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Hello Wanted to get some information regarding a mechanic who I paid and he did not fix my car and refuses to give me a full refund

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And just to clarify, when was the purchase made?

California

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Filed a complaint with the BBB Called and asked him for a refund I apid 1485 and he only gave me back 550 and will not give me the remaining

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Legal
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Good morning!

I'm sorry for the delay, it appears your question was locked yesterday for some reason, but it has since cleared, allowing me to respond again.

Since your mechanic will not repay the difference owed to you, your recourse would be to file a claim in small claims court to recovery the money owed to you.

Many people decide to represent themselves in small claims court, but you can also choose to hire an attorney to represent you during this process and help with your case.

As part of your monetary award in the event you win a judgment, you can request for your attorney's fees and court costs to be reimbursed by the defendant, the mechanic.

If you do decide to move ahead with a suit in small claims and would like an attorney's help, you can contact the California State Bar and ask for a referral to a civil lawyer in your area.

The phone number is:

***-***-****

I hope that helps!

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