When it comes to owning a car, you have more rights than you think. Despite the fact that automobile crashes account for the largest number of car-related lawsuits per year, there are other aspects of automotive law that are important to be aware of.
Many car crashes occur as a result of defective parts and you have legal rights to protect you from defects that could potentially endanger your safety. Some major defects include airbag, door latch or seat belt failure, or a weak roof or glass breakage, which could all lead to serious injuries in the event of an accident. It is the automakers or dealers who don't fix these defects, or who sell them knowing the cars are defective, who are responsible in the case an accident occurs.
Manufacturing defects are also common simply because of the high number of parts involved in making one motor vehicle. To protect car owners, a law exists called the "Lemon Law," which provides legal help to new car owners. If the manufacturer fails to fix the car or offer a refund, car owners can potentially have their car replaced by a new one, or receive monetary compensation equivalent to their expenses, and sometimes more.
Automobile law also protects new car owners from financial fraud and fraudulent advertising. Car salesmen are known to be able to trick you out of a low car loan rate or pull a number of other tricks to get more money out of you. In some cases, they can even sell you a car that has been in a wreck, but looks perfectly fine.
In any and all of these cases, it's extremely important to know your rights and to know a lawyer who can help you in the event of an accident. If you or a loved one has suffered damage or injuries related to a defective automobile or financial fraud, simply click the link under Automotive Legal Help below and your complaint will be sent to a lawyer who may evaluate your claim at no cost or obligation.