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If this car is under warranty, then you really need to pursue this because it is up to the dealer to make these repairs, not sell you a new and more expensive car. if the dealer is willing to credit you for all of the money you have paid to date on another car, then they are fulfilling their obligation to you. They should not have charged you a dime for any warranty work or diagnosis under warranty and you would demand they refund that as well in part of any offer they make to you. If they cannot fix any of this and are offering you full credit for what you have paid into this car towards another vehicle, or very close anyhow, then you should consider taking the deal, as a Attorney General claim can take several months and a lemon law claim can take up to 12 months or so, depending on the situation. However, I certainly would not suggest taking any offer that is going to actually cost you more money (a more expensive car, a larger car note or not sufficient credit for what you have paid into this car).
2) Blasting damages are a "strict liability" tort
. This means that the company engaging in blasting that causes harm to property of another is strictly liable for those damages. Thus, you need an estimate and they are liable to pay the exact cost of the repairs. I am sorry to say though that if they refuse to pay, you have no legal alternative in this case but to sue in court and while I understand it is tough because your claim is not as attractive to many attorneys, it is attractive to others as they can potentially get attorney's fees from the blasting company, because of a bad faith denial of your proper claims by the insurance
company. Unfortunately, this means you have to shop around for local construction law attorneys who are actually familiar with these types of strict liability torts.
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