Atlanta Door Latch Failure Lawyers
Car Door Latch Failure
Recently, Ford Motor Company, a major American automaker, has issued a recall involving various car models with defective door latches. Your car may be affected.
If you have been in an accident due to a defective auto part, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the experienced Atlanta auto product liability attorneys at the Grant Law Office for reliable legal counsel. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages during recovery, pain and suffering, and more. To find out whether you have a viable claim against a negligent auto manufacturer, call us today at (404) 995-3955 or (866) 249-5513. We offer free case reviews.
Can I File a Claim against the Liable Automotive Company?
Door latch failure claims can be pursued through Georgia product liability laws. If your injuries were caused by a design or manufacturing flaw in your vehicle's door latch that put you at an unreasonable risk of harm, then you may be awarded compensation for the damages you have suffered as a result. However, the automotive company will likely fight your claim with everything they have - insurance specialists, lawyers, etc. - which is why you should get help from an attorney if you want to win your case.
What Are the Ford Defective Door Latch Recalls?
Ford's door latch recalls in recent years have affected millions of vehicles of various models. All consumers are highly advised to contact their closest Ford dealership for more information if they own any of the following models:
- 1997-2000 Ford F-150
- 1997-2000 Ford Expedition
- 1997-2000 Ford F-250 Super Light Duty
- 2005 Ford Five Hundred
- 2005 Mercury Montego
- 2005-2006 Ford Freestyle
- 2012-2014 Ford Fiesta
- 2013-2014 Ford Fusion
- 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ
To determine whether your vehicle has been impacted by the recalls, visit the NHSTA website and use the VIN search.
What Injuries Can Result from Door Latch Failure?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 8,000 people are ejected from vehicles through open doors due to defective door latches each year. These accidents often result in minor to severe injuries including the following:
It is not uncommon for victims to face exorbitant medical expenses resulting from emergency room visits, costly medical procedures, surgery, physical rehabilitation, and other services necessary for recovery.
Contacting an Atlanta Georgia Vehicle Defects Attorneys
If a defective door latch led to your injuries, contact our firm. If you have a viable claim, we will use our extensive skills and resources and fight to hold the vehicle manufacturer responsible. For many years, our excellent legal team has represented clients throughout the state of Georgia. You may call our office at (866) 249-5513 or submit an online contact form to schedule a consultation with a member of our dedicated legal staff.