A lemon law case covers a consumer who buys a vehicle that is defective and doesn’t work. If you buy a car that doesn’t work and the seller is unable to fix it, you could be protected by the local lemon law. This forces the seller to arrange something that will pay you back for all of the trouble and expenses you’ve had.
When you win a lemon law case, the seller pays the legal fees, so don’t avoid a lawsuit because you’re afraid of attorney fees.
The lemon law isn’t there to give you a huge settlement. It is supposed to pay for the vehicle and your expenses. Not everyone who pursues a lemon law case will win. Some consumers lose their cases and aren’t able to collect anything from the seller. Some people do win, however, and they can win different types of settlements. One is known as a cash and keep. This gives you money, plus you keep the vehicle.
Another type of settlement is to replace the car entirely with one that actually works. This is a good option for many people who need a working vehicle and want to have the case over with and be on their way.
The lemon law is important for protecting buyers’ rights. If you’ve been sold a defective vehicle, know that the law is on your side, and you have options for defending yourself.