Lemon Law Basics

If you think you have a lemon car, or maybe you already know you do, then you need to know a few basic things regarding lemon laws. Your number one goal is to get your money back and these lemon law basics can help get you on the road to doing that.

Lemon laws do vary from state to state, but the they basically are designed to get you a refund or a replacement vehicle. State and federal laws offer a wide variety of ways consumers can get relief if they have bought a bad vehicle. One thing in the buyers favor is the recovery of attorney costs. This is an incentive for attorneys to represent you as they are getting paid by the seller if you win your case.

Some states stipulate a refund or a new car if the vehicles problems cannot be repaired within four tries, or if the car has been out of service for around a month within the first year or 12,000 miles driven.However,some states only provide you with the chance to make one attempt for significant safety related issues such as the brakes or steering.

Many states do not stop with just providing you with either a refund or a new car. Some of them will also let you recover any sort of attorney’s fees that you have to deal with when trying to get some satisfaction from your purchase of a lemon. This should make sense for you to take advantage of the lemon laws in your state and hire a professional attorney who deals with these issues on a daily basis.

Every state in America now has a Lemon Law that is built to protect consumers from dealerships. It allows the car buyer to exchange the messed up vehicle for a new one or to have the manufacturer buy it back from them.

In most states, the Lemon Law only applies to problems that pop up during the first year or 12,000 miles of ownership. You can obtain the rules and procedures if you need to make a claim under the Lemon Law in your state by calling the administrator of the state which you can find in the phone book.

Once you’ve established that the manufacturer is going to buy back your car, the battle will switch over and become about the vehicle’s value. You want the per-mile charge to be as little as possible so that you can get the most for your money on the return.

These are just a few lemon law basics. Again contact a good lemon law attorney and set down and review your case. If you legitimately have a claim to make then use the lemon laws in your state to your advantage.

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