Experienced West Virginia Lemon Law Attorneys Help You Get Your Car Replaced
Charleston firm assists individuals who have purchased a defective automobile
When you purchase a brand new vehicle from a dealer, you expect that it should work right for years before needing major repairs. Unfortunately, some cars come off of the assembly line with serious problems that are not easily fixed or diagnosed. A defective new vehicle is often called a “lemon.” Ciccarello, Del Giudice & LaFon works with clients who have recently purchased a new car or truck, only to find out that it is a lemon. Our West Virginia attorneys understand state and federal lemon laws and work to get you the new car you paid for. If your new car needs constant repairs, you need an attorney.
What makes a car a lemon?
Determining whether a car is a lemon can be tricky and often depends on which state you are bringing a claim in. Both state and federal law require a manufacturer to refund or replace your purchase if your new car is determined to be a lemon. In most states, this typically means that there is a substantial defect that was not fixed within four attempts or a safety problem that could not be remedied with two tries.
A vehicle might also be determined to be a lemon if it is out of service for more than 30 days within the first year or two or within the first 12,000 to 18,000 miles. The attorneys at our firm can help you understand how the lemon laws in West Virginia apply to your purchase.
Defending your rights under The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
Federal law protects you anytime you buy something costing more than $25 that comes with a written warranty. This applies to nearly all new car purchases. The Act works to make sure that warranties are fair, and to hold manufacturers accountable when they aren’t. When a claim is successful under the Act, the manufacturer is responsible for paying your attorney’s fees.
Understanding the Uniform Commercial Code
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) governs nearly all commercial transactions, including the sale of cars. The UCC is not federal law. Instead, each state has adopted it separately. This means that there are sometimes small differences in the ways states handle lemon claims under the UCC. Our firm helps clients understand their rights under the UCC in West Virginia.
Contact us to speak to an experienced lemon law attorney today
If your new car is defective, Ciccarello, Del Giudice & LaFon works to get you a new car or get you your money back. Call us today at 304-410-0081 or contact us online to speak with an experienced attorney. From our Charleston` office, we represent clients throughout West Virginia.