How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Legal Ease Your Own Question
Legal Ease
Legal Ease, Lawyer
Category: Canada Law
Satisfied Customers: 96469
Experience:  Lawyer
10263656
Type Your Canada Law Question Here...
Legal Ease is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I was in a collision (rear ended) while driving to a car dealership

Customer Question

I was in a collision (rear ended) while driving to a car dealership to trade my car in. The vehicle had previously been assessed by the dealership. The dealership is now changing its assessment - diminished value. I have a signed contract for the vehicle. Can I cancel the contract?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
I am sorry to hear this. You have no right to cancel the contract because of the rear ending. What you have the right to do is get the vehicle repaired yourself, elsewhere and then you would be entitled to get what you were offered as the car would not be damaged any longer.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am repairing the vehicle on my own, elsewhere. The dealer's position is that the vehicle is no longer worth what was offered and is decreasing the value of the vehicle by 4,000. My deposit was 2,000. I am willing to walk away from the deposit if I can have the contract voided.
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
They would have to agree. Because the car was damaged you are not able to provide them with what you agreed to. So they can sue you if you don't comply with the terms but they cannot say you car has decreased in value this way and expect you to simply agree with them. So you can tell them you need to come to an agreement or else will let the court decide.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  Legal Ease replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome.

Related Canada Law Questions