Should I sue this bodyshop?
I had this car accident last year, and the whole length of left-hand side of my vehicle was severely scraped by a tow truck. So my car was sent to this bodyshop to get repaired. After I picked my car up, I found that windows were squeaking so loud when I bring them down, and the rear door was not even fit properly. And the anntena was stuck and won't come down. So I took my car back to the bodyshop, but he told me to go back to ICBC to reclaim and come back to him. But an estimator at ICBC said they already paid almost 5000 dollars to the bodyshop, and it's their job to satisfy customers. This guy at bodyshop is on vacation now, and I'm pretty sure he will not fix my car again. He always gives me some lame excuses to avoid fixing my car. Have you ever been in a similar situation? What should I do? Should I sue this bodyshop? I mean I'm so angry at this guy's attitude and rudeness...What would you do if you were me?
Asked By: Patrick J - 7/28/2006
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I would take the Automobile to 3 different body shops and get estimates to repair it. Next take those estimates to the Body Shop that fixed it and show them to the owner and tell them that either they fix the car correctly or you will take them to small claims court. I suspect if you do that you will get your car fixed... More
Answered By: snizzleborfin - 7/28/2006
Additional Answers (8)
contact a lawyer
Answered By: Rebel and Proud of it!!! - 7/28/2006
Try calling the BBB first, then complain to the ICBC (I don't know what that is).
Answered By: bablunt - 7/28/2006
It sounds as if you should be asking a good lawyer about this.
Answered By: rojoe_58 - 7/28/2006
tell the guy if he is not willing to work with you that you'll have to contact the better business bureau.. if he doesn't work with you then, call the BBB. They work as a very effective mediation service between customers and the businesses that screw them over.
Answered By: nobodysangel_nobodysfool - 7/28/2006
I WOULD! talk to a lawyer and get some help though. Also before you go to court make sure you have all the papers and documents with you. Also get new estimates from at least 2 or 3 other shops to fix what's wrong with your car now. Be sure to sue for enough to cover not just fixing your car but lawyer fees and... More
Answered By: Kerri - 7/28/2006
First of all, I would gather the paperwork from the insurance company and the paperwork from the body shop. Second, is this the owner or manager of the body shop? If not, talk to the owner of the body shop. If you still do not get anywhere, then talk with the insurance agency, mainly the adjuster who filed your claim... More
Answered By: masmalan2004 - 7/28/2006
Sounds like a good case for small claims court to me!
Answered By: bostonianinmo - 7/28/2006
Your insurer should be helping you. Here's why... More
Answered By: robert_dod - 7/28/2006
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