Negligence of Mechanic
Details: The Law Firm represented a woman who took her car in for an oil change and ended up catastrophically injured.
Shortly after leaving the oil change provider, her oil indicator pressure warning light came on and after she returned to the facility, the mechanic simply re-set the warning indicator light and told her there was no problem. She left and got back on the interstate, and within minutes the indicator light came on again, the engine overheated, her car stalled and she was rear-ended by an uninsured driver.
The firm presented claims to the oil change service provider, because of the negligence of its' mechanic who serviced the car.
The oil change service provider was accused of:
- Failure to properly perform an oil change.
- Failure to properly diagnose the reason for the oil pressure light to continue to be illuminated.
- Failure to keep the woman from driving her car before determining the cause the engine oil warning indicator light.
- Failure to perform mechanic work on the vehicle in a proper manner.
Other lawyers turned down the case when it was determined that the driver who struck her vehicle had no insurance.
A confidential amount was awarded in damages.