Part of being a responsible driver on the road is proper maintenance of your vehicle. While it can be easy to fall behind on checkups and repairs, disregarding standard maintenance on your vehicle can put yourself and others at risk.
In Connecticut, vehicle owners who fail to properly maintain, inspect and repair their vehicle can be held liable when the vehicle subsequently breaks down and causes injury to another.
Whether it is the owner-operator of a tractor-trailer or just another driver trying to squeeze out a few miles before repairs, failing to maintain a vehicle traveling at high speeds on the highway can cause significant harm.
Holding Mechanics Responsible For Badly Repaired Vehicles
Many of us trust our mechanics to diagnose what is wrong with our vehicles and repair them.