Computer was in car when car was dropped off, and I have proof. Then when the vehicle was retrieve 3 hours later the computer was gone, when I traced the computer the last known location was in homestead fl (25 miles south from my location at the time). Also the car shows no sign of break in, or struggle so computer was taking out, not taken by break in. I was wondering if this is something I can file a lawsuit for? I have more details.
Yes, you can sue. However, the value of the computer is less than the cost of an attorney to handle this matter. Consequently, it would be difficult for you to get a lawyer to represent you. Also, an intentional act like theft is usually excluded from insurance coverage, so you would have to collect personally from the driver or the business, which is at best a hassle. Beyond this, you will have the burden of proof, not the defendants. A better solution would probably be to report this to your insurance company, assuming that you have coverage.
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You can sue. You might have an issue if the valet had a release from liability on the ticket. It will be a hard case to prove.
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