Defective Auto Mechanic Work
With any service, but especially one that is both important to your safety and often costly such as car repair, it can be frustrating not to get what you pay for. However, defective work by an auto mechanic can happen to anyone, at any time, with potentially devastating consequences. As more computers and other new technologies are used in cars, mechanics are required to be more highly trained and specialized, with fewer broadly applicable skills and bits of knowledge. When they make a mistake, no matter the service, it can leave your vehicle less capable of functioning properly, threatening your safety.
Before you can realistically pursue any sort of legal action against a mechanic, it is important that you are able to establish a clear link between the mechanic’s negligence and your subsequent problems. A vehicle is naturally going to experience wear and tear through regular use, so you must be able to differentiate between that damage which is normal and that which is the result of a mechanic’s failures. In considering whether this was caused by negligent mechanic work or just by usual wear and tear or some other cause entirely, take into account the following:
- The time lapse between repairs and the new problems
- Whether the new problems are located in the same part of the car
- The severity of the loss or injury related to the new problem
If you are unsure if your problem was caused by the mechanic who previously worked on your car, you may want to take your car to another mechanic to have it checked out.
Cars are an essential part of life for many Americans. Your mechanic should be held to high standards, as the safety of many people is in their hands. If you suffered injury or loss after negligently inferior work was done on your car, contact the Appleton car accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.