What are my rights if I want to take a motorcycle shop to small claims court for bad business?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What are my rights if I want to take a motorcycle shop to small claims court for bad business?

They have had my motorcycle for 4 months, they said it would only take a month. They don’t provide me with adequate information. I have missed out on riding my motorcycle for so long that I make payments to. Do I have a case?

Asked on September 10, 2015 under Business Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If they either lied about how long it would take, or breached violated their agreement about how long it would take, or were unprofessionally negligent careless in how they tried to repair it and so it took longer than it reasonably should have, then they may be liable. But you cannot recover for anything but an actual provable economic loss. In this case, if they promised to fix it in one month, but it's been at least 4 months, you might be able, for example, to recover up to 3 months of motorcycle payments from them, if you can prove get a court to believe that they had promised the work would be done in a month.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption