Lemon Law Attorneys in Kentucky

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Kentucky Lemon Law Attorneys

Kentucky’s Lemon Law for New Cars

The Kentucky Lemon Law protects consumers from getting stuck with defective vehicles. If your new car has a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety, the law entitles you to a refund or replacement vehicle. Our experienced Lemon Law attorneys in Kentucky can help you collect that compensation. Contact us today for a free case review!

Vehicles Covered

The Kentucky Lemon Law applies to vehicles that are registered or licensed within the state and are intended to be used primarily on public highways. The law does not apply to:

  • Motor homes
  • Motorcycles
  • Mopeds
  • Vehicles with three or more axels
  • Tractors
  • Vehicles altered significantly after the initial sale

Repair Attempts

Before you can demand a refund or replacement vehicle for your lemon you need to give the manufacturer a reasonable number of attempts to repair it. In Kentucky, that means 4 attempts OR a total of 30 days out of service. In either case, each repair attempt needs to be for the same issue and must take place within the first 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first.

If your vehicle doesn’t meet these criteria, don’t despair, because the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides even greater protection.

The Lemon Law Process

Once the manufacturer tries and fails to fix your lemon, Kentucky’s Lemon Law requires you to seek a resolution through the manufacturer’s informal dispute resolution system, if they have one. We can handle this on your behalf. To do so, we’ll compile all of your supporting documents and present your claim to the arbitration board.

After reviewing the case, the board will offer whatever settlement it feels is appropriate. In many cases, the settlement will include a refund or replacement vehicle. But if you aren’t satisfied with the offer, you have the right to reject it. In such cases, we’ll file a Lemon Law claim in court to secure a more favorable outcome on your behalf.

You have two years from when you take delivery of the vehicle to file a claim under Kentucky’s Lemon Law. Under federal lemon laws, you have four years to file a claim. Either way, it’s important to seek legal counsel as soon as you think you might have a lemon. So reach out to us today so we can review your case and start taking the next steps.

Kentucky Lemon Law FAQs

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

How Does the Lemon Law Work?

The first step in any Lemon Law case is always noticing a defect and bringing it to the manufacturer...

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The first step in any Lemon Law case is always noticing a defect and bringing it to the manufacturer or one of its authorized dealers for repair. If the manufacturer fails to repair the defect on that first attempt, the vehicle may already qualify as a lemon. However, in most cases, you’ll need to provide the manufacturer with at least one more repair attempt before pursuing compensation. 

Still, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as you suspect you may have a lemon. The sooner you act, the greater your chance of success. And with free case reviews, you have nothing to lose by consulting an attorney.

Once you’ve provided the manufacturer with a reasonable number of repair attempts, the next step is often arbitration. Rather than immediately filing a lawsuit, most states require you to try resolving the matter informally. To do so, your attorney will help you gather evidence to support your claim and present it to an arbitration panel.

After reviewing the evidence from both sides, the panel will issue a ruling as to what compensation you deserve, if any. If you’re unhappy with the panel’s decision, you may file a lawsuit to bring your claim to the courts. However, with an experienced Lemon Law attorney in your corner, the manufacturer will almost certainly settle instead of going to trial.

In most states, the manufacturer is even required to pay your attorneys’ fees when you win your case. So, if you think you have a lemon, it’s in your best interest to seek professional representation. Doing so greatly increases your chances of a successful recovery. And as a bonus, the manufacturer who sold you the lemon will likely need to pay more for its mistake.

At Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center®, more than 99% of the cases we handle settle before going to trial. And with more than 50,000 success stories to our name, we’re very confident in our abilities to get our clients the compensation they deserve.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

Is There a Time Limit to Pursue a Lemon Law Claim?

Yes, Lemon Law claims are subject to statutes of limitation, like most laws. These differ wildly fro...

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Yes, Lemon Law claims are subject to statutes of limitation, like most laws. These differ wildly from state to state. But the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, which applies in all states, allows you to file a claim for up to four years after your warranty was breached. For vehicles, this generally means you have four years to file a claim after the first failed repair attempt.

FAQs About Your Lemon Law Rights

What If My Vehicle Repair Record Shows No Problems?

When you purchase a vehicle from a dealer or take one in for repairs, there’s a trail of documentati...

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When you purchase a vehicle from a dealer or take one in for repairs, there’s a trail of documentation that you never see. This includes everything from your customer copies and warranty payment documents to dealership bookkeeping and hard copies.

The hard copy, for example, contains the original notes made by the mechanic who inspected and/or signed off on your vehicle. In some instances, you will find the phrase “Could Not Duplicate Customer Concern” stamped on the customer copy, while the hard copy often contains notes made by the mechanic that clearly state the opposite.

Not only does this leave your vehicle in need of repairs, but it also sends you back out on the road with a potentially dangerous vehicle. By carefully sourcing and investigating all existing paperwork, our attorneys can detect whether or not any vehicle problems were noted upon acceptance. So even if your repair records show no problems, you may still have a case.

How Can Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law® Help You?

If your car qualifies as a lemon under Kentucky OR federal Lemon Laws, the manufacturer must replace it with a comparable vehicle or refund your money. Alternatively, they can provide you with monetary compensation equal to the amount you overpaid for your vehicle in order to make you whole.

However, car companies often try to weasel out of these obligations. Our lemon law attorneys in Kentucky have the knowledge and experience to make sure these companies pay you what you’re entitled to receive.

We’ve helped more than 50,000 people like you collect the compensation they deserved. And with fewer than 3% of those cases going to trial, our clients typically get paid much faster than the time it takes to go through the court system. Plus, we always seek the largest payout possible for our clients.

Best of all, we don’t get paid unless you do. And when win a case, we bill the car company for our services, not you. That means you get highly experienced legal representation at no cost to you. So if you have a lemon, reach out to us today so we can review your case and start fighting for your rights.

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