When a person takes an automobile or motorcycle to a mechanic for repairs, they expect that the mechanic will leave the vehicle in a better, safer condition than when it came to the shop. In most circumstances, this is precisely what happens. However, there are occasions when mechanics, like any professional, make mistakes. Depending upon the nature of these mistakes, they can lead to severe 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 Howard can assist you through negotiating and, if necessary, litigating your claim.
In many ways, a negligent repair case is no different from any other automobile negligence case. If you prove that the mechanic breached a duty owed to you and caused injuries, you are entitled to recover certain damages. Common damages recoverable include:
- medical and pharmaceutical expenses;
- physical pain and mental and emotional suffering;
- diminished earning capacity; and
- temporary and permanent disability.
The unique difficulty of a negligent repair case is proving “causation.” This often requires you to retain competent and experienced professionals that can testify 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.
Representation for a Negligent Repair Injury
The Raleigh accident attorneys of Maginnis Law handle all personal injury cases, including negligent repair matters, on a contingency basis. This means our fee comes from whatever we recover on your behalf. You don’t pay unless we win. We offer free consultations to potential clients across the state of North Carolina.
To speak with Raleigh attorney Shawn Howard regarding your negligent repair case, call the Wake County civil law firm of Maginnis Law at (919) 526-0450. Use our contact page to send a confidential email inquiry regarding your case in Wake, Durham, Orange, Alamance, Cumberland, or any surrounding counties.