When buying a vehicle many people take the time to research different qualities such as gas mileage, responsiveness, and, most importantly, safety features. Over time, you will need to have routine maintenance, repairs, and inspections performed to ensure that your vehicle remains in good working order. However, sometimes minor and major repairs can be done wrong to the point of causing your car to malfunction. When someone who works on your vehicle provides faulty workmanship, there can be severe and even fatal consequences.
Your Mechanics Responsibilities
An automotive repair person has a responsibility to provide a reasonable standard of care when performing work on your vehicle. By accepting the job of performing maintenance or repair, they are holding themselves out as having the skill, knowledge, and abilities to perform the work competently. It is reasonable for you to expect that they will complete the required services on your vehicle carefully and professionally and that your automobile will be returned to you in a safe and functional condition.
What Happens After the Repair?
When a mechanic has improperly repaired or damaged your vehicle, you probably will not realize it until after you have paid for the work and left their shop. In the rare case, a patron may have their car breakdown before leaving the parking lot. In that instance, they can return to the mechanic and lodge their complaint. More often a mechanic’s failure to properly repair an issue, use of a defective automobile part, or damage to another part of the vehicle results in the car losing its ability to function while it is in motion. For example, a faulty repair could cause your brakes to malfunction or your steering capacity to be disabled. When circumstances such as these occur, the vehicle could be involved in a serious accident which injures the driver, passengers, and occupants of another car.
What to do if you are Injured Due to Defective Automobile Work
Having your property damaged or being injured due to negligent automobile work can mean suffering financial loss and possibly incurring extensive medical expenses. You also may also have missed time at work or be unable to return due to your injuries. When you or a loved one suffers damage to your vehicle or an injury due to a mechanic’s carelessness in performing maintenance or repairs you need to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you evaluate your case and pursue your claims.
We have knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorneys who understand the issues which arise when a person is injured due to poor vehicle workmanship. We are here for you and can help. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.