Did You Buy a Used Car, the Lemon Law May Still Apply to You

by | Mar 16, 2018 | Lawyers

The Lemon Law is designed to protect any new vehicle buyer in any state, but many people don’t buy a brand-new vehicle. If you purchased a used car, these laws might still apply to you, which means you don’t have to live with something that isn’t reliable and safe. It may not be an easy process, but you should consider going to court and hiring an attorney to help you get everything you need.

The Problems

Most people understand that when they buy a used car, they are taking a chance. Most dealerships make you sign a contract that states you don’t have a warranty, and they aren’t held liable if there is an issue. These are called arbitration clauses, and most people don’t even read them or understand them before signing.

Lemons, as unreliable cars are known, can cause a lot of financial and health problems, as well. For one, you are still required to make the vehicle payments, even if yours is sitting idle. Likewise, the Lemon Law still requires you to prove that these problems existed before you purchased it. Most consumers can’t deal with all the headaches and trade in their lemons to get something different.

Why Get Help

Sometimes, dealerships sell vehicles fraudulently by not disclosing its history or downright lying about it. They may also tamper with the vehicle’s odometer or misrepresent the title. If you feel that you have been swindled, you are going to need help. Lawyers understand the rules and how it applies to pre-owned cars. They can also help you determine if your state allows pre-owned vehicles as part of their laws for lemons.

If you bought a used car and it has multiple issues, you may have a right to compensation. Visit Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® to see if the used car Lemon Law applies to you.