Springfield, MO asked in Small Claims for Missouri

Q: can i sue my friend for damages to my truck he made monthly payments on for 8 months?

I was helping a friend, let him take over payments on my new truck. We had a handshake agreement, no written contract, but it was understood he would give the truck back in the same condition it was given to him if we took it back or he gave it back. He paid on it for a little under a year and was always late. The truck is back in my possession and the damages done to the truck are growing. Right now the costs to fix it are in excess of over $3000 and rising fast. Can I take him to small claims court to regain some of the money I lost as well as the repairs to the damages?

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A: Not without having the repairs done first and then suing him, in my opinion.

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