Buying a new car is an exciting event. The smell, the hum of the engine, the feelings of pride and accomplishment. The satisfaction felt can last for months. However, that satisfaction can turn to regret and anger in an instant when your new car breaks down.
Is your car a lemon?
In order to be a lemon, your new passenger car, truck, or suv must have been purchased or registered and titled in West Virginia. The vehicle must be used primarily for personal, family or household purposes and the problems with your vehicle must have started during the first year of ownership and must have substantially impaired the use or market value of the vehicle. Usually, you must give the manufacturer 3 opportunities to repair the vehicle or lost use of the vehicle for 30 cumulative days out of the first year of ownership.
Another way a vehicle qualifies is if the problem still exists after one repair attempt for a problem that is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury if the vehicle is driven.
If your vehicle meets these requirements, you may be entitled to a refund of the purchase price including reasonable expenses; compensation for diminished value of the vehicle; compensation for cost of repairs; damages for loss of use, annoyance or inconvenience and attorneys' fees.
If you have questions, or think you may have purchased a lemon, contact the lawyers at Harvey & Janutolo Law Offices.
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