I brought my car to a mechanic, who not only failed to fix the small problem, he created extensive damage totalling over $7,000. I have had multiple estimates on my car, and all say that the damage was caused by his performance and was 100% preventable. As a little side note, this mechanic (who had possenion of my car over a weekend) took the car on a joyride and I recieved a speeding ticket in the mail time stamped for 4:20 a.m. I asked that the court send the ticket to his address. My question is whether or not this mechanic can be held liable for any of this? We had no set contract, and he asked me to write all checks to him personally so that he wouldn't have to file taxes. In retrospect this was stupid of me, but I want to protect myself now and I need to get a new car. Thank you
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