Vehicle Repair Negligence
Automobiles are the backbone of American transportation, but they can be tremendously dangerous if they are not repaired correctly. We trust mechanics to make sure the repairs they do to our vehicles are safe, but not every mechanic exercises the caution that they should. Most mechanics take pride in their work, but it only takes a small act of negligence to put many people at serious risk of injury or death.
Of course not every dangerous mechanical problem can be blamed on mechanics. Of the millions of cars that take to the roads every day, many of them will inevitably break down. Parts break or come apart unexpectedly, often as a result of inattentive owners who fail to bring their vehicles in for necessary repairs. But when a vehicle is in good working condition, especially if the part in question was recently repaired or replaced, unexpected failure could be the work of a negligent mechanic.
If you take good care of your vehicle, bringing it in for regular maintenance, but a recently repaired mechanical defect leads to injuries, you should be suspicious. Vehicles are designed to endure extreme stress on the road, and many components can hang together even when they’re inches from falling apart completely. Although some vehicles experience recurring problems, problems with recent repairs should be taken very seriously.
Negligent vehicle repairs can lead to serious injuries and even death. Mechanics have a responsibility to ensure their work is trustworthy. If you or someone you love have been seriously injured because of a mechanic’s failure to safely repair a vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and suffering.
To learn more, discuss your case with the compassionate Kankakee personal injury lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C. and contact us today at (815) 929-9292.