Lemon Law Attorneys in Ohio
If your new vehicle qualifies as a lemon but the manufacturer is unwilling to resolve its issues, you may want to consider hiring an OH lemon law attorney. A lawyer could help you submit a complaint and get compensation for your problematic vehicle.
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If the car manufacturer has declined a request for compensation on your lemon vehicle, you may need a lemon law attorney to guide you through the next steps of the process.
You'll want to hire an attorney who:
- Offers broad expertise in Ohio lemon law.
- Each state has its own lemon laws, so you'll want to hire someone who understands all the key details of the law in Ohio.
- Can prove a high rate of success.
- Has a great reputation in the community.
- Try searching your lawyer's name online to read what others are saying.
Lemon law attorneys can help in a number of ways, such as:
- Helping you understand OH lemon laws and consumer rights.
- Using negotiation skills in talks with the car manufacturer.
- Representing you in court, if the manufacturer refuses to settle.
Dealing with a lemon can be a very complicated process. You may need to speak with an experienced lawyer to figure out exactly how the lemon law applies to your case.
A lemon law attorney will be able to explain:
- How to deal with a difficult car dealer or manufacturer.
- What outcome you can expect in your lemon law case.
- The documentation you'll need to have for your trial.
To qualify as a lemon in Ohio, your new vehicle must have a major unresolved issue (or multiple issues) that seriously compromises its safety. Your vehicle (passenger car, light truck, or motorcycle) may be covered if any of the following apply:
- Your vehicle is less than 1 year old.
- The odometer has less than 18,000 miles on it.
Before proceeding with your lemon law case, you must give the dealer/manufacturer a reasonable opportunity to fix the issue under warranty. There must have been:
- At least 3 attempts to repair a single problem.
- A total of at least 30 days of repair time in the shop.
- At least 8 attempts to fix several problems.
- At least 1 attempt to repair an issue that could cause death or serious injury.
If you cannot work out a deal with the manufacturer out of court or through arbitration, you can file a civil suit as long as it is within 5 years of the purchase date.
See our Lemon Law in Ohio page or contact a lemon law attorney in your area for further guidance.