Have You Bought a Lemon? Our Legal Services Can Help
According to both federal and state lemon law laws, if you have to take your vehicle to the shop time and time again because of the same issue or defect or a variety of issues and defects, you have the right to seek legal recourse. The same applies if your vehicle has to remain in the shop for repairs for an extended period of time for issues that are covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. There are also some cases where state lemon laws offer protection if you have to take your vehicle back to the repair shop more than one time for an issue that could result in serious bodily injury or even death.
When our team of attorneys accepts a case, we carefully review and move forward using the applicable statutes that provide the maximum potential recovery for you. In particular, we may use your state lemon law, along with federal and state breach of warranty laws and other consumer protection laws, to put you in the best possible position to obtain the best recovery for you.
While the relief you are entitled to recover varies case by case, in general you may be entitled to recover a refund for your vehicle, a replacement vehicle, or monetary compensation. A refund typically includes the return of everything you paid for the vehicle, such as your down payment, the value of your trade-in, your monthly payments, finance charges, sales tax, registration fees, and other collateral charges less a reasonable offset for your use of the vehicle. Under most state lemon laws a consumer is entitled to also elect the recovery of a replacement vehicle. The type of replacement vehicle and value of the same is something that your state lemon law should define and is something that you should discuss with your lemon law attorney if you are interested in this type of relief. Alternatively, breach of warranty laws allow for the recovery of monetary damages representing how much you overpaid for your vehicle due to its defects. In appropriate instances, you may also be able to recover damages that were incidental or consequential to the manufacturer’s failure to honor its warranty, such as damages for alternate transportation costs, costs of repair, loss of use and/or your aggravation and inconvenience. Because state lemon law and breach of warranty laws differ, it is important that you retain an experienced lemon law attorney who may counsel you on what you may recover.
Our Attorneys Can Provide Legal Assistance
In situations where you either prefer to hold onto your vehicle or you do not meet the technical requirements of your state’s lemon law, but otherwise qualify under breach of warranty laws, it is important that an experienced lemon law attorney protect your rights. An experienced lemon law attorney should be able to negotiate a settlement that ensures the balance of any warranties you have with your vehicle’s manufacturer remain intact. What’s more, because most settlements are voluntary, confidential, and do not require the manufacturer to admit liability, in our experience, “cash” settlements should not show up on a vehicle’s title and there should be no brand that would restrict your right to sell your vehicle down the road. Keep in mind, however, no one has a license to lie. So, if you are ever asked if your vehicle had any defects or was the subject of any lemon law claims, you should always be forthright with any potential buyers of your vehicle.
We understand each vehicle-related lemon law case will have different factors and considerations. This is why it is so important to contact our team of attorneys as soon as you know there is some issue present. We can investigate the situation and help you receive the compensation or recourse you deserve.
How We Handle Lemon Law Cases
We will provide an extensive review of all your vehicle repair invoices, as well as background information that relates to the year, make, and model of the vehicle in question, such as whether your vehicle was the subject of any technical service bulletins or recall notices. From there, we will work to develop your claim. This is imperative when pursuing a vehicle lemon law case.
We will take the time to figure out what repairs were handled by the dealer and if any mistakes were made by the service department or vehicle’s manufacturer. Our goal is to gather as much information as possible about your vehicle, the repairs that have been made and more.
If you are concerned your vehicle may be a lemon, the best thing you can do is contact our team of attorneys today. We will review the information related to your case and ensure you receive the best results possible. Our team is comprised of seasoned attorneys with significant lemon law experience, which is why we can provide you with the legal representation you need for any vehicle lemon law case. Contact us today for a FREE CASE REVIEW to learn more. Finally, if we take your case, we will never charge you a fee unless you win your case or settle your case to your satisfaction.