Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Business Law for Washington

Q: I had a brake job done at Les Schwab. One of the Calibers bolts fell out because no lock tight and stripped bolt used.

My children were in the car with me, we were lucky the tire did not seize up on the highway or while driving and the caliber locked the tire up at a stop light.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Washington attorney could best advise here, if there were any state consumer laws that might be applicable. But your post remains open for three weeks. There wasn't a question here, but if you are wondering if this gives rise to a legal claim, there doesn't seem to be a significant one. Although it was good that you were alert enough to detect the problem - and I'm glad to see that no one was hurt, the fact that it COULD HAVE resulted in a serious accident does not create the basis for a claim. Such a claim would need to be based on ACTUAL damages, which were fortunately averted by your observaton. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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