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Automotive Repair Lawyers

Getting your car or truck repaired can be a nerve-racking prospect. Automotive repairs can be very expensive. Additionally, the time it takes to complete the work can leave you without your usual means of transportation. 

Most automotive repair specialists provide reliable services. However, some mechanics do not fulfill their duty to offer a reasonable standard of automotive repairs. 

When an automotive repair specialist does a faulty job, it can result in harm to the customer. For instance, faulty repairs often result in the need for further automotive work. In extreme instances, shoddy repair work can cause a motor vehicle accident. If the customer is injured, they may have cause for a legal claim. 

If you have been the victim of a negligent mechanic, you should speak with knowledgeable automotive repair lawyers. A seasoned legal professional will review the circumstances of your accident and injury to help you move forward. 

The automotive repair lawyers at Morgan and Morgan have the skills needed to fight successfully for our clients. You should not be left holding the costs and losses from a mechanic’s negligence. 

Following an accident or injury, reach out to the friendly staff at Morgan & Morgan. Our lawyers are ready to build a powerful claim to recover the financial compensation to which you are entitled. 

Complete our simple contact form online to schedule a free consultation with a legal professional. Let the team at Morgan and Morgan represent you.

Common Types of Faulty Automotive Repair Cases

When you trust an automotive repair specialist with your vehicle, you should be able to trust the quality of the service they provide. Business owners have an implied obligation to offer a professional standard of automotive work.  

Every instance of faulty automotive work presents a unique set of facts. However, some types of automotive specialist negligence are more common than others. 

Some of the most typical kinds of mechanic repair negligence include: 

  • Faulty wiring jobs
  • Inadequate or improper mechanical work
  • Defective and low-quality paint jobs
  • Shoddy fender or bumper repair
  • Defective work on the body or frame
  • Leaking hoses or fluid reservoirs
  • Installing improper parts or components
  • Improper component replacement 

These are only a few examples of the most common types of faulty automotive repairs. For those who are not knowledgeable in automotive composition, it can be difficult to determine the cause of mechanical and functional problems. 

When a mechanic returns a vehicle before an issue is properly fixed, the results can be dangerous. Customers may face the possibility of further vehicular damage or accidents. Also, customers should not be charged for faulty or inadequate repair work.

When a mechanic fails to complete the repair task properly, the victim may have grounds for a successful civil legal claim. Make sure to search for skilled automotive repair lawyers to explore your best legal options. 

The team at Morgan & Morgan knows what is needed to hold negligent businesses accountable. When we represent you, we will use all the evidence in your case to pursue the full amount of compensation you are owed. Do not let reckless automotive mechanic shops go unaccountable. Contact our firm today.

Protecting Yourself From Faulty Automotive Repair

It is difficult to fully protect yourself from the possibility of faulty automotive repairs. When you hire a mechanic, you place your trust in them as a customer. Automobile repair specialists have a duty to provide you with services that meet industry standards. This requirement holds for upgrades, adjustments, repairs, and maintenance work.  

One of the most effective ways to prevent faulty repair work is to choose a reliable and trustworthy automotive repair specialist. Make sure to do your due diligence when selecting a mechanic to hire. It is helpful to review online testimonials from former customers. This can help you to avoid unreliable and low-quality businesses.  

When you find a repair shop in your area with a positive reputation, check their credentials. Potential customers have the right to ask business owners about their professional qualifications.  

Seasoned and reliable automotive repair shops may have professional licenses and certificates to verify their ability to provide high-quality services. Most mechanics will proudly display these professional licenses in their lobby or customer waiting room. 

While finding the best mechanic is ideal, automotive problems can be urgent. In some cases, customers need quick repairs to get their car or truck in working order. This can make it difficult to avoid the possibility of faulty automotive repair. If your mechanic does not provide a reasonable standard of professional service, reach out to one of the automotive repair lawyers at Morgan & Morgan. 

Damages in Faulty Automotive Repair Claims

Financial payments in civil legal claims are known as damages. Most damages are meant to compensate the victim of negligence for the losses they experience.  

Victims of faulty automotive work typically experience high financial costs. Beyond the amount paid for the initial service, victims usually need to pay for additional repairs from subsequent automotive issues. 

The two most common types of compensatory payments for victims of faulty automotive repair are special and general damages. Trustworthy automotive repair lawyers can help you accurately determine the value of your defective automobile repair case.

What Are Special Damages?

These financial payments make up for the direct economic losses that victims experience. Suppose that you have your brakes repaired at a local mechanic shop. The mechanic does not provide adequate service before returning the vehicle, leaving the braking system unreliable. 

