How do I file a civil suit against an auto mechanic who has had my car for well over a year without fixing it?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Jacksonville, FL

I use this truck for business and personal use and as such I have incured the cost of renting a truck from my employer in order to work and have lost payment for mileage. Additionally, I have had to resort to renting cars for personal use. Thank You.

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  1. Dana L. Manner

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Is this a licensed repair facility? Did they give you a written estimate? If not they are violating the Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act.

    For example, if they failed to give you a proper written estimate, you do not have to pay anything for the repairs (if any), and they may be barred from filing a mechanic's lien on the car.

    This is a tricky situation and you need to play your cards in order, or else you may end up in a jam. Consult with an auto fraud attorney, or view my profile on Avvo.

    I am an attorney who is only licensed in the State of Florida. My answer is general legal advice based upon what I... more
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