What is a Lemon Car and What Are Your Rights?

When you are looking forward to purchasing a car, you usually don’t think of what can go wrong. Unfortunately, every year, defects in vehicles are discovered by manufacturers and recalled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). No matter how many repairs some cars get, they can still never be fixed. In this case, you may have bought what many people see as a “lemon.” A lemon is a car that has a defect so substantial that the owner cannot sufficiently operate the car and cannot be repaired in any way. If you make the determination that your vehicle is a lemon, you should be entitled to a refund or replacement vehicle for your troubles.

If your vehicle has caused you many damages, you may have to consider filing a product liability suit against the manufacturer. With the help of an attorney, you can prove that you were using the vehicle in a manner it was intended and it still caused you damages through a defect that was present when the vehicle was sold to you. The same can be said in cases where you were involved in an accident – vehicles are tested to protect you in times of accidents, and if they fail to do so, you may still have a case. Vehicles should always include good seat belts, strong frames, and airbags.

Statute of Limitations 

You may have a short period of time to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer when making your claim. This may range anywhere from a few days, to a few months, to a few years. Speak to an attorney as soon as possible about your case so that you do not miss the strict deadlines. Call us today for more.