Lemon Law Guidance for Buyers of New Cars
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When dealing with lemons in the automobile industry, there are several shapes your case can take. On one hand, if you are experiencing a manufacturer's defect, then the company who produces your car has certain obligations they must fulfill. On the other hand, many individuals find themselves victims of auto fraud when purchasing a used—and sometimes new—vehicle. Within the first year of purchase, if you find yourself in and out of repair shops, spending more money on repairs than you are on your monthly payments, you may be protected by the lemon law. When you bring your auto fraud case to me, I can help will evaluate the paperwork you were given at the time of purchase, and explain to you the laws so you know your rights.
Common auto fraud problems include:
- Concealing prior accidents and wrecks
- Falsifying prior history of rentals or demonstrations
- Odometer rollback
- Improper dealing of paperwork, including signed documents and credit applications
- Altering terms of the contract without properly alerting you
What is car fraud?
Car fraud is where someone tries to sell you a bad vehicle or commit dealership fraud. They might try to sell you a car that doesn't exist, is stolen, or has hidden damage. Or, they might commit fraud by failing to disclose important information about the car, such as its history or financial status. If you think you've been a victim of car fraud, it's important to get legal help. An experienced car fraud lawyer can protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
What is considered fraud when buying a car?
Fraud is a serious offense that can have significant legal consequences. When it comes to buying a car, there are a few things that may be considered fraud if the seller - whether a dealership or private seller - fails to disclose them. This can include damage to the vehicle, rollback of the odometer, and any other misrepresentations about the car. Additionally, if the seller conceals any of this information from the buyer, it can also be considered fraud. These actions can be committed by an auto dealership in order to sell a vehicle for more than it is actually worth. If you believe that you have been the victim of fraud when buying a car, contact an attorney right away.
How do you handle a car dealer dispute?
If you have a dispute with an auto dealership, there are a few things you can do to try and resolve the issue. First, you can try contacting the dealership directly. They may be willing to work with you to resolve the issue without involving legal action. If the dealership is unwilling or unable to resolve the issue, your next step may be to file suit. You can either represent yourself in court or hire an attorney to represent you. If you win your case, the court may order the dealership to pay damages. You may also be able to recover your attorney's fees.
Does the Lemon Law apply to new cars or only used ones?
The Lemon Law is a state law that provides protections for consumers who buy or lease new or used vehicles. The law is intended to provide relief for buyers or lessees of defective vehicles, by requiring the manufacturer to either repair the vehicle or replace it with a new one. The Lemon Law typically applies to defects that affect the safety, use, or value of the vehicle, and which have not been repaired after a reasonable number of attempts.
In some cases, the Lemon Law may also provide for a refund of the purchase price or lease payments. The law does not apply to all used vehicles, but only to those that are covered by a manufacturer's warranty. As a result, it is important to check the terms of any warranty before purchasing a used car and contact a lawyer if you believe you may have been defrauded.
Some People Don't Even Know They've Been Cheated
Do not let your dealership give you the slip. Some auto fraud suspects count on the fact that you will not investigate further into something odd that is happening to your engine, or that you do not know enough about cars to understand when you have been cheated. If you think something is wrong with your car, and you suspect that your dealer knew about it and did not disclose it, chances are you have a fraud case on your hands.
You do not have to put up with it, and you do not have to fight it alone. Call my firm for a free consultation and know that I put my best efforts into recovering your loss.