“Lemon” is the name given to a motor vehicle that has a defect during the warranty period that substantially impacts the vehicle's safety, use, or market value. It includes cars, vans, or trucks bought for personal or family use. In some situations, motorcycles are also covered under the lemon law. It does not cover auto homes, off-road vehicles, or vehicles purchased primarily for business use.
The Massachusetts lemon law requires the defective vehicle be repurchased or replaced by the dealer or manufacturer if it cannot be repaired. Under the law, the manufacturer or dealership is given only a limited number of attempts to fix it. Failure to comply with the lemon law is also a violation of the Massachusetts consumer protection law commonly referred to as “93A.” General law chapter 93A offers additional protections to consumers. If you win a 93A lawsuit, you may be able to receive two or three times the amount of your damages, attorneys’ fees, and costs.
Car dealerships and manufacturers are in the business of selling cars. They are not quick to admit they have sold a defective product or refund your money. Having the assistance of a lemon law attorney and filing a lawsuit is often needed to enforce your auto warranty.
Car dealerships frequently engage in aggressive sales tactics and unfair or deceptive business practices. This includes auto fraud or dealer misrepresentations during the sale. If you believe you were lied to by Massachusetts car dealership when you purchased your car, contact Walckner Law Office to discuss your case.
The type of seller, length of warranty, vehicle mileage, and status as a new or used vehicle define the circumstances when a vehicle may be covered under a Massachusetts lemon law. The lemon laws also determine the opportunities you must give the seller to repair or remedy the defect under the auto warranty before filing a lawsuit. A Massachusetts lemon law lawyer can help you navigate the process and advise on the steps you need to take.
Walckner Law Office provides a no-cost initial consultation. Discuss your case with a local lemon law lawyer today.
When you need a lawyer to help with your auto warranty lawsuit, look for a local lemon law lawyer. It is best to hire a lemon law firm with an office near you and that is familiar with the court where your lawsuit will be filed. There are many large, national lemon law firms whose attorneys may not actually be located in Massachusetts. While they may be willing to take your case and try for a quick settlement, they are often unwilling to take your case to trial if that is what is needed to obtain the best result for you. Watch out for law firms that have you speak with a client specialist, or someone with a similar title, instead of the actual lemon law attorney who would handle your car warranty lawsuit.
Walckner Law Office helps consumers with lemon lawsuits and auto fraud claims throughout Central and Western Massachusetts. As civil trial lawyers, we are ready to take your lemon law case to court if a reasonable settlement is not offered by the dealership or manufacturer.
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