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Who are you contemplating taking to court? The collision repair folks or the individual who sideswiped your car?
I think you have a good claims if the workmanship for your repairs is not satisfactory, and you are entitled to diminished value damages from the insurance company. You may not get $9000 but you can certainly get something as part of a settlement. You may want to consider small claims court to minimize your legal expenses.
In NYC, I believe the max amount is $5000. In small claims court you do not need an attorney but you can. If it is a commercial business you may want to then file in civil court. If anything an attorney could make a formal demand that their insurance might take more seriously and be willing to negotiate a settlement.
Unfortunately, we cannot refer you but if you contact your local or state bar association, they can refer you to an attorney. They often keep lists of some of the top attorneys.
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