Close Menu
Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP
Protect Your Rights: Call us for a FREE
Personal Injury Consultation
Home > Video Gallery > If my auto accident is due to a mechanical defect, can I sue?

Hudson Valley Law Firm Frequently Asked Questions Videos

If my auto accident is due to a mechanical defect, can I sue?

Return to FAQ Videos


You know many times the cause of an accident is not immediately clear, and so if you speak with an attorney, they can have the vehicle gone over and inspected to determine what the cause of the accident was. In the course of doing that, they can often find that there was some type of a problem, either at the mechanics, garage or wherever you had work done and that the work that they did or the failure to complete the work that they were suppose to do, was actually the cause of an accident.

We recently had a case where a person was injured as a result of a tire coming off of a vehicle and then coming into the bus in which she was a passenger and she was injured, and so when we brought the claim, we brought it not only against the other driver and the owner of that vehicle, but also of the body shop where she had the work done and it was the body shop’s insurance company that actually paid the majority of that claim.

Share This Page:
Ulster County Lawyers

Connect With Us

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Kingston Office

255 Fair Street, P.O. Box 3356
Kingston, New York 12402

Phone: 845-331-4100
Fax: 845-331-6930

Marlboro Office

1390 Route 9W, P.O. Box 727
Marlboro, NY 12542

Phone: 845-236-4411
Fax: 845-236-3190

Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, is located in Kingston, NY and Marlboro, NY and serves clients in and around Ulster County as well as parts of Orange, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene Counties as well as many surrounding areas.

Get Driving Directions

Attorney Advertisement

The information on this website is for general information purposes only. Nothing on this site should be taken as legal advice for any individual case or situation. This information is not intended to create, and receipt or viewing does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship.

No content on this site may be reused in any fashion without written permission from

Designed and Powered by NextClient

© 2015 - 2017 Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP. All rights reserved.
Custom WebShop™ law firm website design by

Contact Form Tab