Does Car Insurance Cover Mechanic Negligence in Georgia?

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A Georgia mechanic works on a carIf you bring your vehicle in to be serviced by a mechanic or repair shop and you discover that the mechanic has failed to repair your vehicle adequately or has otherwise caused damage to your vehicle through their negligence, your car insurance may or may not cover the mechanic’s negligence and resulting damages you have sustained depending on the specifics of the situation.

As each case of mechanic negligence and individualized car insurance policies can be highly nuanced, it is best to discuss the details of your case with an experienced personal injury attorney.  If you believe a mechanic has damaged your vehicle due to their negligence, call Ali Awad, ‘the CEO Lawyer,’ and his team of experienced injury and accident attorneys to ensure that you thoroughly understand your legal options for recourse. Receive a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country, by calling (833) 254-2923 or contacting us online.

When you take your car into the mechanic’s shop for repairs, you trust the employees to do good work repairing your vehicle. If a mechanic or repair shop performs negligent mechanic work, the work done to the vehicle may even lead to an accident resulting in injuries, in addition to the damages left to your vehicle by the mechanic’s negligence. If your auto insurance policy includes collision coverage, that coverage might help pay for car repairs or replacement after an accident.

Mechanic negligence claims can become complex, as the burden falls on the injured party to prove the negligence of the vehicle repair shop. While it is best to avoid auto repair fraud, if you find that your mechanic has damaged or failed to properly repair your vehicle, speaking to a personal injury attorney with experience handling mechanic negligence in Georgia is your best option to ensure that your right to just compensation for your damages is adequately represented.

Can I Sue a Mechanic for Negligence?

If faulty repairs or maintenance lead to a car accident, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the mechanic or car repair shop that worked on your vehicle. However, it is important to remember that these cases can often be challenging to prove, so consulting with an experienced attorney will be valuable. To sue a mechanic for negligence, a consumer must prove that the mechanic or auto repair shop damaged their vehicle rather than fixed it. This may be accomplished through investigation, testimony, and other options your attorney will discuss with you.

Examples of mechanic negligence may include:

  •   Installing a faulty component
  •   Negligently installing a part or component
  •   Physically damaging the vehicle during the repair
  •   Fraud
  •   Poor workmanship
  •   Repairs that lead to an accident
  •   Not adequately repairing a damaged part
  •   Replacing parts with faulty components
  •   Carelessness

In addition to showing damages incurred, consumers must show that their injuries resulted directly from the faulty repair.

Damages from mechanic negligence may include:

  •   Physical injuries
  •   Damage to their vehicle
  •   Loss of income

A driver may initially be blamed for an auto accident caused by mechanic negligence. If upon later investigation, it was found that a mechanic or repair shop failed to properly repair a car accident victim’s vehicle, that mechanic or auto repair shop can be held liable for damages associated with the accident. The CEO Lawyer and his team of experienced Georgia personal injury attorneys can help you determine whether or not you may be able to sue a mechanic or auto repair shop for negligence. Call The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm to discuss the specifics of your case with a free case evaluation.

Proving Negligence

In order to receive compensation for your damages in a mechanic negligence case, you will need to prove that the mechanic owed you a duty of care, such as providing quality service. You must prove that the mechanic or repair shop breached this duty by behaving negligently. You must prove that if not for the behavior of this party, your damages wouldn’t have happened, and you must establish what damages you have incurred due to the negligent party’s actions. As successfully building a mechanic negligence case can be tricky, it is advisable to seek legal counsel from a personal injury attorney.

If I Was Not In An Accident, Can I Still Sue?

If a car mechanic or auto repair shop damaged your vehicle or inadequately repaired your vehicle, you may still bring a claim against them, even if no accident resulted from the mechanic’s negligence. However, if no accident resulted from a car mechanic’s negligence, it may become more difficult to prove the auto repair shop or mechanic caused your damages.

If you believe that a car mechanic or auto shop caused damages to your vehicle, it is wise to have your car inspected by another mechanic to inspect the initial mechanics’ work. If the original mechanic denies making any mistakes or refuses to correct the issues or damages made to your vehicle, you may choose to file a claim against the mechanic in small claims court. However, if the damage to your vehicle due to the mechanic’s negligence results in a car collision, you should consult with a Georgia car accident attorney as soon as possible. Your law firm’s legal team will be able to investigate all of the details of the accident and the negligence of the repair shop or mechanic.

Negligent Auto Repair

When it comes to negligent auto repair, there may be many options available to you. Contact an experienced personal injury claim attorney to go over your options for recourse relevant to the specific facts of your case. In some cases, you may be advised to file a personal injury claim. If you are the victim of mechanic negligence in Georgia, contact The CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm at (833) 254-2923 or online to discuss your legal options for recourse.

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