My question involves a car dealership's negligent service in the State of Maryland. My husband took my car to the dealership for a 15K service, which included an oil change and tire balance and alignment, amongst other inspections.
I drove my car off the lot, I was driving about 20 mph, and noticed the my car was shaking. It turns out that two lug nuts were missing, and the other two were put on loosely, so my tire almost fell off, and would most likely have fallen off if I was driving any faster. I pulled over and walked to the dealership (because I wasn't that far away) and informed them of my discovery. I was horrified and angry and the service technician was well aware. He gave me a rental car, and now has to replace the tire, which they are doing for free.
While I was not injured and no accident was caused, I am wondering, do I have a case against the dealership for negligence?
I apologize in advance if this is in the wrong section, I tried my best to fit it into the category that made the most sense.