One Dead in Car Crash in Denton

Car crashes don’t always involve two drivers. On Sept. 15, Denton police received a phone call, telling them that a car was off the road on North Locust Street. When they went to investigate, they found a sedan 30 yards from the road. The driver, a 19-year-old, was found outside of the vehicle, and he died at the scene.

While investigators still don’t know what caused the crash, it could have been a malfunction with the car. If an auto mechanic fails to install a part correctly or fix a problem with a car, it could lead to an accident and a personal injury lawsuit.

Read on to learn more about auto failures and how they affect personal injury lawsuits.

Auto Repair Liability

When you go to an auto repair shop or service station for a repair or route maintenance check-up, the business may be liable for any poor work that leads to an accident. Some defective repairs include:

  • Not repairing a worn or broken piece of equipment
  • Putting in the incorrect replacement part
  • Doing the wrong maintenance or repair procedure
  • Missing major problems on the diagnostics
  • Damaging other parts of the car while doing repair or maintenance work

Auto repair shops and service stations may be held liable for negligence if they fail to do good repairs and maintenance work. You can still sue even if you find the problem later on or if you’ve already paid the bills.

What Should You Do?

If a poor repair caused a car accident, then you should seek compensation for your injuries as well as any car damages. The first thing to do is contact a personal injury attorney and discuss your case. Your attorney will listen as you explain what happened and make recommendations as to how to pursue the case.

Next, you’ll want to make sure that you have documentation of your last visit to your mechanic. Make sure you have a copy of the receipt, which should tell you what was done to your car.

Depending on the specific details of your case, your attorney will advise you accordingly.

Contact Us

A service station can be held liable if faulty repairs or maintenance work causes an accident. To find out more, call the Todd R. Durham Law Firm at (214) 222-4000 or contact us online.

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