If you’ve been hurt by something you own, Wittenstein & Wittenstein will work with you to find the responsible party or parties and bring them to justice.
It doesn’t matter how big or small the item is, or how much you paid for it: if it injured you, you may be eligible to file suit. Items may be as small as a cigarette lighter or as large as a car, the fact remains that these products came with unreasonable risks and resulted in a loss on your part. Similarly, a bouncy ball need not have been particularly expensive for it to cause the need for expensive surgery if your child has the misfortune of swallowing one.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is a government organization that protects citizens from harmful products by issuing recalls. However, products are sometimes not recalled fast enough, or the notification of the recall may have been insufficient. Common household items recalled by the CPSC include (but are not limited to):

  • Lead paint
  • Children’s toys
  • Cribs
  • Cars
  • Power tools
  • Cigarette lighters
  • Household chemicals
  • Stoves
  • Washing machines

Sometimes an individual item, rather than a product line, is defective. This may be a result of a manufacturing error or improper testing. No matter what the cause of the defect, you may be entitled to compensation if you were injured.

Don’t worry about finding out who is responsible—let Wittenstein & Wittenstein do the work. We are confident that we can track down the parties at fault, whether it is the manufacturers, distributors, retailers, or all of them. With over forty years of experience, our highly qualified attorneys are ready to assist you in fighting for your rights. Simply contact us at 718-261-8114 or law@wittenstein.com, and we can help you decide how to take the next step.