car maintenanced at car dealership & a tire pops off car w/ 3 lug nuts severed off damages car w/ very young children in it.
You did not say what the damages are. If they are to the car alone and the value is under $5,000, you can file yourself in small claims. You will need a mechanic to testify as to what the negligence was.
You start with your auto insurance company and make a damage claim, and your company will go after the repair shop to recover what they pay to repair your car plus your deductible; or you can sue the repair shop for the damages and their insurance company should pay. If there are personal injuries as a result of the accident caused by the repair shop's faulty work on your car, then hire a personal injury lawyer. If there are no physical injuries, you have no claim for money damages based solely on "what could have happened" with children in the car.
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