As a result, imagine that your brakes fail as you approach an intersection. The resulting collision could cause you to experience significant property damage, as well as serious personal injuries. 

The negligent mechanic’s failure to provide a reliable service was the proximate cause of the financial harm you suffered. Some of the common examples of special damages in cases involving faulty repairs include: 

  • Repayment for the initial repairs
  • Cost of further vehicular repair or replacement
  • Other associated property damage
  • Current medical treatment bills
  • Related prescription medication costs
  • Anticipated costs for future medical care needs
  • Loss of income and waived wages from missed work
  • Long-term decreases in earning ability 

Any financial loss that is caused by faulty repairs can be claimed through special damages. Often, victims are uncertain about which costs and expenses can be linked to the mechanic’s negligence. 

Speaking with skilled automotive repair lawyers will ensure that you pursue every dime to which you are entitled. Let the experts at Morgan & Morgan pursue financial recovery on your behalf.

What Are General Damages?

This type of financial payment is meant to compensate victims for their intangible losses, which are difficult to quantify. Some of the worst outcomes of motor vehicle accidents and injuries are not easily translated into dollar amounts. 

Still, negligent parties should be held accountable for these types of damages. General damages are most common in faulty repair claims involving a personal injury. Some of the typical examples of general damages in faulty automotive repair claims are: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Long-term decreases in quality of life
  • Temporary or permanent disability
  • Emotional anguish and psychological turmoil
  • Depression, panic disorder, and anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

Because these losses are difficult to calculate in monetary terms, insurance adjusters typically try to downplay them. For this reason, you should never attempt to negotiate with an adjuster without the guidance of a skilled legal professional. 

Seasoned automotive repair lawyers will help you to avoid statements that might undermine the strength of your claim. Insurance representatives are often trained to manipulate claimants into devaluing their case. 

For instance, suppose an adjuster asks how you are at the beginning of your conversation, and you reply, “I am doing fine.” In ordinary conversations, this would only be a social nicety. But in a negotiation, an adjuster may use this statement to argue that your injuries are not as bad as you claim. Do not let this scenario happen to you. 

The accomplished team at Morgan & Morgan can hold negligent businesses and their insurers responsible. We will negotiate forcefully to secure every penny that you are

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FAQ

Get answers to commonly asked questions about our legal services and learn how we may assist you with your case.

  • What Are Contingent Attorneys’ Fees?

    Contingent attorneys’ fees, also called contingency fees, are a type of legal payment approach. With this method, clients are not required to pay for legal services upfront. The compassionate team at Morgan and Morgan understands that victims of faulty auto repairs face many challenges. Paying for legal representation should not present another. 

    When our firm agrees to represent you, we will determine a specific percentage of the financial recovery from your case. You will not pay a single penny until we win or successfully negotiate a settlement in your case. 

    After we recover the payments that you are due, the agreed-upon portion of the money from your case will cover the cost of our services. This ensures that every victim has the ability to pursue justice. At Morgan and Morgan, our lawyers do not get paid unless you get paid. 

  • Are Punitive Damages Possible in a Faulty Motor Vehicle Repair Claim?

    Punitive damages are not intended to repay the victim for any direct or indirect losses. Instead, these payments are meant to punish the at-fault party for gross negligence or recklessness. 

    Because of this, judges and juries do not often award punitive damages to victims. However, your ability to recover punitive damages will depend on the specific factors of your case. Speak with an attorney at Morgan & Morgan to accurately calculate the total value of your legal claim.

  • Can You File a Claim for a Misdiagnosis of an Automotive Problem?

    If a mechanic misdiagnoses the problem with your vehicle, they should admit their mistake immediately. Everyone makes mistakes. 

    But when an automotive specialist fails to exercise a reasonable level of care, they may be held legally accountable. When businesses fail to accept responsibility for the harm they cause, it is vital to speak with automotive repair lawyers about pursuing justice.

  • Morgan & Morgan Is Here for You

    When you need legal representation in the aftermath of an automotive repair issue, contact Morgan and Morgan. Our skilled team of tort lawyers has successfully represented clients for more than three decades. 

    At our firm, we have more than 700 trial-ready attorneys standing by to help you. Arrange a free legal case evaluation to explore your options for recovering financial compensation. 

    Do not allow negligent businesses to deny you the money to which you are entitled. Arrange a no-cost legal consultation by filling out our online contact form. The tort attorneys at Morgan and Morgan will fight diligently for you.

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