What is the “Lemon Law”?

If you have purchased a vehicle that has mechanical issues that you have tried to have the dealer repair, you need to know about the Lemon law. The Lemon law’s are a range of laws that help to protect consumers from being taken advantage of. These laws are available in every state and there are federal laws as well. Understanding these laws can help you to get the justice you deserve.

The Laws

One of the biggest critical comments there are about these laws is that they are not uniform throughout the states. Each state has designed their own laws and while each state has similar laws there are many caveats that are different like:

  • How many times repairs need to be attempted
  • Whether used vehicles are covered
  • What type of restitution you are entitled to
  • The process of enacting the laws

In many cases the laws from state to state are more different then they are alike. These laws are supposed to be “consumer laws” but in many cases, they feel more like they are in place to protect the manufacturer than the consumer.

What They Are Supposed to Do

What laws are supposed to do and what they do often are not in sync. In the case of lemon laws, they are supposed to provide protection to the consumer and they do, if the consumer is well-versed in the laws. The problem is that most consumers are not well-versed in the laws, so they are never able to pursue the case. Many consumers are not aware that they can get the help of an attorney that specializes in this area of the law. Getting the law on your side can be as simple as picking up the phone and calling Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center and getting the support, you need.