For most people who buy new cars, the result is a reliable and sturdy vehicle that can last for years to come. However, if you’re one of the unlucky few who falls prey to a defective vehicle, both the Kentucky Lemon Law and Federal Lemon Law can protect you. These laws have helped thousands receive new vehicles or get money back without paying any attorney’s fees.

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If you need help navigating lemon law issues, Clagett & Barnett Attorneys at Law are here to help. With over 30 years of experience, we’ve served a number of clients throughout the Elizabethtown area dealing with defective vehicles that the dealership cannot seem to repair after numerous attempts. Let us help you get the compensation you need for your problematic car, truck, SUV, and more.


What Is the Lemon Law?

The Lemon Law was created to give consumers a course of action if their brand-new vehicle is repeatedly back into the dealership for mechanical issues that the dealership cannot seem to repair. Rather than causing you to lose your entire investment, these laws help you seek compensation from the manufacturer.

Kentucky Lemon Law

In Kentucky, consumers can make claims about their vehicle’s defectiveness if their vehicle has had four (4) repair attempts or been out of service a total of thirty (30) days to repair defects or nonconformities within the vehicle’s first twelve (12) months or 12,000 miles  — whichever happens first. If your vehicle meets this standard, the vehicle is then presumed to be a lemon under the law. If your vehicle was not subject to these specifications, it may still be a lemon by federal law standards.

Federal Lemon Law

Luckily, the Federal Lemon Law, know as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, makes up for the limitations of the Kentucky Lemon Law.  The Federal Lemon Lawgives governs consumer product warranties and makes it easy for consumers to seek a remedy for breach of warranty in court. If you have had your vehicle in for repair for the same issue at least 3-4 times during the original or extended manufacturer’s warranty period, then you may qualify for reimbursement from the manufacturer.

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How Can a Vehicle Qualify?

According to the Kentucky Lemon Law, if a new vehicle undergoes four repair attempts or is being serviced for 30 days or more during the first year or first 12,000 miles of ownership, then the vehicle qualifies as a lemon. If this occurs, then the owner will be eligible to receive compensation in the form of a full refund or comparable replacement vehicle.

Even if you think your repair history does not satisfy the Kentucky Lemon Law, our attorneys can assess if your car’s repair history while under warranty is sufficient to qualify you for damages under the federal Lemon Law – the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. So don’t rely on what others might tell you, let us evaluate your situation to ensure that you get the help you deserve. 

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How are the Kentucky and Federal Lemon Law Attorney’s Fees Calculated

Both the Kentucky Lemon Law and the Federal Lemon Law require the manufacturer to pay all attorney’s fees. The Lemon Law Attorneys at Clagett & Barnett will provide a FREE Review of your car’s repair history, and if we determine that the repairs on your vehicle entitle you to help, we will provide assistance at zero cost to you. Our Lemon Law attorneys are here to help you recover what you deserve and will never bill you for anything…ever! The attorneys at Clagett & Barnett have as much on the line as you do in the results of your case Take Advantage of the Lemon Law in Elizabethtown

There’s no reason for you to just accept your new or used vehicle’s substandard condition. Rather, let us at Clagett & Barnett help you fight back and get a refund for your purchase. If your vehicle is found to be defective, you won’t have to pay us anything, as both Kentucky and Federal Lemon Laws dictate that the manufacturer is responsible for all legal fees.

The faster you act when your car starts to act up, the quicker you can get the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (270) 900-0533 to schedule a free review of your car’s repair history at our Elizabethtown office.