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  • Tire came off while being operated by my son; can I sue 4 negligence?

    My son took my vehicle 2 a local tire company 2 get tires rotated; my son left & got about 2 miles down the road & when my son got n the turning lane the passenger side wheel came off..

    Ronald’s Answer

    While you may need to hire an attorney, before you do that, why not contact the owner of manager of the tire shop and tell them what happened and the cost of repairing your vehicle and renting a replacement, if you had to rent a replacement, especially if your son was not injured. It may well be that the business is a reputable business that in interested in taking care of an employee's error. If you get no where, let the business owner know that the next communication will be from your attorney.

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  • Can the dealership take my car back after a month? If so what about my deposit?

    I recently submitted an application online for an auto loan.I was contacted by several dealerships stating that they recieved my application and they would love to get me in a car.I decided on a dealership and went in.My salesman told me he only ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    If the dealership cannot resolve the matter in a manner acceptable to you, you should consider contacting an attorney who handles consumer complaints and consult with the attorney. Be sure to bring a copy of all paperwork with you. You might also want to contact your state attorney general and file a complaint there: http://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company There are many issues involved which are very important to you.

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  • I have a hearing coming up on Friday the 12th, in King County Washington for a preliminary Injunction hearing.

    The company I have previously worked for as a sub contractor (1099) is motioning for a preliminary injunction with a trial date set for Sept 2015. They are using a Sublicensee agreement that I signed, the agreement never was fulfilled and I declin...

    Ronald’s Answer

    There are way too many significant legal issues involved. You need to hire an attorney who is experienced in handling non-competition/non-disclosure agreements. You should not attempt to represent yourself in this important matter.

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  • I went to a dealership yesterday and purchased a new car but I have not taken physical possession

    Since I have not taken physical possession how would that work if I wanted to back out

    Ronald’s Answer

    I recommend you review the attorney general's site: http://www.ncdoj.gov/Consumer/Automobiles/Buying-a-New-Car.aspx and call them if you have any questions. Note the section referenced states: " Remember, the contract is binding. Make sure the contract states that you can void the agreement and get your down payment back if the dealer does not meet any part of the agreement. Unless the contract specifically says otherwise, you can’t cancel it once you and the dealer have signed" Check with a local consumer attorney if you do not wish to contact the attorney general's office. And if all else fails, call the dealer and explain why you do not wish to purchase the vehicle.

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  • Selling park model in rv park

    Put trailer up for sale with park.they want me to leave the title with them.I don't know what to?they sead they would send me the money if it sales ?

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    Not a good idea. Give them an authorization to solicit offers, or a consignment agreement that clearly defines the terms to your agreement with the owner of the park.

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  • I made a $500 deposit over the phone using a CC nothing was signed for a car.

    2 days later changed mind and now there saying it non-refundable and they have to talk to the accountant on Monday. I'm getting the run around. Is this legal to keep my money ?

    Ronald’s Answer

    Difficult to answer without seeing any documents that may have been emailed to you as they may well govern the deposit. Also, what did the website indicate, if you were buying off a website? If nothing indicated that the deposit was nonrefundable, you may have a good claim. You should consult with a local attorney who can review the documents, etc.. if you make a demand and the charge is not reversed. Also, do not forget you may well have a right to contest the charge and you do so by contacting your credit card company.

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  • I baught a nice used car that is infested with roaches what are my rights in sc?

    i financed a $16,000 yukon that is infested with roaches from a local dealership i called them 2 weeks after i bought the car and they said they would bomb it they have bombed it twice and the roaches are still there. i bought the car as is with a...

    Ronald’s Answer

    You need to immediately contact an atty who handles consumer matters, preferably one familiar with your state laws on sale of automobiles. You might also contact your state consumer office. http://www.consumer.sc.gov/consumer/ComplaintInstructions/Pages/default.aspx
    Be sure to document your complaint with photos and other records you have.

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  • Signed auto finance contract now being asked to come sign new contract, due to terms change

    I signed contract for a car 1 1/2 weeks ago, now the car dealership is requesting I come sign a new contract "as the bank changed the terms due to my job time' I said no I would like my down payment back, was informed if I didnt sign I would just ...

    Ronald’s Answer

    I agree you should consult with an attorney, but would add you need to make sure it is an attorney who is famiilar with the laws applicable to dealerships in your state, since many states have laws applicable to situations like yours where a contract may or may not have been conditional, and your rights if the bank turns down the contract. It would be unusual for you to nothave a right to not do the deal and have to agree to a new contract . So , call the general manager of the dealership and ask why you cannot get your car back and cancel the deal, and if they refuse to do so, tell him you will be seeking to find an attorney who can help you.

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  • My daughter created a design logo for an company who wants the rights to own the logo. she was paid $280 for her work.

    She is a freshman in college and an Art student. I drafted a contract that states the company use the logo and its rights for their company only. Should I consult and attorney first.

    Ronald’s Answer

    Yes, you should do nothing more until you consult with an attorney.

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  • What legal action can I take to get my down payment refund check from Drive Time Auto

    I live in arab bought a car from Drive Time the back seat was soaked after a rain storm a day after I bought the car, the manager who said he would get in touch with me over the phone, did not so at 5:30 I returned the vechile on 3/25/2013 and was...

    Ronald’s Answer

    Have you checked back with the local Drive Time location? If no satisfacotry results, you may want to contact your state attorney general's consumer protection office. The web site is:
    http://www.ago.alabama.gov/Page-Consumer-Protection You may also wish to go to Small Claims Court if it is avaialbe in your jurisdiction if you do not get your check.

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