WINFIELD – A Putnam County attorney is suing a Winfield automotive shop and an insurance company after his vehicle wasn’t properly repaired.

Richard Lindroth filed his complaint last month in Putnam Circuit Court against Greg’s Automotive and State Farm Automobile Insurance. Lindroth is an attorney who works in Eleanor.

In his self-filed complaint, Lindroth says his vehicle was struck by a hit-and-run driver while it was parked. He contracted Greg’s Automotive to repair it, and he dropped off the vehicle before July 2013.

On Aug. 14, 2013, Lindroth says he was told the car was repaired, and he picked it up.

“When plaintiff arrived to pick up the car, the airbag warning light was inoperative and the door which had been replaced by Greg’s Automotive was not wired correctly in that a short existed which caused the power window actuators to keep failing,” Lindroth writes in his complaint.

When he told Greg’s about this, he says he was told to take the car to S&S in St. Albans and Cross Lanes Auto Repair.

Lindroth says he has spent $2,700 so far on repairs, and that the window problem seems to be fixed. But he said the air bag system still needs repaired. He says that will cost about $500 more.

“Plaintiff is informed by Cross Lanes Auto Repair that the door Greg’s Automotive put on plaintiff’s car was extremely rusted and the wires were cut,” the complaint states.

Lindroth says Greg’s and State Farm are contractually obligated to properly and competently fix his vehicle. He seeks reimbursement for money spent to repair his car as well as money needed to complete the repairs to his vehicle. He also seeks compensatory damages, court costs, attorney fees and other relief.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 15-C-199

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