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I recently had. In california. I recently had my car fixed

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Hi, I recently had
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: in california
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I recently had my car fixed by an auto mechanic for a transmission issue and when I got the car back it was in bad shape. He even switched out my dashboard for a bad after market without consent. Right now, I am disputing the charge through the bank.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The total amount of the transaction was $5200

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed California attorney. I would be happy to provide assistance. Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney‑client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

I have reviewed the information you have provided. What is your question?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Should I file a complaint with the small claims or wait to see the result of my bank card dispute?

Answer: You will want to proceed with a civil suit (small claims). If the bank dispute of the charge is resolved, you can always dismiss the case. If not, this will ensure that you receive your money back expeditiously.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Can I claim additional for the damages he did to my car like removing my dashboard and replacing with a bad after market part? Or can I only claim what I paid him for the transaction?

You can claim the diminished value of your car and the parts that he replaced without your permission, in addition to the amount you paid.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What is the best way to estimate these? Ask another car expert?

Yes, you will want to consult with another car expert and have their estimations documented.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Ok thank you!

You're very welcome.

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