Douglas, GA asked in Banking and Civil Litigation for Georgia

Q: My vehicle was recently repossessed and I had until today I was told that my vehicle was at another car lot and I had to

Go get it from there. When I got there a man told me that my truck was not drivable but It was nothing wrong before they picked it up what can I do?

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In Georgia, if your vehicle was repossessed and is now claimed to be undrivable, whereas it was in good condition prior to repossession, you have the right to take action. Firstly, document the condition of the vehicle as soon as possible. Take photos or videos to capture any visible damage or issues that indicate it is not drivable.

Next, contact the repossession agency and the lender to report the condition of the vehicle. It's important to communicate in writing, such as through email or certified mail, to create a record of your communications.

The repossession company is generally liable for any damage caused to your vehicle during the repossession process. If the repossession company or the lender does not acknowledge the damage or refuses to address the issue, you may need to consider legal action.

Consulting with an attorney can be helpful. They can advise you on your rights and the best course of action, including potentially filing a lawsuit for damages if necessary. It's important to act promptly and keep records of all communications and evidence related to the condition of your vehicle.

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