My husband's cousin sold us a sub starting that it only needed a key made after purchase we including person that sold it to us found it needed a radiator, plugs,breaks,tires,a fuel injector and a few more things we've had the car for a little over 2 months the car still doesn't run ww call the person that sold it to us because he was fixing it and he never answers the phone or comes when he says he is coming
It depends on what the contract states and if the made a mistake it intentionally lied.
The short answer is that you can sue anyone. Small claims has a damages limit of $5000.00 in Florida. You probably do not have a written contract so resolution will depend upon the testimony presented or whether you are able to settle in mediation. However, if the seller fails to show up for the case, you will probably be able to get a default against him, which is a judgment in your favor. Then you just have to collect on the judgment.
This answer does not establish an attorney client relationship and is just my opinion based upon the limited facts presented.
As long as your damages do not exceed $5,000, you can file a lawsuit in Small Claims Court. Filing, however, is only the first step. If you cannot resolve the matter in mediation (which is strongly recommended, as non-attorneys rarely have the ability to prepare and present a case at trial), the case will proceed to a trial, which is nothing like the TV court shows. You will be held to the normal standards of evidence. If you don't present the facts and testimony necessary to prove your case (and the burden of proof is on the person who files the lawsuit), the Judge will not help you present your case and you are likely to lose. Often it is worth it to consult with an attorney before filing this type of lawsuit, or prior to proceeding to trial, to gain some advice about how to present your case. Be prepared to pay for that service from an attorney, but it is worth it, if you have never presented a case at trial.
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