IS THERE A LEMON LAW FOR TRUCKS?
Truck Lemon Laws
The excitement of purchasing a new truck can be diminished when you drive it off the lot and discover that it is suffering from substantial defects. If these problems are in violation of the warranty, or state or federal lemon laws, you can hire a breach-of-warranty attorney to recover compensation for your damages.
When Do You Have Grounds for a Lemon Law Case?
You can reasonably anticipate when purchasing or leasing a truck that it will function as reliable transportation. Unfortunately, far too many consumers have had the experience of discovering that their vehicle is a lemon and continue to suffer problems and frustration when the dealer fails to successfully repair the problems.
State and federal lemon laws enable you to pursue a settlement, a replacement vehicle or a refund. While car dealerships should stand behind their wares, many might attempt to ignore you or claim they have investigated and resolved your dispute.
Getting your truck back from the dealer only to discover that the defects are still present can be an anxiety-provoking situation. Many of these dealerships hope that you will simply give up and move on, continuing to drive your truck despite these defects.
However, when the dealer and manufacturer learn that you have retained an experienced breach-of-warranty lawyer, especially one who has a track record of success in filing litigated claims, the story might change. If you attempt to negotiate with the dealer or the manufacturer without a knowledgeable lemon law attorney, an agreement between you and the other party might be executed without a clear understanding of the fine print in the refund provision.
After you have tried on multiple occasions to let the dealer fix your defective truck or truck part, you can turn to litigation as a means of getting a replacement or refund.
Filing a State Lemon Law Claim for Your Defective Truck
A lemon law attorney can assist you in making sense of the stipulations in your warranty as well as the types of actions you can pursue. Many state lemon laws cover leases or used-car purchases, including those affecting your truck. You will want to know the specifics of your state’s lemon laws before proceeding with a case. Even if the lemon law is limited to new vehicles in your state, a federal lemon law called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act may be able to protect you.
Working With a Lawyer on a Defective-Truck Case
If you have returned your truck to the dealership on multiple occasions and have still been unable to get the issue rectified or receive the refund you are entitled to, now is the time to speak to an experienced breach-of-warranty attorney. The right lawyer can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case and make it easier for you to navigate the complexities of a lemon law argument.
Magnuson-Moss Requires the Manufacturer to Pay for Your Case
The fee-shifting provision of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act requires the manufacturer to cover reasonable attorneys’ fees if the plaintiff wins their case. As a result, our attorneys at Morgan & Morgan will work with you for free. Our fee comes from the manufacturer if we win your case.