It might be surprising to hear, but there was a time when consumers were not legally protected if their newly purchased vehicle did not operate properly. Before Lemon Laws were established, these unlucky individuals were required to pay for every repair on their own. Thankfully, Elizabethtown residents don’t have to worry any longer about being stuck with a defective vehicle. In 1986 the state of Kentucky established their own Lemon Law. And on top of that, the Federal government has their own law regarding defective vehicles.
But what does it take to file a claim under Kentucky’s Lemon Law? And how long does it take for the matter to be resolved? Read more to find out how our attorneys at Clagett and Barnett can help you file a claim under the Lemon Law.
The Process Of The Lemon Law Claim
Though it might seem like you should just be able to pick up the phone and call the dealership where you purchased your vehicle to discuss a solution for your defective vehicle, it’s unfortunately not that easy.
In order for Elizabethtown consumers to effectively file a state or Federal Lemon Law claim, it will be essential to enlist the help of an experienced law firm like Clagett and Barnett Attorneys at Law. With more than 30 years of practicing law, our attorneys are experienced in negotiating with automobile manufacturers in order to get you a refund or a replacement vehicle.
To begin filing a claim under Kentucky’s Lemon Law, Elizabethtown residents will first need to prove that their vehicle defect significantly impairs the vehicle’s safety, use, or value.
After it is proven that your vehicle qualifies under the Lemon Law, our attorneys at Clagett and Barnett will get to work negotiating with your vehicle’s manufacturer for a refund or a replacement vehicle. If the manufacturer is unwilling to amicably come to an agreement, a lawsuit will be required. The good news is, most manufacturers want to avoid a lawsuit; therefore, they will eventually come to an agreement out of court.
The attorneys at Clagett and Barnett will provide a free review of your car’s repair history. If they determine that it qualifies under the Lemon Law, they will provide you with legal assistance at no cost to you. How You wonder? Both the Kentucky Lemon Law and the Federal Lemon Law require the manufacturer to pay all attorney’s fees! There’s literally no reason not to hire an attorney to handle your Lemon Law claim.
How Long Does The Lemon Law Process Take?
Because every Lemon Law case is unique, it is impossible to guarantee how long it will take for your claim to be resolved. If the manufacturer agrees to settle your case when our attorneys first make contact, your claim could be settled within 1 or 2 months. However, that is rarely the case, and most often negotiations are required.
For most clients, Lemon Law claims take between 3 and 6 months to be fully resolved. Unfortunately, manufacturers aren’t often thrilled to repurchase or replace a defective vehicle and typically have to be forced to do so by the threat of litigation.
When you visit with the attorneys at Clagett and Barnett to discuss your case, they can give you a more accurate estimate for your specific situation regarding how long it might take before you see a resolution.
Call Clagett and Barnett’s Elizabethtown Office Today to Schedule Your Lemon Law Review at NO Cost to You!
If you live in the Elizabethtown area and are worried about how long it could take to pursue a Lemon Law claim, call the experts at Clagett and Barnett Attorneys at Law today at (270) 900-0533 to discuss the specifics about your defective vehicle.
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