You’ve just purchased a new car, but you’ve had it repaired multiple times and you may have been sold a lemon. Luckily, you’ve done some research and read that every state has lemon law statutes that protect you just in case you purchased a defective product.
If your vehicle falls under the protection of lemon law, then you will be entitled to one of these solutions:
Your dealership will provide you with a vehicle that is considered similar to yours. This new vehicle will include the same dealer options as your first vehicle. If applicable, the dealer will provide you with the same service contract as before. You also may be entitled to a reimbursement for the fees you incurred, including towing expenses, rental cars, etc.
Be advised that you may be responsible for covering price differentials and possible usage fees for the time that you drove the vehicle without troubles. A lemon law attorney will be able to provide you with the expert solutions you need for your particular case.
You could choose to have your vehicle bought back, and this option consists of the following:
Your lemon law refund will be based upon the answers to the following:
Each lemon case is different and speaking with a trusted lemon law professional will help you determine the type of reimbursements you can expect.
If your vehicle has deficiencies but doesn’t meet your state’s requirements for lemon law, then your dealer could be responsible for paying you a “cash-and-keep” settlement. In a cash-and-keep settlement, you get to keep your vehicle, but your dealer will pay you cash for the dilemmas you’ve faced because of your damaged vehicle. Exercising the cash-and-keep option may not be in your best interest, so it’s important to speak with an experienced attorney about your options.
Since each state has its own statutes for determining the details of a settlement, there isn’t an atypical settlement scenario. Most lemon law cases take about 30 days to resolve, but some cases can take up to six months. It’s advisable to speak with an attorney to ensure that your manufacturers don’t take advantage of your lack of experience.
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