Lemon Law Questions & Answers

Q: What type of claim should I file against a repo company that damaged my car during tow and transport? Warrant in debt?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Personal Injury for Virginia on
Answered on Sep 27, 2018
Jay Braddock Jackson's answer
Your collision or comprehensive coverage is the best way to go. you will need to pay the deductible initially, but when your insurance company files a claim against the tow company or their insurer, they will include your deductible in their efforts and when they are paid, they will return your deductible to you. You may be able to make a claim for the loss of use of the car, but you will generally need to show some sort of bill or receipt for what you paid for your replacement (Like a rental...

Q: : I would like to know if my case is good to have a lawsuit related to Washington State Lemon law

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Oregon on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
Gregory L Abbott's answer
Afraid you need to post your inquiry - preferably with more facts since no one can tell you much of anything when all you say is you want to know if you have a case without saying anything about why you might have a case - in the Washington section of Justia rather than in Oregon. Only a Washington attorney can advise you properly about Washington laws.

Q: Can a dealer sell me a new fifth wheel without disclosing to me it was a prototype at the factory? I can't resell it now

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Sep 24, 2018
William John Light's answer
It's unclear why you can't sell it. However, you should consult with WA consumer rights attorneys. You can also file a complaint with the WA DMV. https://www.dol.wa.gov/business/vehiclevesseldealer/dlrcomplaint.html

Q: Just bought a car from a private seller on monday. Now the next day car in shop with rotted frame. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Sep 19, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Private seller---they probably sold it to you as-is. Unfortunately there is not much you can do? If you paid with a check you can try to stop payment. Try to repair the car as best you can. I am sorry this happened to you.

Q: purchased rehoming dog for service dog training dog is lame now and was not disclosed of steel rod in leg can't use her

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Animal / Dog Law and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Juliet Piccone's answer
I'd suggest you repost your question with what it is you want to know and more facts. Was this an expensive dog from a breeder or a rescue? Or just a purchase from a private party/ non animal dealer? You probably need an actual consultation with an experienced animal attorney to figure out if you have any recourse.

Q: Is the auto shop Midas liable for my damages and expense?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
I'm not hearing why or how the catalytic converters "got blown" and why you need a new engine.

In order to make a claim you will need a mechanic to say what it is that caused the damage to your vehicle. To do that someone needs to say and explain how it happened. You change 6 plugs and a coil, that's ignition. I am not hearing how that has to do with catalytic converters. Likewise an engine gone wrong.

Possiblity is that after changing the plugs (spark plugs, not injectors?)...

Q: What qualifies for auto dealer fraud?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It sounds like you have a pretty good issue for a consumer protection lawsuit against the dealership.

Q: I bought a used truck "as is" and 1 week later it broke down. Can I get my money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Probably not. But you can try, it will depend on who you purchased it from and how much money is involved.

Q: Buyer has signed title to vehicle I have signed title as the owner the truck broke down as the buyer was bringing it

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Gov & Administrative Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
Well for now you are still the titled owner of record. You probably dont just want to let the vehicle sit or it will be towed and cost much more than you will pay to have it towed now, REGARDLESS of who agreed to what.

Your decision here should be more guided by whats convenient for you than by technicalities, if that makes sense.

Q: Is there a certain amount of time a car needs to be at the shop being repaired to be considered a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
There is more to the formula than just the time in the shop.

Consult a consumer attorney for further guidance on your specific case.

Q: Hello! In 2015 I financed a car and within the past month, I'd had tons of trouble with the car.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
lemon law applies to new vehicles only purchased off the dealer lot.

If you bought the car in 2015 and the trouble just started, its unlikely that you can proceed under lemon law. Its also unclear what the problem is and why they wont fix it.

You might want to speak with a consumer attorney in your area.

Q: I was served with a lawsuit for debt on a car that was voluntarily repossessed for 9,665.90. How do i negotiate this

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Hire an attorney, let him negotiate the debt, pay settlement lump sum.

Q: Is it legal for a dealership to sell a car that can't pass inspection without telling me it cant

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Missouri on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
They can sue you if you don’t pay and you can sue them. Anyone can sue anyone. The better questions concern this risks and costs of litigation. I suggest you meet with a local attorney, preferably with consumer law experience. Ask about the Merchandising Practices Act.

Q: Bought a car in Georgia but live in Florida -- which lemon law applies here? Are there big differences?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I believe the Georgia law would apply. It is doubtful if you could even sue in Florida, depending on whether the dealer does business in Florida.

Q: Is there a "lemon law" per say on houses? We just found a serious issue after buying in December 2016 that was "covered"

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Bruce Martin Broyles' answer
In Ohio, the seller of a home can be held liable for actively concealing defects in the property. The active concealment would constitute fraud and your statute of limitations does not begin to run until the fraud is discovered. Your claim is very dependent upon facts and what evidence you will be able to prove those facts. First, you state: The basement had been freshly painted prior to showing with a very thick paint..." You will have to demonstrate that the basement was painted shortly...

Q: I am a green card holder since April 2014. Am I eligible to apply for citizenship on Apil 2019?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Elisha F Svosve's answer
Please note that naturalization eligibility is dependent on several other factors, beyond the permanent residency time-period requirement. Please see USCIS naturalization eligibility instructions at: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/Citizenship%20&%20Naturalization%20Based%20Resources/A%20Guide%20to%20Naturalization/PDFs/M-480.pdf

Q: What is the lemon law

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer
There is no way to explain the in's and out's of the Florida Lemon law via this type of forum. You can google the Florida statutes. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your area about your specific set of facts to get specific advice on whether your situation falls under the Florida Lemon law.

Q: what recourse is there for non replacement of passenger airbag after recall?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You can write a certified letter and send it to a corporate office at Ford's U.S. Headquarters, it will move the dealer to take care of your problem.

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