Questions: Negligent Auto Repair Lawsuits
Any kind of negligence by a mechanic at a body shop or car dealership that causes injury or harm can lead to filing a personal injury lawsuit. The amount a plaintiff is entitled to depends on several factors, particularly how egregious the act and how serious the injury.
Auto repair negligence has been known to cause accidents in tire failure, braking malfunction and sudden acceleration cases.
If your car or truck has been damaged by a mechanic, and the negligence leads to an auto accident, contact an attorney to investigate the matter. The Lyon Firm has the resources to thoroughly review your case.
Reports from car and truck owners have included auto repair negligence that involved faulty brakes, underinflated tires, throttle issues, improper auto assembly, software malfunctions, electronic issues, improperly installed hitch, and other safety feature failures.
Negligent Auto Repair Settlements
Following Auto Accidents, The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against negligent individuals, body shops and auto dealerships to obtain just compensation under the law.
Failure to Diagnose Defective Suspension: Quadriplegia and Wrongful Death.
Confidential Settlement provided for more comprehensive medical care, end stage care, and emotional closure for surviving spouse of thirty years.
Extensive litigation demonstrated that the auto dealership had failed to diagnose and repair a defective right-rear trailing arm despite evidence of damage. Notably, the new car was unable to be properly aligned and the alignment test showed the right rear tire was out of specification.
Despite the test results and customer complaints, the auto dealership maintained the car was safe to drive and did not require additional work. However, the auto dealer never warned the driver of the issue.
It was then proven that the damage to the trailing arm was a significant contributing factor is causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle in a one-car accident. Following discovery and mediation, the case was resolved for a confidential seven figure amount.
Improper pairing of tow equipment & tow vehicle
Confidential settlement on behalf of a widow who lost her husband in a rollover accident case. The couple had recently purchased a large towing camper from a reputable RV Dealership.
A few days after the purchase, the couple returned to have the appropriate hitch sized and placed on the towing vehicle, which was a Ford Explorer Sport. The serviceman at the auto dealer recommended and placed the hitch on the towing vehicle, but unknown to the couple, the hitch and the tow vehicle were not properly rated for the weight of the camper.
The couple left the following day on a road trip that was to take them around the Midwest to a variety of camping locations. Unfortunately, they never got more than an hour from home. As a result of the excessive weight, the camper swayed and caused a rollover accident that resulted in terminal injuries for our client’s husband. It took expert evaluation to learn the terrible mistake that was made.