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The Dangers of a Negligent Auto Mechanic

Does your car run perfectly all the time? Of course not.

As with all mechanical objects, a motor vehicle needs routine maintenance on a regular basis. Even then, routine repairs are not always enough and you will need to take your car to an auto repair shop.

A good car mechanic is an invaluable benefit to your life while a bad mechanic can make matters worse. Mechanics are sometimes stereotyped for promoting frivolous repairs so that they can make more money. However, the opposite extreme of failing to notice problems that do need fixing is much more dangerous. Mechanics can indirectly cause harm by overlooking the signs of a serious malfunction in a car system. Additionally, making an incomplete repair or failing to put the car back together properly could both lead to dangerous results; your vehicle may suddenly suffer a critical failure in traffic, leading to a serious motor vehicle accident.

Car Malfunctions and Roadway Horrors

It can be terrifying when the vehicle you are driving suddenly won’t respond or  begins to malfunction unexpectedly. Some of the potentially disastrous system failures that can trigger a Wisconsin car crash include:

  • Steering failure
  • Tire blow outs
  • Engine fire
  • Engine stall
  • Brake failure
  • Suspension collapse
  • Airbags fail to deploy, or deploy unexpectedly
  • Electrical system failures, including brake lights and turning signals

Your auto mechanic has the professional obligation to return your car in a safe and useable condition. If he does not honor this obligation, he bears responsibility if a vehicle failure causes a serious motor vehicle accident. He can be held liable for any injuries that result from his negligent car repairs.

Looking for Justice

Have you suffered an injury in a Wisconsin car crash caused by negligent repair work? You have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses and any other losses from the incident.

Let the experienced Appleton car wreck lawyers at Hupy and Abraham tell you how to speed your financial recovery. Call us today for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation at 920-882-8382 or toll-free at (800) 800-5678 . In return, we will send you our free book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims.