Many of us are far from good at car repairs. That’s why we would go to a nearby garage to get repairs done whenever they are required. We rely on experienced mechanics to identify problems with our cars, resolve them and get them back on the road again. So it would be quite a shock if you were to be injured by a substandard car repair of any kind.
When you drive your car out of a garage after a repair has been done, you assume it is fit to be driven because you have been told the repair is complete and has been a success. Regardless of what went wrong and how it happened, it is definitely fair to say you might want to consider whether someone was negligent.
How does negligence factor into the situation?
When you take your car to a mechanic, their job is to find out what the fault is and to fix it. This might involve ordering in new parts and fitting them into place, having removed the faulty ones first. The car can then be returned to you ready to drive without having to worry about whether or not it is safe.
Obviously, you would expect the repair to be done to the highest possible standards. If something is not put back properly, or there are nuts and bolts that have not been properly tightened, you could be at risk of having an accident. Needless to say, you wouldn’t want to be in this situation – especially as you would have no idea anything was amiss until the accident occurred.
The potential for serious injuries
When you are driving, you could be travelling at speed. Even on a 20mph road, you could have a nasty accident if something suddenly happens to your car that you can do nothing about. It is this type of situation that could occur and lead someone to be injured by a substandard car repair. It may have nothing at all to do with the quality of the driving involved.
Accident Advice Helpline has handled claims in situations like these in the past. We’ve been around since 2000, and we have the expertise to see whether you have a claim to make as well. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and see whether you could make a no win, no fee claim with our assistance.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead