Can a lawyer help me sue the remainder $8370. from this contractor? What is the lawyers fee?
Recommend you contact the CA State Bar and request a referral or use the avvo 'find a lawyer' option. Unfortunately this Q & A website makes a poor classifieds ad.
FWIW, fees vary widley based on the complexity of the case, the experience of the lawyer, and the total amounty involved.
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In order for any lawyer to determine whether or not they could assist you in pursuing your case, they would need to know all the facts. Thus, you would need to contact a local attorney, who, preferably, deals with cases like yours. (See Mr. Rafter's advice on how to find a lawyer.) And, as for what the lawyer's fees would be, you would need to ask the particular lawyer(s) you consult with how much they charge. Just remember that attorney's fees usually vary from attorney to attorney.
This amount is under the minimum for collecting by suit in small claims court, and it is likely that this amount does not justify the costs of a civil suit other than in small claims court. But it may be important for you to consult with an attorney to determine whether this is the full amount for which you can make a sound claim for. In many cases against contractors, there are multiple claims that can be made and there may be penalties available under some claims.
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