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Can I Sue the Auto Shop for Negligence?

February 16, 2023

We rely upon our vehicles to get us where we need to be – safely. Part of the process is keeping your car in good repair, and for that, you turn to your trusted auto shop. If the repairs they make, however, are shoddy, incomplete, incorporate defective parts, or are otherwise dangerous, it can put you and your family at increased risk of being injured. If you or someone you care about is injured in a car accident that’s caused by an improper auto repair, you can sue the negligent auto shop, and an experienced Bronx car accident attorney can help.

The Consequences of a Shoddy Repair Job

Inferior auto repairs can lead to very serious consequences, including deadly car accidents. If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by an auto shop’s negligence, your losses – or legal damages – can include all the following:

  • Property damage to your vehicle and the contents therein
  • Medical bills that may need to address long-term healthcare concerns
  • Lost income that may need to address a decrease in your ability to earn over time
  • Your physical and emotional pain and suffering, which can make the recovery process far more challenging

Without compensation that covers your losses in their entirety, your ability to regain your health and well-being can be derailed.

Determining the Auto Shop’s Negligence

Determining that the auto shop is responsible for providing you with negligent services that led to your injury-causing car accident can prove exceptionally difficult. The shop owner or manager will likely claim that your accident was caused by something else, such as driver negligence in the form of distraction or speeding or by a vehicle defect that they did not work on or have any responsibility for.

Ultimately, proving fault will come down to gathering and compiling the available evidence in the creation of your strongest claim. This is a critical job that is best left in the capable hands of your seasoned car accident attorney.

Suing the Auto Repair Shop

To begin, you will likely file a car accident claim with the at-fault auto shop, and your trusted attorney will engage in skilled negotiations for a settlement that addresses your complete physical, financial, and emotional losses. If, however, the insurance company demonstrates that it’s unwilling to engage in good faith negotiations, your attorney will be well prepared to file a solid lawsuit against them – in pursuit of a fair court award.

You Need an Experienced Bronx Car Accident Attorney on Your Side

The focused Bronx car accident attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman – proudly serving the Bronx for decades – take auto shop negligence claims very seriously and have the experience and keen legal insight to skillfully advocate for an advantageous outcome that supports your most complete recovery. We are on your side and here to help, so please don’t put off contacting or calling us at 212-285-3300 for more information about what we can do for you today.

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