What Can Be Recovered In Lemon Law Cases?
After having invested significant funds into a new car or vehicle, many consumers who have been sold a lemon are left to wonder how much they will be able to recover at the end of the lemon law proceedings.
Available Refunds And Replacement Vehicles
If the vehicle qualifies for coverage under the lemon laws, the consumer has a few potential outcomes for compensation, which can be negotiated with the manufacturer.
- The manufacturer may pay back the amount you paid for the car. Deducted from this amount would be any rebates you received, as well as a standardized mileage deduction based on usage of the car. This can be referred to as a “buyback,” “refund” or “repurchase.”
- The manufacturer may replace the lemon with a new and comparable vehicle. This typically means the same or even newer model year with similar features. There is not a mileage deduction for a vehicle replacement.
- The manufacturer may be responsible to pay you a cash settlement or negotiated compensation for your time lost and inconvenience, as well as loss in value of the vehicle that has been suffered as a result of the defects.
My firm will represent your interests and strive to ensure that you are provided a sufficient settlement or replacement option that protects your investment and fully compensates you for the time and value lost in dealing with the lemon. I have established working relationships with contacts and representatives throughout the car manufacturing field, and I am prepared to work for the outcome that best meets your needs and goals.
I Only Get Paid If You Do
Most importantly, the lemon laws contain “fee-shifting provisions,” meaning the manufacturer can be responsible for my attorney fee. Because of this, I charge you nothing up front or out of pocket. The only way I get paid is if I recover on your claim. If for any reason I am unable to recover on your claim, you will not pay anything.
Enlist the help of a lawyer who is completely committed to helping people in Lemon Law cases. To learn more about how I can assist you in seeking full compensation and replacement for your lemon, please contact my law firm online or call to schedule a free consultation. I represent clients throughout the state from my office in Raleigh.