I paid by check $3800 for a truck from a dealer it was someone I new well. The title was never transferred in my name because he did not have the title himself yet . the day after I pick it up the transmission started slipping. he said he would fix it. had it for a week gave it back to me suposable fixed. but was doing the same thing so I told him I just wanted my money back. he said it was spent and tried to sell me something else told him no just give me my money. Well over the last year a few hunder hear and there he stops paying me with still five hundred to go. What can I do? I'm very frustrated and do not have the money to pay a lawyer unless I can get it from him? thanks for any help answering.
Criminal Defense Attorney
You can sue him in small claims court. If the claim is breach of contract you can get simple 9 percent interest per year (no compounding) otherwise no interest. You do not get attorney fees from him unless you have a contract that provides for that.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases. Feel free to check out my web site and contact me at (212) 385-8015 or via email at Eric@RothsteinLawNY.com. The above answer is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.