Auto Mechanic Negligence
From time to time, we all must take our cars in for repairs or regularly scheduled maintenance—it’s part of being a responsible vehicle owner. The wait and costs can be frustrating, but we know it’s important to keep ourselves and others on the road safe, and we count on that work (which usually costs quite a bit more than we anticipated or hoped for) to keep our cars functioning safely. As such, it is understandable that we get very frustrated if that same part of the car malfunctions shortly after repair or maintenance work.
Examples of Mechanic Negligence
Undoubtedly, many times cars simply malfunction because they’re imperfect machines or due to regular wear and tear. However, it is incredibly frustrating to deal with one repair after another if it seems that the cause of the later repairs was earlier negligent work. Such negligent work might result in:
- Brake failure
- Car fire or engine explosion
- Wheel or tire problems
- Structural issues with the vehicle
- Breakdowns or stalls
- Inoperable safety features, such as airbag failure
Any such incident could put you or anyone else on the road in danger, plus you might have to deal with even more extensive and expensive repairs. Auto mechanics have an important obligation to perform good work, both because it is what they owe customers, and because negligent work can result in serious injury or even death.
If you have been injured in a car accident and you believe negligent repair work is to blame, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact the Racine car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more.