Earlier today, I blogged about medical malpractice after an auto accident. The take-home message was that malpractice after a car accident is foreseeable and the negligent driver is responsible for all the harms caused by the accident.
One of our clients has an interesting issue that falls under the same logic. In this case, the car was destroyed not by the accident but, at least allegedly, by the negligence of the repair shop in fixing the vehicle. GEICO, being GEICO, has denied the claim.
GEICO will lose this claim but it will not happen without a lawsuit. This is the way it is in 2010.