Whether it is for a tune-up or to have extensive work done, you expect
a high level of quality work and care from mechanics whenever you take
your vehicle into the shop. Unfortunately,
car accidents can sometimes occur due to the carelessness of mechanics when fixing vehicles
or take shortcuts to make their job easier.
Common examples of negligent repair of motor vehicles include:
- Brake failure caused by improper servicing or replacement of breaks and
other brake-related parts
- Power steering failure caused by improper servicing or replacement of power
steering mechanism and related parts
- Tire or wheel failure
It is imperative to understand that if your mechanic caused your accident
by performing inadequate maintenance work on your vehicle, you are eligible
to take legal action immediately. In order to prove that the mechanic
did not repair or service your vehicle properly and his or her negligence
directly resulted in your accident, you can have another mechanic look
at your vehicle and show how the faulty repair or service caused the collision.
On the other hand, people who own cars are required to maintain them in
a responsible manner to ensure the safety of its occupants and other vehicles
on the road. If an owner of a vehicle is aware of a malfunction that is
a safety hazard and fails to get it repaired promptly, then a subsequent
accident caused by this malfunction can make an owner liable. However,
if the accident is caused by a defective part, then the car manufacturer
or distributor of the defect car part can be to blame.
If you’ve been in a car accident and recently had your car repaired,
or if you suffered an injury in a collision caused by a negligent driver
who had a malfunction in their vehicle,
contact our Richmond personal injury attorney at Halperin Law Center and schedule a
free consultation today.