When involved in an automobile accident, you expect the vehicle to keep you reasonably safe and free from preventable injuries. And when an automobile manufacturer decides profit is more important than safety, it can lead to serious injuries or death. The Ammons Law Firm Attorney’s represents victims and their families who have suffered due to defective automobile door latches.
How can a defective automobile door latch cause injury?
During a crash, a defective door latch can cause the vehicle door to fly open and allow the occupant to come in contact with the ground or worse, ejected from the vehicle. This can lead to serious injuries including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, head and brain injuries and even death.
RECALL NOTICE: Defective Ford Door Latch News
Recently in the news, Ford has announced a recall on certain 2012 – 2016 model vehicles which includes: 2012-15 Ford Focus, 2013-15 Ford C-MAX, 2013-15 Ford Escape, 2015 Ford Mustang and Lincoln MKC, and 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect vans.
The affected vehicles have a pawl spring tab in the side door latch that could break which could prevent the door from latching. Other instances where the door is already closed, the door may unlatch while driving which can increase the risk of injury. High temperatures can have an adverse effect on the door latch defect.
What can I do if I or someone I know has been seriously injured or killed due to a door latch defect?
The Ammons Law Firm door latch defects attorneys have resolved many door latch matters and decide the best strategy for handling your unique case. Our defective door latch attorneys can help bring you justice for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, lost wages or other financial damages.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an auto defect crash, call (866) 523-1603 or click here to contact the faulty door latch attorneys at The Ammons Law Firm today for a free consultation.