trauma
  • Broken back or neck
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations

A flaw in the construction of a vehicle’s door latches is a serious error that should be avoidable. Unfortunately, many vehicle manufacturers are willing to continue putting customers at risk or do not conduct extensive enough testing to prevent vehicles with these dangerous defects from making it onto the market.

Contact Us

The Willis Law firm is dedicated to helping victims of car accidents and manufacturer negligence seek the justice they need. To speak with a member of our legal team today about your legal rights, contact our offices at 800-883-9858.