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Your option is to bring a small claims court action against the dry cleaner for negligence and breach of contract. In Pennsylvania the Small Claims Court limit is $12,000.00. This means you can sue up to that amount for the damages that you can prove.
The first step is to get an estimate for the re-upolstery. Once you have the esitmate in hand you need to write a Demand Letter to the dry cleaners. A demand letter is a formalized letter where you state in simple terms the facts and demand the remedy that you desire. The key is to write in a professional and civil manner. This link describes how to write a good demand letter and includes an example:
A good demand letter can often cause the other party to rethink their position.
After you send the Demand letter if you do not get a reply or the reply you want then it is time to file an action in Small Claims Court.
Small Claims Court is before your local magisterial judge and lawyers are not needed. The clerk of the court will have the forms that you need.
This link describes the PA Small Claims Court process in detail:
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