Purchasing a new car is an exciting time in anyone’s life. Many times, people go with used cars because they’re less expensive, but they can have significant issues. If you bought a new vehicle, you might worry that it’s a dud, as can happen sometimes. Almost every state has a car lemon law, which protects you from having to live with a vehicle that never runs correctly. However, there are certain criteria that must apply, and you only have a short period to file your claim. It can be helpful to hire a lawyer, who ensures that all the evidence is gathered and that you get restitution.

What Qualifications are There?

While each state has various rules, most of them claim that, to be a lemon, the vehicle must have a substantial defect that is covered by the warranty. It also must occur within a particular timeframe after the purchase and have multiple attempts to repair it without success (unless the defect is a safety concern).

Why Hire a Lawyer?

You can find information about your specific state’s law regarding lemons, but you may still find it tough to gather all the evidence and present your case in court or arbitration. Many times, you lose receipts or don’t keep track of them, which means you may not have all the evidence you need. Lawyers can help you get the information, but they can also be on your side to ensure you get all the compensation you deserve and that you’re treated fairly.

States have lemon laws to protect you. If your car doesn’t run correctly, you may have a lemon and should seek restitution. Visit Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® to request a consultation.