Thanks to an arbitration clause in your Getaround terms of service contract, you can’t sue Getaround in any court besides small claims court. It can be complicated and time consuming, but suing Getaround in small claims court frequently ends up in the favor of the plaintiff.
Are you ready to sue Getaround in small claims court? Small claims courts are for certain types of claims, The first step is to make sure your lawsuit qualifies for small claims court. Pay attention to the following two factors:
If your claim doesn’t fall within the limits of your state’s small claims court, you’ll have to arbitrate your claim instead.
The demand letter should be simple and straightforward. Tell Getaround who you are (your name, address, phone number and account number), what the problem is, and what you want from them. The whole letter should run for just a few sentences. Make your points in a clear and respectful manner.
When you’re done writing the demand letter, mail a hard copy of the letter, preferably as certified mail, to the company’s legal address. Getaround is based in Delaware and receives mail at this address :
NATIONAL REGISTERED AGENTS, INC.
160 GREENTREE DR STE 101
DOVER, DE 19904
If you would like examples of demand letters or more information about how to write them, you can refer to this helpful guide.
Each state has a set of forms that need to be filled out to file a claim, and sometimes counties will request additional forms. The correct forms for your location is available for free on your state court website.
Make sure you fill out enough forms. Most states that require you to file forms by mail or in-person ask for 3 or 4 copies. If you don’t have the right number of copies, expect the court clerk to deny your claim.
When you’re done filling out the court forms, it’s time to give those forms to the court. This process, which is called “filing,” can be confusing.
All courts require plaintiffs to pay a filing fee before they allow a claim to proceed. The fee, which is published on the state court website, is sometimes waived for low income plaintiffs.
When you file your forms, the court clerk provides you with a stamped copy of the forms and a reminder about the court date. Keep the information secure, and bring it with you on the day of your hearing.
Now that you’ve filed the papers required to start your case against Getaround, you need to tell Getaround about the lawsuit. This is a called “serving” Getaround. To do this, you need to submit copies of your filed paperwork to Getaround.
Look at your court’s website for instructions on how to properly deliver your forms to Getaround, or search for “[your state] small claims service of process”. Courts have many stringent rules about how to serve a defendant, and you must follow every rule to ensure the court puts your claim on the docket.
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