Car Accidents Following Faulty Repairs


May 04, 2017

Unfortunately, injuries resulting from car accidents are extremely common. There are many potential causes of car accidents, including careless driving and bad weather. Another possible cause that sometimes comes into play is when a mechanic who was meant to repair a car leaves it with some damage that later leads to a car accident. When this happens, it can be highly frustrating since even the most cautious driver can find himself or herself involved in a collision that results from a faulty car repair.

What should I do if a mechanical error caused my accident?

If you believe you were involved in an accident because of an error made by a mechanic, you will have to show that the mechanic or auto shop was in some way negligent in the repairs they did, and that the result was that the car did not function properly, and you suffered an injury as a result.

An auto shop could be liable if they failed to install something properly, failed to install the proper part, damaged another part of the car when they were repairing something else, if the shop failed to properly train its mechanics, or allowed unqualified people to make repairs.

Of course, it might not always be the case that a mechanic caused the error. It could be the case that the part that they used was defective, in which case, it might be a product liability case where the manufacturer could also be liable to you for your injuries. It might take some investigation to discover what the actual cause of the accident was, and who is actually liable for your injuries.

What if someone filed a claim against me because of the accident?

One of the more frustrating aspects of a car accident that is the result of a mechanical failure is getting blamed for the damage caused to someone else's vehicle. This could be the case if a mechanic failed to properly replace or repair your brakes, and you were unable to stop in time at a red light, and rear-ended the car in front of you. As far as the driver in the other car is concerned, you might have simply failed to stop in time as a result of your own lack of attention or caution.

Of course, the other driver must show that you were negligent. You will have to be able to show that it was the faulty brakes, and not your negligent driving that caused the accident.

What should I do if I believe that a faulty car repair caused my car accident?

If you believe that a mechanic made improper repairs to your vehicle, and that those improper repairs caused you to become involved in a collision, you should contact an attorney to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights. 

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Source:  https://sbwc.georgia.gov/statutes-and-rules and http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-51/

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Category: Auto Accidents

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