Poorly Designed Door Latches

Properly latching doors are some of the most basic safety features for cars and trucks. During an accident, automotive doors can help protect you from suffering blunt force trauma as well as from being thrown out of the vehicle. Unfortunately, however, poorly designed door latches and handles may lead to door failures when you need this protection the most. Defective or weak door latches and handles may be unable to withstand the pressure of a rollover accident, causing the doors to open and expose passengers to additional, catastrophic injuries.

If you or someone you love was involved in a rollover accident in which the door latches failed to keep the doors of the vehicle shut, you could be entitled to financial compensation from the automotive designer at fault for this devastating malfunction. To speak with an experienced and well-qualified legal advisor about SUV rollover lawsuits, contact the Willis Law Firm today at 800-883-9858.

Consequences of Poor Door Design

Door latches should be designed to withstand a high amount of pressure to ensure that they can keep auto doors closed during accidents. When vehicle designers fail to uphold this important standard, it can result in serious injuries for drivers and their passengers. During a rollover accident, faulty door latches can cause vehicle occupants to suffer the following:

  • Head and neck trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Severe lacerations

If a negligent vehicle designer has caused you to suffer additional or worsened injuries in a rollover accident, we may be able to help you secure the financial compensation you deserve.

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If you or a loved one was injured in a rollover accident involving defective door latches, the skilled legal team at the Willis Law Firm can help you fight back against the careless party responsible for your pain and suffering. To learn more about your legal options following SUV rollover accidents, contact us today at 800-883-9858.