Knowing Your Rights as a Consumer Under the Current State Lemon Laws

by | Jul 24, 2019 | Lawyers

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Car dealerships are supposed to be held to a stringent code of ethics when selling cars to the public. Even so, some car sellers do not use good scruples when dealing with customers. They sometimes intentionally sell people cars that can be classified as lemons under the current state laws.

If you have purchased one of these vehicles, you might very well wonder what rights you have as a consumer and if there is any way to get your money back. By hiring a lawyer who is well-versed in the lemon law in South Carolina, you can take legal action against the car seller and recoup as much of your money as possible.

Verifying the Condition of the Car

The lawyer who has worked on many cases in lemon law in South Carolina will advise you first to verify the condition of the purchased car. You will have to take it to a mechanic for an inspection or submit a copy of the car’s mechanical and ownership history. This information is needed to prove to the judge that the seller took your money for a car that is considered a lemon under the state’s definition.

If you do not know a mechanic to take it to, your attorney could direct you to one. He or she can also obtain a copy of the history report on the car if the seller does not give you one.

Filing Suit

You then can file a lawsuit against the car’s seller. The suit gives this individual a limited amount of time to refund your money and take the car back. If the seller ignores this demand, you can then take your lawsuit to court.

You can find a lemon law attorney to represent you today. Contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® to schedule a free consultation now.

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