Improper Installation of Door Latches
Door latches are an integral part of automotive safety. They keep vehicle doors safely shut in the event of accidents, protecting drivers and passengers from blunt force trauma and ejection from the car or truck during incidents such as rollovers. Frustratingly, however, a variety of factors can cause door latches to fail. In some cases, door latches may be improperly installed during the manufacturing process, causing vehicle occupants to suffer additional or worsened injuries during rollovers.
If you or someone you love was injured in a rollover accident because of improperly installed door latches, you could be entitled to compensation from the vehicle's manufacturer to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. To discuss your legal rights regarding SUV rollover accidents, contact the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.
Vehicles with Door Latch Failure
Automotive door latches must be carefully installed so that they keep doors closed in the event of an accident yet they remain easy to open should occupants need to flee the vehicle. Unfortunately, not all vehicle manufacturers have given door latches the attention that they deserve, and several vehicles have been the subjects of lawsuits for door latch failure in the past 15 years. These include:
- Ford F-150
- Ford F-250
- Ford Expedition
- Lincoln Navigator
- Lincoln Blackwood
While Ford is the auto manufacturer most often associated with door latch failure, other automotive manufacturers, including Mitsubishi and GMC, have also been the targets of lawsuits due to faulty door latches.
If you have been hurt in a rollover accident due to an improperly installed door latch, you are not alone. The Willis Law Firm is dedicated to helping victims of car accidents obtain the justice they deserve. To discuss your case with a member of our skilled SUV rollover lawsuit team, contact us at 800-883-9858 today.