Are there any laws pertaining to an auto repair shop having to keep a car secured in their bay as opposed to left unlocked in their parking lot when left overnight?

Asked on September 17, 2015 under Business Law, Maryland


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If the car was left unlocked in the parking lot which resulted in it being stolen or damaged or theft of the contents, etc., you could sue the auto repair shop for negligence.
Negligence is the failure to exercise due care that degree of care that a reasonable auto repair shop would have exercised under the same or similar circumstances to prevent foreseeable harm.

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