If I don't have insurance on a vehicle and have it at a transmission shop being repaired and it gets burglarized?

I had my car at a transmission shop being repairered I let the insurance lapse on the car cuz I have not been driving it and while it was at the shop it was burglarized and the shop now says they are not resoponsable for anything left in the car but what was taken was bolted in the car and they had left my truck

I had my car at a transmission shop being repairered I let the insurance lapse on the car cuz I have not been driving it and while it was at the shop it was burglarized and the shop now says they are not resoponsable for anything left in the car but what was taken was bolted in the car and they had left my truck unlocked since I don't have it on my insurance anymore how should I handle it shouldn't they be responsable for it

Other answer:

amanda:
Since it wasn't a loose item the shop should be responsible unless the fine print in their repair contract states otherwise. You'll also have to be able to prove that whatever was stolen was in fact installed on your car. That's going to require receipts. If you installed it yourself, it's a lot harder to prove without reliable witnesses to vouch for you. You may need to get a lawyer and that's only worthwhile if it was a valuable item, otherwise you'll have to take them to small-claims court.

By the way, if you failed to notify the DMV that the car was not being driven so they could temporarily suspend the registration while you weren't paying insurance, they could fine you for lapse of required coverage.

thebax2006:
The tranny shop's insurance has to pay. You'll likely need an attorney to pressure their insurance company because you don't have an insurance company that would normally go after them to make them cover it.
Percyqted:
You are responsible for your car wherever you leave it
You don't have insurance but you can bet the repair shop does.
That means they can afford more expensive lawyers than you.
Go ahead and sue them.
B:
Yes the car is in their care custody and control. They are responsible but they won't ever accept it. You will have to go to small claims court.
Lili:
Their own insurance should cover this situation, but you may have to threaten them with legal action to get that accomplished.
bo:
then the shops insurance takes care of it

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