When a person takes an automobile or motorcycle to a mechanic for repairs, they expect that the mechanic will abide by a certain duty of care and leave the vehicle in a better, safer condition than when it came to the shop. In most circumstances, this is exactly what happens. There are, however, occasions when mechanics, just like doctors or other professionals, make mistakes. Depending upon the nature of these mistakes, they can lead to serious automobile and motorcycle accidents. If you or a family member has been injured in a collision caused by a mechanic’s negligent repair of your vehicle, you have the right to recover fair compensation. The Raleigh personal injury attorneys of Maginnis Law can assist you through negotiating and, if necessary, litigating your claim. To speak with a Raleigh lawyer, call the firm by phone at 919.480.8526 or via email using our contact page.
In many ways, a negligent repair case is no different than any other automobile negligence case. If you can prove that the mechanic breached a duty owed to you and thereby caused injuries, you are entitled to recover certain damages. Those damages typically include, but are not limited to, compensation for (1) medical and pharmaceutical expenses; (2) physical pain and mental and emotional suffering; (3) diminished earning capacity; and (4) temporary and/or permanent disability.
The only unique difficulty of a negligent repair case is proving “causation.” This often requires that you retain competent and experienced professionals that can testify as to the standard of care and how the accident likely occurred. The attorneys of Maginnis Law can assist you in locating accident reconstruction engineers, mechanics, and other qualified specialists. Having these professionals ready to participate in your case can mean the difference between recovering nothing and recovering significant compensation.
The Raleigh accident attorneys of Maginnis Law handle all personal injury cases, including negligent repair matters, on a contingency basis. This means that we are paid a portion of whatever amount we recover on your behalf. If nothing is recovered, you pay no attorneys’ fees. We offer free consultations to folks in and around the Triangle area, including: Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Fayetteville, Burlington, and Greensboro.
To speak with Raleigh attorney Shawn Howard regarding your negligent repair case, call the Wake County civil law firm of Maginnis Law at 919.480.8526. To send a confidential email inquiry regarding your case in Wake, Durham, Orange, Alamance, Cumberland, or any of the surrounding counties, use our contact page.