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Thankfully, this failed repair didn't cause an accident and you caught it in time. However, the fact that you didn't have an accident or other tangible damages would diminish your potential recovery.
That said, you would have a claim for any down time, missed loads/jobs caused by the failed repair, etc. Thus, there could be damages over and above just the repair costs.
The best course would likely be to have a local lawyer write a letter demanding compensation for the down time you experienced as a result of the failed repair work. That will likely open things up for discussion and result in a settlement offer to cover your losses.
Yes, that would qualify....you couldn't deliver your booked load because of the delays caused by the improper/negligent repair.
There could also be claims for negligence, but it is just so hard to quantify those amounts or to put a dollar amount on when there is no real damage or harm.......but instead the potential for harm or damage had you not discovered the improper/negligent work.
But, you could still claim that this was lost profit because the repairs sought were not made/properly done......which caused you to lose this load. In essence, you would have been better off had you not taken the truck in for maintenance because it wasn't done right, anyway. This argument is a little more difficult, but it is still there.
Also, you can demand damages for the basic negligence of the shop by improperly doing the repairs. Again, this is more difficult to put a number on, but the negligence in making the attempted repair is a viable claim.