Lemon Law Inspections

If your new vehicle has been in the shop more than it has the driveway you may be a good candidate for a Lemon Law case.  We provide Lemon Law Inspections for plaintiffs which have had ongoing issues with their vehicle and multiple repair attempts for the same reason or related reasons.

We will provide a full inspection of the vehicle, full checklist and written expert witness report as well as represent our report in court as your expert witness.  

Our fees are charged by the hour for expert witness services however the inspection and report are normally a flat rate depending on the vehicle type and location.

If you would like more information about our Lemon Law Inspection services please use the form on the right to send us some details about your situation. If you are an attorney representing a lemon law case, please ensure you mention that in your note as well as a best time to contact you back.

Below is some great information from HG.org about Lemon Laws.

What Are Lemon Laws?

Lemon Laws are state and federal laws that provide a remedy to buyers who purchase cars (and occasionally other consumer products) that fail to meet standards of quality and performance. The term “lemon” usually applies to defective vehicles, like automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles, though there are other “lemon laws” for a variety of different products ranging from small electronics to animals.

Sources of Lemon Law

The federal lemon law is the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act. It was enacted in 1975 and protects citizens of every U.S. state. Various states have their own lemon laws, and what they cover and the policies for making claims vary greatly. For example, some states’ laws will cover used or leased cars while others’ will not. The federal lemon law generally covers mechanical defects, but stat lemon laws can be more expansive. Both the federal lemon law and many state laws also provide for prevailing party attorney fees if a lawsuit must be filed by a purchaser in order to recover for a lemon vehicle or other product.

Warranties

Lemon laws are usually designed to exceed the contractual protections described in warranties. Indeed, many lemon laws take the form of “implied warranties,” or warranties that the law imposes upon a transaction that assures that the products are what they claim to be and reasonably fit for their intended purpose. Just as with a contractual (often called an “express”) warranty, the implied warranties created by lemon laws require the seller or manufacturer to correct any defects or face liability.

As-Is

Although laws vary greatly by state, one general requirement is that a product must be purchased with a warranty in order to be eligible for protection under lemon laws. If the vehicle is purchased “as-is,” this is usually an express agreement between the buyer and the seller that the buyer assumes the risk of any defects in the product. If that is the case, the buyer, in essence, assumes the risk of any defects in the product and loses the right to seek recovery for those losses from the seller or manufacturer.

Time

The time period in which one must make a claim for a lemon product also vary greatly. Some jurisdictions and products have terms as short as several days, while others may last for months. Every product deteriorates with use and a number of other variables affect the performance of a consumer good over time, so most of these time periods are relatively brief (usually no longer than 60 or 90 days).

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