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Car Door Defects

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Car doors serve as a line of defense and protection. However, when these doors contain defects, serious injuries may result. The most common car door defects occur with the latches.

Door Latch Malfunctions

When car door latches are defective, the doors may fly open, especially upon impact. This causes a passenger or driver to be ejected from a vehicle. Upon ejection, an individual may be crushed by a rollover or oncoming traffic and may receive injuries after hitting the pavement. Statistics show door latch malfunctions lead to a rise in accident fatalities. Defective door latches may result in other serious injuries, including brain damage or paralysis. These conditions require extensive medical care.

The most common car door defect involves the remote rod. This item connects the door’s handle and latch. When this rod breaks or distorts, the door may open during an accident. The entire car may be placed at risk for collapse. Likewise, it is possible for the reverse to occur. When a car latch does not open properly, passengers and drivers may become trapped.

Testing for Car Door Defects

The motor vehicle industry requires automobile door latches to withstand a certain level of force. However, no crash tests simulate accidents that measure this force. It is nearly impossible to check for defects.

Proving Door Defects

Door defect cases may be difficult to substantiate. It is necessary to prove a car door was defective. It is essential to document all evidence through photographs and journals that include specific details. Even if injuries are minor, it is important to seek medical attention and report the defect. Car manufacturers need to be held responsible for damages so that no more lives are put at risk.

Experience the Doan Law Firm Difference

The Doan Law Firm employs qualified attorneys who have great expertise fighting personal injury and product liability cases. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a car door defect, call (800) 349-0000. We have lawyers available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to handle your questions and concerns. All phone consultations are free and there are no fees unless we win. We sympathize with your pain and fight to get you fair compensation. We treat you like family and bring you the justice you deserve. Contact our offices today to see how we can help you!

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  1. After an accident, the responsible party's insurance company may try to reduce the claim amount. Commonly, insurance adjusters are trained to get information from the injured to assist in reducing the claim. Though some insurers are less guilty of this practice than others, it is important to realize that insurance companies are profit-oriented corporations and reducing claims results in increased profits for shareholders. This can create a situation for the injured in which they are offered a settlement that does not truly reflect the damages suffered. If you accept this settlement, you lose the ability to get more money should your injuries require further medical treatments. It is critical that victims get legal assistance in any personal injury case, and The Doan Law Firm is prepared to fight relentlessly for your rights.
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