1. A QUICK OVERVIEW OF LEMON AUTO CLAIMS
My Name is Nick Thompson, and I have been a licensed Attorney since 1988. I am aformer West Virginia State Tax Department Attorney and a former Kentucky AssistantCounty Attorney. I practice statewide in Kentucky and in Southern Indiana if a case hasto be filed but I do accept cases for negotiations or mediation from other states. You maynot have to file a lawsuit to collect but you should handle your claim through a law officeif you intend to collect.Please
this manual very carefully if you are considering filing a lemon auto case.Some people read it more than once. If you spend just a couple of hours learning1.
what documents to get together,2.
how to get together the documents you need and3.
how to document you claim for a refund,4.
you will be a lot more likely to get that refund and your attorney fees paid for.In this manual I outline how a lemon auto case can use one of 4 or 5 different laws tocollect and how which law you pick may increase or decrease your award or leave youwith nothing. If you have questions,
call or email us, and we will answer yourquestion. Not only will you get the information you need, you will also let us know whatneeds to be added to future editions of this manual. Your questions will help others in thefuture and let us know what wasn’t covered.You probably have a claim under one of the lemon laws if you downloaded this manual.Most state lemon laws are similar to Kentucky’s. Kentucky’s state lemon auto law allowsyou to collect a refund for your car or an upgrade to a new car if you can show thefollowing.1.
That the defect occurred or started to occur within the first 12 months of buying anew car2.
that you took it back a.
4 or more times for a warranty repair orb.
had it out of service for 30 days orc.
took it back 2 times or more for a safety problem3.
The Defect has to be substantial which means that the defect effects the safetyperformance or value of the vehicle and4.
they haven’t been able to fix it within that time.