Lemon Law Attorneys in Michigan
If you have a lemon, you might not know how to recover the money you spent on your defective vehicle. Learn how hiring a lemon law attorney can help you get a refund or replacement, how to know if your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, how to file a complaint, and tips for finding a good attorney who understands lemon law.
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Let's face it. There's a lot of money on the line when it comes to a potential lemon. That's why if you're not confident in your case, you should seek advice from an attorney that specializes in lemon law cases.
An experienced lemon law attorney will prepare your case to go up against the automobile manufacturer.
Due to the costs they incur, manufacturers are very resistant to having their cars determined to be lemons and may go to great lengths to prevent it from happening.
Having the assistance of an attorney experienced in lemon law will give you leverage to compel the manufacturer to comply with lemon laws.
When you search for an attorney for your lemon law case, be sure to ask about his:
- Lemon law expertise.
- Case track record.
- Fee policy.
The Michigan Lemon Law applies to:
- Passenger vehicles that are privately owned.
- Vehicles leased after January 1, 2000 operated for personal use. Some vehicles used for business may also be covered.
In Michigan, a lemon is defined as a defective vehicle that:
- Has had an ongoing issue that has not been successfully repaired after 4 attempts.
- Has been out of service at least 30 days due to repairs.
You must report the issue within 1 year from the date of delivery of the vehicle or
during the manufacturer's warranty term, whichever comes first.
For more information, please refer to our Lemon Law in Michigan page.
Once the vehicle you purchased is determined to be defective, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a refund of the purchase price (or cost of the lease).
In order to get a replacement or refund, you must report the defect in writing to the manufacturer and you may be required to go through arbitration to solve the dispute.
An attorney who understands lemon law can be a great asset when going through the arbitration process. If arbitration doesn't work, your attorney can file a lawsuit for you.