JMJ Quick Lube blamed for customer's automobile accident

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 2, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A couple is suing JMJ Quick Lube Inc, also known as JMJ Automotive and Express Lube, citing alleged loss of consortium and negligence.

Cathleen and Mark Diffendal filed a complaint June 13 in Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, alleging that the defendants failed to provide standard quality services.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs Cathleen Diffendal was allegedly injured on July 25, 2016 when a tire suddenly detached from her vehicle just two blocks away from defendant's shop, where the vehicle had been inspected and serviced.

The plaintiffs claim the accident resulted in bruising, pain, mental anguish, embarrassment and medical expenses, and Mark Diffendal allegedly lost his wife's services, society, assistance and consortium. 

The Diffendals said the defendants allegedly failed to properly install and/or re-attach the tire and failed to properly hire, train and supervise its employees.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek a judgment against the defendant for an amount in excess of the applicable arbitration limits, exclusive of interests and costs. They are represented by George Kontos and Claire McGee of Kontos Mengine Law Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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