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i took my car to a body shop to fix with my insurance money and the guy told me it was going to be a week job... i pay him 85% of the price and is not done yet its been a month today and the car is not 1/2 done yet.. what can i do? am mad and frustrated dont know what to do
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Good evening. You should send them a certified, return receipt requested letter explaining the history and demanding that they either repair the car or refund your money in total within a short specified period of time..included in either is the payment of a rental car to the extent your insurance company isn't paying the rental car cost. Inform them that if your demand is not timely complied with, you will have no choice but to file a suit against them for your damages. Be sure to specifically mention that you will be filing this claim not only as a breach of contract case, but also as a deceptive trade practice action, which will entitle you not only to your damages, but also an additional amount equal to 3 times that as punitive damages. That should provide plenty of incentive to comply with your demands; but, if it does not, file your suit.

 

 

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