I have a vehicle that was taken to a mechanic shop for an engine replacement. after replacing the engine the steering column control has failed. All prior to the vehicle being turned back over to me. The mechanic who did the work sent the vehicle to the dealership for diagnosis. the dealership states the problem is from a shortage caused from the incorrect installation of the electrical components. Considering that the mechanic shop performed a major repair where they were required to disconnect and reconnect the electrical and now an electrical component is inoperable. Can I legally hold the repair shop liable for the electrical repair?
Possibly - If you can PROVE those facts rather than simply allege them. THAT is the key and they may be many moving parts to such a case. You may have to retain a lawyer and spend some money out of pocket to review the issues from a legal perspective.
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You may have a cause of action. However, proving your cause of action will likely cost you out of pocket for attorneys fees. These fees will likely be in excess of the damage caused by the mechanic.
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It sounds like you may have a case against the mechanic shop. It could end up being fairly easy to get reimbursed by the mechanic shop by having an attorney send a demand letter to the mechanic shop. Furthermore, if it is uncovered that the mechanic has insurance, going through the insurance carrier to be get compensation for their poor workmanship could be a quick way to get your problem resolved. But these are only possible scenarios. Your best bet is to speak with an attorney about your various options and the possible outcomes. Good luck!
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