Those tire repair places carry liability insurance so that in the event their negligence causes damages, the policy responds. I would think what you would need to do in the first instance is, not sue them, but report the damage to them. I.e., tell them their negligence caused your damage, in which case they will probably tender the claim to their insurer, who will contact you to find out what happened. Alternatively, you can report the incident to your own insurer, who may be in a position to make you whole first (depending upon what the policy says), and to pursue a subrogation claim against the tire shop thereafter, to make the insurer whole for the money it pays to you.
Not legal advice as I don't practice law in Virginia. It's just my two cents on the facts you present in light of general principles and practices respecting the law. If you need legal advice, please consult a lawyer who holds Virginia licensure. That's not me.
That sounds both in Tort and Contract. I would hire an attorney and sue both in contract and tort. They might settle with a letter first have you tried that. Get an estimate for the damage to your vehicle and enclose it with the letter. Were you hurt in this accident or is it just property damage? I am unclear from your facts.
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Sounds like acionable. Find an attorney to help you out. God luck.
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