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What are Defective Car Repairs?
Defective car repairs are automobile repairs that have been performed poorly or with dangerous results. Defective car repairs are of particular concern for many reasons. First, the safety of the car’s performance on the road can present risks to the driver, passengers, and other people on the road. Secondly, defective car repairs can result in actual physical damage to the car.
For instance, if a brake replacement is found to be defective, it could damage other parts of the car such as the wheels. Or, a subsequent brake failure can result in a car accident, which could create more dangers and legal issues.
What are Some Examples of Defective Car Repairs?
Some common examples of defective car repairs can include:
- Faulty mechanical repair
- Faulty wiring jobs
- Improper parts replacement
- Leaky parts or hoses
- Substandard cosmetic repair (bumpers, fenders, etc.)
- Defective paint and body work
Defective car repairs can be avoided through proper diagnosis of the car when it is brought into a repair shop. If you are unsure of the status of a mechanic or repair shop, you should ask the employees or supervisors to present their certificates, licenses, and business operating certificates. These will help ensure that the persons performing the car repairs are qualified to perform the required work on your car.
What Should I Do if I Need to File a Lawsuit Over Car Repairs?
If you need to file a lawsuit over defective car repairs, you may wish to compile all the related documents for your claim, including repair receipts, purchase and repair warranties, insurance documents, and other legal instruments.
Also, you should understand that more than one party may be liable for losses resulting from defective repairs. These include:
- Shop mechanics
- Owners/operators of the shop
- Manufacturers (especially where a company mechanic works under warranty agreement)
In some cases, it can be difficult to determine which person or party is responsible for a bad auto repair. Most defect car repair lawsuits are based on the legal theory of negligence.
Do I Need a Lawyer for Help With Defective Car Repair Issues?
Defective car repairs can be difficult do deal with, and can actually present some safety concerns for drivers. You should contact a qualified lawyer in your area if you need help filing a legal claim over defective car repairs. Your attorney may be able to provide the legal guidance necessary for obtaining a financial damages award. Also, your attorney can help you understand how the laws may affect the outcome of your legal claim.
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Last Modified: 04-23-2014 01:36 PM PDT
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