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All 50 states in the U.S. have adopted some form of lemon law to protect consumers who purchase defective automobiles. Laws are passed to remedy some sort of widespread problem, and lemon laws are no different. When a lemon law claim is properly handled, you have the opportunity to recover a cash settlement, a replacement vehicle or to have the dealership/manufacturer repurchase your vehicle back from you. Working with an experienced lemon law attorney is the best way to recover maximum compensation for your claim.

At the National Lemon Law Center, we are experienced in helping clients with claims involving all types of motor vehicles, including: cars, trucks, SUVs, mini-vans, vans, motorcycles, scooters, and more. Our lemon law attorneys have the skill and knowledge that is necessary to accurately evaluate your situation and determine what options you have in regards to recovery and holding the manufacturer responsible. Each state has different laws and your attorney must take federal consumer protection laws into account as well. The attorneys at the National Lemon Law Center have the diverse experience and dedication that you need.

What is a Lemon?

In regards to a motor vehicle, a “lemon” is an automobile which has a defect or combination of defects which cannot be or are not repaired within a reasonable time period or in a reasonable number of repair attempts. These defects may range from the engine or transmission to mechanical repairs or issues with a car’s navigation system or windshield wipers.

A common misconception regarding lemon vehicles is that yours must “qualify” as a lemon in order for you to seek financial relief. The standards that define state-specific lemon law will vary, and what may qualify as grounds for a lemon law claim will depend upon your particular case. For this reason it is highly recommended that you consult a lemon law lawyer in your area to see if your vehicle might be a lemon.

How Can Lemon Law Protect Me?

Depending on your state, lemon law will apply to your case in different ways. However, the general purpose of lemon laws is to give consumers the opportunity to take legal action against manufacturers or dealers who create or sell defective automobiles. The majority of lemon law claims settle out of court. This means that the manufacturer and/or dealer will give a cash settlement to the consumer or may work out another method of resolving the claim without a judgment in court being necessary. Another resolution may be that the dealership replaces the vehicle or buys it back from the consumer. Either way, the desired result is to free the consumer of the lemon without the consumer suffering any losses.

If you were lied to or mislead by the dealership or manufacturer, it may be possible for you to take additional legal remedies, including financial damages of up to three times your losses. Regardless of your particular situation, the right lemon law lawyer can determine how your state’s lemon laws can protect you and bring the responsible party to justice.

Consult a Lemon Law Attorney

Even if you have had your car for more than a year or you think that it may not be covered under warranty any more, you can still benefit from consulting a lemon law attorney at the National Lemon Law Center. It costs nothing for a consultation, and we will represent you without charging any out of pocket legal fees. We seek compensation for our services from manufacturers and/or dealers rather than from our clients. What does this mean to you? It means you have nothing to lose – except that lemon!

Contact a lemon law attorney at the National Lemon Law Center to talk about your vehicle.