Injured by a Defective Car Door Latch? WRSMH Can Help

The NY injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP represent clients who have suffered serious injuries caused by faulty automobile door latches and other defective auto parts. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries as the result of a defective door latch, please contact us today for a free consultation. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients throughout the State of New York and will use our knowledge and legal skills to recover for you the compensation that you deserve. Contact our office today to find out how we can help.

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Defective Designs

When a door latch does not work properly on a motor vehicle, the vehicle's door may open while in motion, possibly ejecting the driver or passenger from the moving automobile. Faulty door latches may result in serious injuries, including broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries. As the victim of a defective door latch related injury in New York, you have legal rights and should hire competent and aggressive legal representation right away. At Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP, our New York faulty door latch attorneys know that litigation can be used as a tool to persuade negligent auto product manufacturers to alter defective designs so that their products do not place consumers at risk for painful and devastating injuries.

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Defective Ford Door Latches

The Ford Focus, four door and five door models manufactured from 2000 to 2002, may have door latch defects, and as many as 360,000 of these vehicles have been recalled by the Ford Motor Company. The defect occurs when the door latches become corroded and prevent the door from remaining closed. In some cases the door may not be able to open due to the buildup of corrosion. The following lists some of the other Ford vehicles that have been reported to have defective door latches:

  • 1997-2000 Ford F-150 trucks
  • 1997-2000 Ford Expeditions
  • 1997-2000 Ford F-250 Super Light Duty trucks
  • 2000 Ford F-150 Super Crew trucks

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Contact a NY Faulty Door Latch Attorney at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP

If you have suffered serious personal injuries as the result of a faulty door latch accident, it is important that you seek the advice of a skilled New York auto product liability lawyer. We will use our knowledge and years of legal experience to recover for you the monetary compensation that you deserve for your injuries and other accident related expenses.

If you have suffered injuries as the result of a defective door latch in New York, please contact us immediately at (212) 986-7353.

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Our Product Liability Case Results

$2.5 Million - Wego Kite Tube Accident

Jason Rubin secured a settlement of $2,500,000.00 on behalf of a 33 year old man who was injured as a result of a defective inflatable tube towed behind a boat.

Jason Rubin

$1.175 Million - Product Liability Caused Catastrophic Injury

Cliff Shapiro obtained a settlement of 1.175 million dollars for a twenty-one year old man who was blinded in one eye as a result of an accident involving a defective platform hoist.

Clifford Shapiro

$565,000 - Product Liability with Electrical Shock

Kenneth J. Halperin recently obtained a $565,000 settlement for a former N.Y.C.T.A worker who sustained an electrical shock while inspecting a propulsion system supplied by a foreign manufacturer.

Kenneth Halperin

$524,000 - Severe Foot Crush Injuries

The case settled at mediation prior to trial for $524,000, including $424,000 from the dumpster manufacturer and $100,000 from the municipality.


$210,000 - Construction Worker Who Fell From a Defective Ladder

Following a fiercely contested jury trial, WRSMH was able to obtain a verdict in excess of $200,000 on behalf of a 20-year-old wiring technician from Brooklyn.


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