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Negligent Repair or Maintenance Work

It could happen to anyone: you take your car into the shop for its required tune-up or a problem that needs fixing. After paying for a trained and qualified mechanic to fix the problem, your vehicle suddenly experiences problems while on the road, possibly even causing an accident. While this is not considered a common problem, and at times it might be difficult to determine whether or not a mechanic was negligent in his or her work, if you have recently paid for brake work and yet your brakes fail while driving – as an example – you must consider whether there was negligence on the part of the individual who was paid to fix your car.

Signs of Negligent Mechanical Work

If you have recently paid for a repair but believe that the work was of an inferior quality, consider the following:

  • Was the mechanic able to explain the repairs and show you evidence of their work?
  • Consider the timing. If another problem arises in the same part of your car within days or weeks of a supposed full fix of a problem, the mechanic may have caused the problem. If it is months or more later, it may not be related to improper maintenance or repair.
  • Negligent work can cause problems after routine maintenance as well: a distracted service technician could forget to put oil back in a car after removing the old during an oil change.
  • If you are suspicious of wrong-doing, ask around about a trusted mechanic and get a second opinion.

If negligent mechanical work caused an accident or damage to your vehicle, consider contacting a qualified attorney.

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If you have been harmed in a collision that was caused by a negligent auto mechanic, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable. Contact the Madison car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874.

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