Piscataway, NJ asked in Small Claims and Consumer Law for New Jersey

Q: Can I sue a company for losing my laptop?

I brought my computer in for external repair (Screen Frame replacement). The company mistakenly recycled my computer. They provided me with a new one, but it wasn't the same as the one I previously had. They also promised to recover my hard drive but have never followed up on the status of the recovery. Can I sue the company for damages? If so, how much should I sue for? How do I even begin the legal process? And is it even worth the legal trouble?

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1 Lawyer Answer
H. Scott Aalsberg
H. Scott Aalsberg
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The answer depends on many factors from how valuable your data was to you, to whether you signed a limitation of liability when you took the computer in for repair. You will probably need to setup a consultation with a lawyer and that in and of itself will cost money for the attorneys time so these are just a few of the things you will need to consider.

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