Car doors and their latches are something most of us don’t think much about, yet they’re an essential part of ensuring our family’s safety. When operating correctly, a car door latch is a model of innovative design, one that protects the passengers as well as the driver. But when something goes wrong with that car door latch, the consequences can be serious, and even fatal. If you or a loved one have been injured by a defective car door latch in California, it is important to meet with an experienced products liability attorney as soon as possible. Contact us at one of our many California offices to schedule a free consultation and receive the compensation you are entitled to. Call 1-800-208-3538 today.

The Dangers of Faulty Car Door Latches

Simply put, defective card door latches allow the door to pop open exactly when it shouldn’t. That’s especially serious should you have an accident. When car doors burst open upon impact, passengers are far more likely to be thrown from the automobile. Among the many injuries recorded by first responders at the site of these accidents are spinal cord injury, brain damage, internal hemorrhage, and multiple broken bones. If serious injuries have resulted from an accident related to a faulty car door latch, your case for receiving compensation is a strong one. Because our legal team is experienced in-door latch safety failure, we know how to pursue such cases thoroughly and effectively, while also respecting the trauma of the incident. If you’re unsure about whether your case is a strong one, call us at 1-800-208-3538 for a free case review. Our team of attorneys is highly trained in vehicle door latch failure, along with other car defect cases. We’re available around the clock to answer any questions or to help you set up your free consultation.
 

Product Liability Law in California

The state treats a car door latch as a “product” for the purposes of evaluating responsibility for latch failure. Among the possible approaches in pursuing damages in faulty door latch situations is proving general negligence, or focusing on strict product liability. That’s why our team focuses so carefully on investigating the car door latch failure. If you’re pursuing a strict products liability claim, you may need to show that the defect in the car door latch was the cause of the injury and that the defect existed before you bought the vehicle. Whether it’s a design flaw, mechanical or manufacturing error, or a failure to recall the vehicle when the flaw is known. Our legal team will work on your behalf to ensure your losses are recouped and in some cases, a jury may award punitive damages. With a negligence claim, a strong case for recovered damages can be made if the auto dealer or the manufacturer is found to have been negligent in selling, making or designing the product -- in this case, the door latch in the car involved in the accident. When it’s obvious that the manufacturer or seller failed to warn you about the faulty car door latch, it’s advisable that you contact a lawyer to discuss a potential claim.

Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Case Review

Products liability cases can be complex, so you’ll need an experienced team investigating and pursuing your defective car door latch claim in California. Contact us at 1-800-208-3538 for a free case review by one of our personal injury lawyers specializing in products liability. No fees will be collected unless you receive compensation for your injuries.

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