Car Door Defects
Car door defects can endanger vehicle drivers and passengers and cause severe injury or even death. When car door failure occurs, occupants can potentially be ejected from a vehicle or trapped during a serious collision. If you’ve been injured in a car door defect accident, contact William Mattar Law Offices. We handle a variety of accident cases and have the knowledge to investigate a defective auto parts liability claim. Call (844) 444-4444 today to speak to a member of our legal team.
What is a Car Door Defect?
A car door defect may arise in the manufacturing, design, or installation of a vehicle’s door and/or its components. They can also result from inadequate materials or subpar assembly. For instance, a poorly designed door latch or an improperly installed door handle may affect a door’s basic functioning. Handles, latches, locks, and remote rods (the component that connects the door handle to the latch) can all be defective.
Certain defects can cause the door to fail to open or open without warning, sometimes occurring in transit. In 2020, for instance, vehicle manufacturers Ford and Lincoln recalled over 2 million vehicles for faulty door latches that were at risk of opening unexpectedly.
Accidents from Defective Doors
Vehicle door failure can lead to potentially life-threatening accident scenarios. Depending on the type of door defect, an occupant may be unable to open the door after an accident or experience the door flying open while the vehicle is in motion. Car door failure can also occur upon impact. In these instances, an occupant may be either trapped or ejected from the vehicle.
If you or someone you know has been injured because of a car door defect, contact us today. Our experienced accident attorneys will help you pursue maximum compensation.
Compensation for a Car Door Defects Accident
Victims of car door defect accidents can suffer severe injuries and require financial compensation to cover injury-related damages (both economic and non-economic). Examples of serious injuries resulting from an accident involving a defective auto part include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Neck and back injuries;
- Spinal cord damage;
- Internal organ damage; and
If you’ve been injured in a car door defect accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Every case is unique, but depending on the circumstances, you could receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages due to missed time from work, and pain and suffering. In most cases, a manufacturer will bear some responsibility for an accident if its product caused harm. A personal injury attorney at William Mattar can assess the situation and determine if you have a claim.
Contact a Product Liability Attorney Today
Contact William Mattar if you suspect a vehicle defect caused your accident injuries. Our product liability attorneys will work to hold the at-fault party liable. To schedule a free and confidential consultation, complete our online consultation form or call our offices at (844) 444-4444. Our legal team is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.