We put a lot of trust into our auto repairmen. We trust that they won’t overcharge us. We trust that they know what is really wrong with our cars. We also trust that when we hire them, they will do their jobs well. Unfortunately, we’ve all heard the stories of unscrupulous auto mechanics who attempt to – and often succeed in – taking advantage of trusting customers.
The lucky few figure out what the repair shop will surely call “a mistake” and ask for the problem to be fixed again. Actually, the shop has to make the repair. New Jersey consumer laws protect customers who suffer losses from poorly done work, or work that was not actually fully completed. If you speak your mind, in these cases, you can probably even negotiate a discount for the job.
On the other hand, make no mistake about it; some faulty repairs can have serious consequences. For example, brakes that aren’t installed correctly can cause an accident. A car’s ball joint that has been replaced with a rusty one can snap and cause the car to spin out on a major highway. These kinds of serious accidents can easily prove fatal.
The first thing you should know is that if you have been the victim of a bad repair job, it’s not your fault. You have a right to be able to have faith in the shop and repair guys you choose. To support that faith, make sure you choose a reputable mechanic.
On the other hand, if you do get hurt, or worse, in an accident that you believe is due to shoddy workmanship, it will be up to you to prove that the mechanic’s actions caused your injuries. That’s where a skilled and experienced personal injury lawyer comes into play.
Choose a lawyer who won’t back down to insurance companies and who knows how to investigate a case well enough to create a clear-cut chain of responsibility toward the people whose negligent actions hurt you or a member of your family. If the problem can be tied to faulty products, you may have cause for a product liability case, as well. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Call the Wilton Law Firm to speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will fight for your rights every step of the way.