I bought a used car for $32,000.00 with a mayor mechanical problem. Dealer declared in bankruptcy.
My lawyer sued the lender, they failed to inspect the car, and asked us to continue making the monthly payments.
After paid more than $18,000.00, my lawyer settled with the bank for $12,000.00. He only gave me $7,000.00.
When I ask my lawyer for the other $5,000.00 he just does not responds to my question, ignoring my letters and emails.
I have contacted the lender and I got copy of the check, back and forth, and also the settlement documentation where one of the condition was the check to be under my lawyer name.
The settlement check says: "Pay to the order of XXXXXXXXX" (my lawyer names) and about the bottom almost at the middle of the check my name.
The worse, the Lender reported to the IRS I got the $12,000.00 and they want to collect taxes on it.