Use of Parts that Are Not Compliant With Government Standards
Auto manufacturers have a responsibility to their consumers to create vehicles that offer a reasonable level of protection in the event of car accidents. In order to make sure that these companies uphold this important duty, the federal government has placed certain safety regulations on vehicle manufacturers. One of these, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 206, refers to the standards for door latches on vehicles. It requires that all vehicles have specific door retention components and latches that can withstand up to 30 g of force.
If you or someone you love was injured in a rollover accident because a vehicle door opened or collapsed during the incident, the manufacturer at fault for the defective latch may be held liable for your pain and suffering. Contact the Willis Law Firm at 800-883-9858 to speak with a knowledgeable legal professional about the possibility of seeking financial compensation through an SUV rollover lawsuit.
Consequences of Faulty Latches
If a door latch fails to keep doors securely shut during a rollover accident, the driver and passengers are at risk of being thrown from the vehicle or injured by elements outside of the vehicle. Some of the potential injuries that may result include:
- Abrasions from the road
- Head, neck, and spinal cord damage
- Severe lacerations
- Broken limbs
You should not to have to cover the costs of these injuries on your own. If a defective auto door is the cause of your SUV rollover accident injuries, the negligent manufacturer at fault may be held liable for your medical expenses, ongoing treatment costs, and other damages.
At the Willis Law Firm, our experienced legal team is dedicated to helping victims of auto manufacturer negligence obtain the compensation they deserve. To learn more about your legal options, contact our firm today at 800-883-9858.