My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
Did you recently buy a vehicle and are having significant problems with it? If so, it may be worth working with a lawyer to try to get your money back. Lemon laws are designed to protect consumers so that they do not end up being stuck with a vehicle that ends up being defective. Here are a few ways that you can identify that your vehicle is a lemon.
The Vehicle Has Safety Defects
One reason to be concerned about your vehicle is that it is suffering from safety defects that would cause significant problems with using the vehicle, as well as decrease its value. The manufacturer should be allowed to attempt to repair the vehicle and solve the safety issues that you are having, but if the vehicle cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, then you know you have a lemon vehicle on your hands.
Some examples of safety defects include a seatbelt or airbag that malfunctions, brakes that are prone to pailing, and even a car that accelerates unintentionally. If the part of the vehicle can become defective while driving and cause you to become injured or get into an accident, then you shouldn't be forced to deal with the problem forever.
The Vehicle Is Not Usable Because Of Constant Repairs
It may not just be one problem that is causing you problems, but multiple problems with the vehicle. If you find that you are not able to use your vehicle due to it constantly being repaired at the auto shop, then you essentially have a lemon on your hands. Even if each malfunction is fixed right the first time, you're paying for a car that is not drivable and causing you to depend on another vehicle.
The Vehicle Fails Within Warranty Coverage
It's also important that all of the problems occur during the vehicle's warranty period. Cars are known to fail as they get older, and there comes a time when you can't call the vehicle a lemon anymore because of how many miles you got out of driving it before a problem came up. That is why the warranty period is generally viewed as a good length of time to use lemon laws to get your money back. A new car typically has a warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles, which is plenty of time to discover a problem.
To learn more about defective car lemon law services, reach out to a lawyer near you.