Defective Automobile Door Latch

Defective Automobile Door Latches

Houston Auto Defect Attorneys, Fighting for Clients Nationwide

When involved in an automobile accident, you expect the vehicle to keep you reasonably safe and free from preventable injuries. However, when an automobile manufacturer decides profit is more important than safety, causing them to allow defective auto parts and vehicles onto the consumer market, it can lead to serious injuries or death.

The Ammons Law Firm represents victims and their families who have suffered due to all types of auto defects, including defective automobile door latches. If you were injured in an accident or if your loved one was killed in an auto collision, and you believe a defective automobile door latch led to or worsened the crash, contact our Houston defective auto door latch attorneys right away for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Call (281) 801-5617 or submit an online request form.

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    Ammons Law Firm represented a client who sustained multiple injuries after his crash safety systems failed to provide reasonable occupant protection.


How Can a Defective 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, be 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 include:

  • 2012-15 Ford Focus
  • 2013-15 Ford C-MAX
  • 2013-15 Ford Escape
  • 2015 Ford Mustang
  • 2015 Lincoln MKC
  • 2014-16 Ford Transit Connect vans

The affected vehicles have a pawl spring tab in the side door latch that could break, possibly preventing the door from latching. According to Ford, “a door latch with a fractured pawl spring tab typically results in a door-will-not-close condition.”

What to Do If You Have Been Seriously Injured Due to a Door Latch Defect

Our Houston auto defect attorneys have resolved many personal injury and wrongful death cases involving defective auto door latches. We can 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, and other financial damages.

If you have been seriously injured or if your loved one was killed in an auto defect crash, give us a call at (281) 801-5617.

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