There are few cases where the imbalance of knowledge between two parties leads to the creation of an entirely unavoidable and independent market. The healthcare industry offers one example of this phenomenon because all men and women encounter episodes of and moments of medical need and the human body is far too complicated to allow an untrained individual to safely diagnose or treat most illnesses and injuries. Another example, despite the efforts of diligent parents everywhere to prepare their children for the responsibilities of owning a vehicle, is found in the automotive industry. Most people are entirely at the mercy of mechanics, and when they are negligent in their duty, catastrophe can strike.
To put into perspective just how complicated car repair can be and how detached from understanding a vehicle owner can become, one need only think about the variety of shops that exist to service automobiles. Some establishments are only equipped and trained to handle diagnostics and repairs for the cars and trucks produced by specific manufacturers. Others deal only with tires. Similarly limited businesses are centered on brakes, transmissions, suspensions, tires, and yet others focus solely on windshields and automotive glass. With such an entangled constellation of so-called experts, the entire situation can be more than a little daunting for a car owner.
Accidents Due to Mechanic Negligence
Unfortunately, just as car owners depend upon auto mechanics to honestly and accurately identify the source of their vehicle’s problems, they also must accept the claim that all necessary repairs have been successfully performed. That is, of course, after an amount of money that is often quite significant has already been tendered. It seems like a fair exchange because you walk out of the store with the belief that the work that you had done will help to prevent accidents, which will in turn save you a considerable sum in the long run.