New York Product Liability Lawyer Protecting Immigrants Rights
Effective Representation for Immigrants Harmed by Defective Products
You can use a product as it was intended and pay attention to label warnings, but still suffer a serious injury because the product is defective. Every year numerous defective products harm consumers, and manufacturers are liable based on products liability law. Long Island attorney William A. Streppone works with immigrants who suffer serious injury to help them take legal action against defective product manufacturers while at the same time protecting their immigration rights.
Because you are an immigrant, you may be afraid to file a lawsuit. However, you can put your fears to rest when you have an immigration lawyer who works in conjunction with experienced injury attorneys. This combination of attorneys can provide you with powerful legal protection.
If you have been hurt in an accident or by a product, you may be entitled to a cash reward. It is important to have an attorney who understands your legal status in the United States guide you through these types of cases while protecting your rights so you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
How Do You Know Whether a Product Is Defective?
Defective products fall into three main categories:
Defective design. When designing products, engineers must take reasonable precautions to ensure the product design will not be hazardous to consumers. Manufacturers must make efforts to reduce dangers and ensure products are safe, based on industry engineering standards. Whenever hazards become obvious, engineers must redesign the product so it poses no danger. When this isn’t possible, then engineers should devise guards within the design that protect users against the dangerous condition.
A recent example of a defective design was an electronic flaw in Toyota’s vehicle acceleration system. The flaw prevented the onboard computer from detecting and stopping short circuits that triggered speed surges.
Manufacturing defect. Improper manufacturing can lead to defective products. A failure to use standard materials, a lack of quality control or other errors can result in dangerous products being released into the market. Using lead paint during the manufacturing of children’s toys is an example of a manufacturing defect. Manufacturers know that young children often put toys in their mouths and should avoid toxic paint materials.
Failure to warn. When products can pose a danger, manufacturers must use labels that warn consumers about potential dangers and the importance of proper use. An example of a failure to warn is a power tool that does not have a warning label directly on the tool that discloses possible dangers during use.
Contact Us about Your Defective Product Injury
If you are an immigrant in New York who suffered a serious injury because of a defective product or if your relative died because of a defect product injury, get legal help right away. Call (631) 265-3988 or use the online form to contact the Long Island Law Offices of William A. Streppone.