Auto Door Latch Defects Attorney Assistance

Broken latch in a car door

Many people commute. And as a matter of course, they assume their car door will open ease free. But sometimes there is an emergency that requires you to vacate your vehicle, but the door is now jammed. Imagine if your car was aflame and you couldn't escape. This is just one of many examples of the types of cases our injury lawyers have dealt with, and discuss below.


Car door defects can kill. And they can get exacerbated by a severe impact on your motorized conveyance. In the example above, a poorly made car door latch or door traps you in the car. So you can get burned alive, or worse.

Ehline Law Firm is a significantly experienced product liability law firm. This law firm has successfully helped thousands of people get money in tort claims. Also, their chief car accident lawyer, Michael Ehline, is world-famous according to his clients and peers.

Ehline will assist you in making insurance and court claims against all potential defendants. These are defendants who brought your poorly made automobile to the market. Ehline is a statewide firm. Also, they have garnered millions of dollars in economic recovery for victims. So these are people just like you in tragic cases, just like this.

Nationwide Vehicle Defect Door Latch Defect Lawyers.

Call Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC right now if your door latch failed and contributed to a bodily injury. Do so and discover why we are the premier law firm when a client needs an expert advocate. Most of all, our focus on vehicle safety defects is like a laser beam. Also, for at least ten years, our attorneys have physically gone to the accident scenes.

So we have seen the aftermath of devastating defective car door fact patterns. So those accidents brought about by a sideswipe or head-on collision to the side of a car are what we understand best. 

Examples of Scenarios Involving Door Latch Emergencies:

Scenes causing death or injury from a broken or lousy latch includes doors swinging ajar during an impact. Also, failed locks are famous for ejecting the vehicle’s occupants. Of course, doors jamming closed require the jaws of life to open them.

Sometimes the latch itself is poorly made, which contributes to doors jamming in even minor collisions. Being killed by a vehicle fire, for example, is a risk that gets significantly increased in either of the above scenarios.

Also, a fatality is twenty-three (23 times) times greater if a vehicle passenger or driver is thrown out of a moving or crashed vehicle. [1. NHTSA ]. Auto industry conglomerates are commanded by law to manufacture safe doors and door latches.

The definition of safe is being capable of operating after “up to” certain amounts of forces. So safe means it can withstand impact strains and other events. But the law does not set forth that crash test dummies get used to mimic real-life scenarios. So it is hard to assess the dynamism involved in many cases. So we consumers have to take the builder’s word for it.

But our law firm is at the ready to tell the automakers that federal standards are a floor and not a ceiling. Because of this, injury attorneys remind them they should have taken reasonable safety steps. Also, these should have gotten done during testing.

Hence, people may have remained unharmed. Most of all, it may just be that a fault or defective door latch is responsible for your injuries.

What About "Remote Rod" Defects?

Other issues that can arise in the case of a product like this are those involving the “remote rod.” So what's that? a remoted rod is the device that connects the car's door latch and handles of your car's door. So these remote rods historically have failed, broken, or twisted during a physical impact on a motorist's vehicle. Most of all, a dangerous vehicle strike can pop the door open when you least expect it!

But the scariest of wrecks revolve around tension-type rods. Mainly, these are more common in older vehicles. Additionally, responsible manufacturers recall and replace these with the more modern compression-type linkages. , that are much safer for travelers. Furthermore, the structure of the opening and hatch itself is just as important.

But this is because the car's metal skin provides some basic armor to shield the remote rod. So a barrier encases the rod in order to prevent it from bending as quickly as it would without a wall. And elegant cars are usually equipped with doors that contain multiple retention points. So if those rods fail, the Jaw of Life will almost always be required to extricate the vehicle's occupants after a crash.

Hiring the Right Vehicle Door Latch Defect Attorney.

Your motor vehicle door is essential to preventing death or permanent disability. Hence, it is a vital piece of safety equipment. So if a poorly designed or manufactured automobile door worsened or caused your suffering, call us.

In other words, we are primed and equipped with the knowledge, training, and skill. Also, we have human experts and intellectual mechanics to handle your product defect case.

For over a decade, our lawyers have helped consumers and victims throughout the world. Whether as pro hac vice or as lead counsel, we are ready, willing, and able to strike while the iron is hot.

Why not let us build the value of your injury case? It might be a perfect idea to call us now for a free legal consultation at (213) 596-9642.