Most vehicle accidents are caused by driver error, but mechanical failures can also cause accidents. This raises the question: Who is responsible for this type of accident?
Below, the Arnold Law Firm’s Sacramento car accident attorneys discuss mechanical failures and whether a mechanic may be held liable for a collision. If you have been injured in an accident, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our legal team today.
When an accident is caused by mechanical failure, it is often the result of faulty brakes, particularly in semis and other large commercial trucks.
Other common reasons for mechanical failure accidents include:
Drivers are responsible for ensuring their vehicles receive the necessary maintenance and repairs required for safe performance. If a driver fulfills this responsibility and a mechanical failure occurs, the mechanic could hold liability for the accident.
Millions of drivers trust their mechanics to perform appropriate repairs in line with professional standards to fix and prevent problems when their vehicles are out on the road.
While some automotive shops post disclaimers absolving their businesses of liability if a vehicle they work on is involved in an accident, these disclaimers may not be legally binding if they are challenged in court.
For a mechanic or automotive repair shop to be held liable, you must be able to prove certain elements existed:
There are many potential examples of negligent repairs or vehicle maintenance:
If you were injured in an accident caused by mechanical failure, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The experienced attorneys at Arnold Law Firm have been representing injured clients for more than 40 years, recovering millions in compensation.
Request a free, no-obligation consultation today and learn what legal options may be available for pursuing compensation in your situation. We charge no upfront fees and payment is only due if we recover compensation on your behalf.
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