• R. Bradley Peiffer wins arbitration action stemming from alleged improper maintenance of automobile.
  • May 9, 2018 | Author: R. Bradley Peiffer
  • Law Firm: Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP - Harrisburg Office
  • In an action concerning damage to a truck‚Äôs engine, TT&H Attorney R. Bradley Peiffer won a defense verdict at arbitration for an automobile repair shop. After Plaintiff brought his truck to Defendant shop, Defendant pulled spark plugs and discovered a failed helicoil. Defendant advised Plaintiff new cylinder heads were needed for the truck to operate properly. Plaintiff ignored this advice and demanded reinstallation of the removed spark plugs. Plaintiff continued to drive the vehicle, neglecting the recommended repair. Two days later, Plaintiff returned to Defendant-repair shop with engine problems, at which time he was again advised of the need for new cylinder heads. Plaintiff again failed to heed the advice. Four days later, Plaintiff brought his truck to another shop, where an engine replacement was performed.

    Plaintiff filed an action against Defendant-repair shop alleging negligence for the reinstallation of the spark plugs during his initial visit. At arbitration, Attorney Peiffer obtained a defense verdict.