Lemon Law Attorney
Auto Fraud Lawyer
You saw the ad, you found the car, you got the loan, you drove off the lot … then you had a problem. You bring the car back to the used car lot or the dealership and the dealer says it's the manufacturer's problem. The manufacturer says it's the dealer's problem.
Now it's YOUR problem.
That's when we step in. We're the consumer protection lawyers at The Family and Consumer Law Center of Claude Lefebvre, Christopher Lefebvre, P.C. We bring more than two decades of legal experience to the table fighting for the rights of car buyers in Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts. Contact our Pawtucket office at 401-728-6060.
Rhode Island & Massachusetts Lemon Law and New Cars
If you bought a new car and have experienced continual problems with it, you may be able to bring a lemon law claim against the dealership. The auto defect must be a material defect that affects passenger safety or the safe operation of the vehicle. Under the federal Magnuson-Moss Act, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and state lemon law, we can ask the dealer to replace your vehicle, give you a refund for the purchase price, or seek compensation for maintenance and repair costs that you have already incurred.
Don't wait too long to bring a claim to court. For example, Rhode Island lemon law only covers cars up to 12,000 miles or 2 years after purchase.
Fraud in Auto Financing
Our firm handles many auto fraud cases. We have seen all the tricks car dealers use to squeeze more dollars from unsuspecting customers. Take auto financing fraud: you got approved for financing, signed the documents and drove off the lot. Then a week or two later you got a call from the dealer telling you that the financing didn't go through. Now you have to bring the car back. They finance it again, but now the payment has changed and you're paying an extra $20 or $30 a month!
Don't get suckered into this scam. Save all of your car financing documents and have an auto fraud lawyer at our firm review them. We may be able to undo that unfair transaction.
Fraudulent Auto Inspections
One way states attempt to ensure cars offered for sale are suitable for sale is by requiring an inspection. Some states are good at policing that inspection process; unfortunately, Rhode Island is not one of them.
At smaller lots, it's not unusual to find that the inspection was done elsewhere and to find that the person who 'inspected' the car didn't real look at it. That's how dealers are able to get away with putting defective or previously totaled cars back on the road.
It's always best to take a used car to your own mechanic for a review. If the dealer won't let you take it to a mechanic for inspection, you should suspect there's a problem.
We defend consumers who've been stuck with defective cars, cars with more miles than the odometer says, cars where previous damage was undisclosed. We're committed to getting you answers and compensation. Contact us online or call to schedule a free initial consultation at our Pawtucket or Providence office: 401-728-6060.