Are Repair Shops Ever Held Liable for Accidents?
You are a careful and conscientious driver. However, you cannot in any absolute way prevent an accident. Your initial suspicions that the other person caused the accident may turn out to be untrue. Indeed, an investigation may conclude that equipment failure in your vehicle led to the crash. If this is the case, you should hire a Henderson NV accident lawyer immediately. You will need representation straightaway. And you will need to get to the bottom of what caused the failure that led to the accident.
Accident lawyers in Las Vegas NV handle such cases all the time. Your lawyer will bring in engineering and mechanical experts to determine what went wrong and why. The investigation may lead to the shop that does maintenance and repairs for your vehicle.
Automotive shops tend to post disclaimers absolving them of liability if a vehicle they work on is involved in an accident. But if they have done work that contributed to the equipment failure that caused an accident, their disclaimer may not be legally binding.
To hold an automotive shop liable for damages, you must prove that the repair shop owed you a duty of care, that it failed to uphold that duty, that this negligence caused the accident, and that you have suffered serious injury and financial harm because of it. In other words, you can sue the repair shop for medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
If you can demonstrate that the shop installed incorrect components, used defective replacement parts, damaged part of the vehicle while making repairs, allowed unqualified technicians to work on your vehicle, or made incorrect repairs, then you can hold them accountable. You can sue for damages and get the kind of settlement that will help you find your feet financially.
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, then you should speak to an accident attorney in North Las Vegas at the law firm of Nobles & Yanez.