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Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney if Your Vehicle’s Spark Plugs Were Damaged?

Your car needs spark plugs so it can fire properly. When the spark plugs malfunction, your car will misfire and will not run as it should. If you have been involved in an auto accident caused by another driver, and because of that crash your spark plugs need to be replaced, you cannot drive your vehicle. You should consult with a personal injury attorney so you can pursue a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your damages.

Damaged Spark Plugs in a Car Accident

Spark plugs alone aren’t that expensive. It can cost about $10 per plug. But, depending on your vehicle it will have from 4 to 8 plugs. Often, though, if you must replace plugs then other parts must also be replaced, including the plug wires. Of course, the cost of labor adds in as well. For replacing all your spark plugs, expect to pay out about $150.

You will most likely need to have other repairs to your vehicle as well, including body repairs because the accident most likely did more than just damage your spark plugs. Keep all estimates and receipts, so you can make sure you get reimbursed for all your damages. You must claim everything in your personal injury claim.

How to Prove You Weren’t At Fault for the Crash

The success of a personal injury claim hinges on negligence. You will need to show that the other driver’s negligence is what caused your damages. If you can show all four elements of negligence were met, you can have a successful personal injury claim.

Duty – All drivers have a duty or a responsibility to other drivers to adhere to traffic laws and drive safely to prevent harm.
The duty was breached – The other driver breached his duty by not obeying the traffic laws. This could be by changing lanes or turning without giving a signal. This can cause a crash.

Causation – You must prove the breach of duty caused the crash. When the driver didn’t signal, you weren’t aware they were changing traffic lanes and the crash resulted.

Damages – Maintain documentation that shows you suffered damages. Documentation might include repair estimates, photos of damages, receipts for repairs, tow bill receipts, a rental car receipt, and other losses. Documentation that shows your damages is the key to a successful claim.

Making a Claim for Spark Plug Damage After a Car Crash

Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney

If you were involved in a car accident that left your vehicle damaged, such as in need of new spark plugs, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer will help you determine your losses and file a claim to recoup compensation for all your damages. With the right preparation and planning, you can recover compensation for your losses. There are no upfront costs and nothing to lose since accident injury lawyers work on a contingency basis. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form today to get your claim on the right track!

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