At FerrisWinder, PLLC, we are among a select number of firms in Virginia committed to helping consumers understand and utilize the protections provided by state and federal warranty and lemon laws.
For most people, their car is one of their most valuable investments. But when their car or truck turns out to be a lemon, the cost of repairs can quickly result in repeatedly throwing good money after bad.
Essential Information: Year, Make And Model
Our team of attorneys has years of combined experience resolving cases involving Virginia's lemon laws as well as the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. By employing a hands-on approach, we help hardworking consumers obtain potential compensation for defective automobiles, trucks and motorcycles.
When determining whether you have a case, there is some important information our attorneys will need to gather, namely: Year, make and model of your vehicle. In short, if the original purchase date of the vehicle — whether new or used — falls within the past four years, you may have a case.
We want to emphasize the importance of knowing the original purchase date because many people mistakenly assume they have a claim just because the vehicle they purchased from the dealer turned out to be a lemon. We do not take action against the dealers because the dealer is not the one paying for the repairs or replacement of your car. Rather, the warranty is with the manufacturer and the original delivery date/purchase date is one of the primary factors determining whether you are entitled to compensation.
Do I Really Need A Lawyer To Help With My Case?
When you purchase an automobile, truck or motorcycle the last thing you want to consider is "Do I need a lawyer if this breaks?" Consumers worry about consulting or getting advice from an attorney to resolve their issues with a manufacturer. Most consumers don't want to have their issues exacerbated by the thought of attorney's fees included in the overall costs of buying a vehicle.
Luckily for consumers, the Virginia Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act ("The Lemon Law") and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act exist to assist consumers utilize the legal system and assist consumers recover against manufacturers. These laws shift the attorney's fees to the responsibility of the automotive manufacturer. The manufacturers guarantee their vehicles will meet certain safety, performance and/or cosmetic requirements on new, newly used or leased vehicles. After numerous attempts and time has passed in order to repair the same problem, issue or defect, you may be entitled to many forms of relief, including but not limited to repurchase/full refund or replacement.
Instead of trying to take on the auto manufacturers on your own, it's best to work with a lawyer who has experience resolving these types of cases. At our firm, we dedicate a significant portion of our practice to this area of the law. We know what to look for, how to build strong cases and achieve positive results.
Ready To Learn More About Lemon Laws?
If you have additional questions about warranty and lemon laws, take a moment to review our FAQs page. You can also give us a call at 804-767-6848 to schedule a consultation at our Richmond law office. If you'd like to send an email inquiry, take a moment to complete our online contact form.