Washington, DC asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for District of Columbia

Q: If I had a tire rotation recently (a month ago) then the tire is almost falling off a month later do I have a case ?

It was a big chain that did my tire rotation also took my tire off to fill a nail hole. I heard a vicious knocking under my car floorboard a few weeks later and when I went to mechanic he tells me my left tire was close to falling off as they failed to tighten the tire. This could’ve caused a major accident. Everyone’s telling me I should Sue. Do I have a case?

1 Lawyer Answer
John Mesirow
John Mesirow
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in District of Columbia

A: I'm glad you weren't hurt! I had a wheel come off of my car while I was going 40 mph! Fortunately I wasn't hurt.

Regarding your question, almost certainly not. You would need to prove that you suffered damages (physical injuries and/or economic damages) AND that the big chain caused the problem. I'm sure it seems open and shut, but it's not. For example, a lot of people had access to your vehicle after it was repaired, and before you heard the vicious knocking. It doesn't matter what you think or what you know - only what you can prove!

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