The purchase of a mobile home is one of the biggest investments a person is likely to make during their lifetime. After all the work of finding the right model, finding the right pad, and in some cases going through a delivery and installation process, the last thing a new owner wants to deal with is constant issues that require expensive repair.
Poorly sealed windows, badly installed plumbing, hidden cracks in the walls or foundation, structural damage due to mishandling during delivery: The ways in which a mobile home can fail are many, and none of them should be the new owners' problem. Those responsible for faulty construction, negligent transportation, or poor installation should be held accountable.
Owners of recently purchased new mobile homes who are experiencing unexpected breaks and failures may be able to fight for compensation. State and federal laws provide varying levels of protection to new owners, that under certain circumstances may require the manufacturer, delivery service, or installer to pay compensation.
If you’re constantly paying for repairs or fighting with the manufacturer about the warranty, give our breach of warranty lawyers a call. You may have a case for compensation under your state’s Lemon Law, or under the federal Magnuson-Moss Act.
Knowing Your Rights
Many states have passed laws known as “Lemon Laws,” which are intended to protect consumers who purchase products that prove to be defective right from the start. Under these laws, consumers can file claims against the seller or manufacturer and receive compensation.
But not every product is covered in every state’s Lemon Law, and different states often have varying limitations on how and when a claim can be filed. So, it is possible that your product and situation may not be covered under your state’s Lemon Law. However, you may still be protected under the federal Magnuson-Moss Act.
Passed in 1975, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act is intended to protect consumers from dishonest warranty practices. If a product is covered by a warranty, new owners shouldn’t be stuck fighting the manufacturer to get required repairs covered, or forced to pay for repairs out of pocket, or suffer the economic loss of a product that now has much lower resale value than expected.
The Magnuson-Moss Act gives consumers in all 50 states the right to file claims against the manufacturers of defective products, and critically, it requires the manufacturer to pay the legal cost of filing the claim if the claim proves successful.
This means that if you’re stuck in a break-and-repair cycle with your new mobile home, you may have options. Whether under state or federal law, a breach of warranty attorney may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Helping You Fight For What You Deserve
Fighting a manufacturer is nobody’s idea of a good time, but you don’t have to do it alone. And you don’t have to become an expert on Lemon Laws or the Magnuson-Moss Act either.
At zero cost to you, you can have one of our breach of warranty attorneys take a look at your case and let you know your best options. We’re a contingency-fee law firm, which means our clients only ever pay if we win for them. If your case ends up being filed under the Magnuson-Moss Act, you won’t have to pay anything at all, thanks to the provision in the law requiring manufacturers to pay attorneys’ fees if the consumer wins the case.
Morgan & Morgan is one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firm in the nation, and we’ve recovered more than $9 billion for our clients to date. So don’t wait. Don’t stand by and watch the rental and asset value of your mobile home fall, and don’t let yourself get stuck with expensive repair costs. Call us today for an always-free consultation, and let us get started fighting for you.