Charleston, WV asked in Products Liability and Consumer Law for West Virginia

Q: Had my tuck worked on at a Ford dealership they left a bolt lose on the brake caliper . Wheel locked up.

They admitted that they left the bolt lose. They gave me a free oil change for their mistake This could have been a deadly mistake. A free oil change is a slap in the face. Are they anything else that I can do? Thanks Shawn

2 Lawyer Answers
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You don't get a recovery for what could have happened but didn't. If you were in Court tomorrow you have no damage you suffered other than a nasty scare. If you had towing charges, or if tires damaged then those are things they should pay for.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
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  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Fortunately nothing much more injurious occurred. If the dealer corrected the problem at no cost, you wouldn't have any damages in which to make a claim.

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