With the legal ball in the court of Virginia auto shoppers and buyers, one might think that cases of Lemon fraud are rare, with few manufacturers willing to risk the punitive measures they might face by failing to honor the conditions of a vehicle warranty. Some vehicle manufacturers today will in fact work with a consumer to comply with Lemon Law guidelines and avoid a legal confrontation. Beyond the legal consequences, successful manufacturers understand the power of word of mouth about the quality and performance of the vehicles they sell, and recognize that by satisfying one customer, they are gaining many more.
Some manufacturers don't understand this concept, however, and are more concerned with clearing their inventory of that one vehicle they can't seem to get rid of than keeping the higher notions of consumer satisfaction in mind. They may have sold it once, twice, three times before, but it always comes back. It's a Lemon. The manufacturer knows this and will do just about anything to pass it on to somebody else. Just about anything includes deceit, intimidation, fraud and circumventing the law.
Under Virginia Lemon Law, a vehicle is considered a Lemon if there is a defect in the vehicle that does not meet the safety and performance standards set forth in the conditions of the warranty. There are measures the vehicle manufacturer can take to correct any defect or problem, but failing these measures, the consumer is entitled under Virginia Lemon Law to compensation.
You might figure with a little time, research and persistence, you can solve your Lemon problem without the advice and assistance of a seasoned Lemon Law attorney. Perhaps, but in most cases it will require more than just a little time, research and persistence to persuade a determined manufacturer or car dealership to give you your money back. From a seller's point of view, it still makes more economic sense to put the screws to an un represented consumer than reimburse the consumer, hoping you will simply give up and chalk the whole experience up to bad luck, taking little or nothing. If they win and you lose, you will have lost valuable weeks and months over an issue that an attorney might have resolved for you in days. At The Consumer Law Group, we know how to act quickly and decisively with the manufacturer of a Lemon vehicle, and invariably save our clients time and money. You've already been fleeced; we're here to get your money back.
Once you've convinced yourself to contact an attorney, which attorney to contact first is not hard to decide. John Gayle is a premier authority on Lemon Law, a primary author of the statutes that define Lemon Law in Virginia today, and a respected attorney who has helped thousands extract themselves from Lemon situations and restore their faith in consumer protection. If you're fed up with your Lemon and want to take effective action today, your first step is to contact John Gayle and the Consumer Law Group.
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