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Monday, December 1, 2014

Tesla Settles Lemon Law Case


Lemon law cases have the potential to become contentious, especially when the subject of the suit is an exotic car with a high price tag.  Also, if the automaker starts making allegations against the consumer, the case might become more adversarial in nature.  The California auto-maker Tesla has recently been involved in a lemon lawsuit where allegations of tampering were made against a purchaser.
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Timothy Abeel & Associates Get Results for Lemon Law Clients


If you purchase a vehicle and it is defective in some way you may be entitled to a repurchase (full refund) or replacement under the lemon law.  But, half the battle in obtaining this relief is dealing with the manufacturer. These parties know what they can and cannot get away with when it comes to individuals attempting to enforce their lemon law rights. Sometimes, it is amazing what a difference being represented by an experienced attorney can make.

A great example of success after retaining counsel in a lemon law claim is the case of a one of our clients who had serious problems with a vehicle that had recently been purchased.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Lemon Law Presumption Explained


Automobile lemon laws are enacted to protect consumers from the costs and dangers associated with defective vehicles.  In most states, there is a lemon law presumption written into the law.  A legal presumption exists when a particular conclusion will be made when certain facts exist.  In the case of automobile lemon laws, a vehicle is presumed to be a lemon if it meets certain standards.  

These standards vary from state to state.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Consumer Protection Lawsuit Against NJ Used Car Dealer Settled


New Jersey state law protects consumers against fraud.  Nevertheless, fraud still happens and when a consumer is the victim they may have recourse under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.  As a recent case illustrates, complaints of this kind are handled by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and can often lead to compensation.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Recent Success in Lemon Law Cases


As a consumer, you do not always get what we bargained for.  When it comes to a big purchase, such as a vehicle, it is important that you have some type of recourse.  This is where the Lemon Laws become important.  Vehicle Lemon Laws are meant to protect a consumer who purchases an automobile that is defective in some way.  At Timothy Abeel & Associates, we have a wide variety of experience in this area which has allowed us to obtain great results for our clients, even in difficult cases, such as the two listed below.
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Saturday, September 13, 2014

New Website Helps Car-Owners Find Defects


In 2014, there have been 46 million automobile recalls nationwide.  Owners of almost any car might, understandably, worry about hidden mechanical problems that could prove inconvenient or even life-threatening.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Jersey Roads Awash in Title-Washed Cars


Two years after Hurricane Sandy flooded their homes, thousands of New Jersey residents now face a new disaster—unwittingly driving flood-damaged cars. 

Data from CarFax, the company that compiles vehicle histories on used cars and trucks, shows that New Jersey leads the nation in "title-washing." 

In this scam, professional con men don't just remove outward signs of damage from cars—they also remove all indications of damage from cars' titles.  According to CarFax, they move cars from state to state and are, ultimately, able to present a buyer with an unblemished title.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Under NJ Lemon Law, Consumer Gets Full Refund for Car With Faulty Airbag


What happens when a new car's engine works well, but its airbag warning light doesn't?  That defect may entitle a consumer to a full refund, as a New Jersey family has discovered, after a long battle.

Consumers who buy new cars that prove defective may be able to receive a refund or replacement car under New Jersey's "Lemon Law."  The law applies to vehicles with defects that are still unresolved after several attempts at repair or that are out of service for twenty (20) days or more.  A wide range of mechanical and structural problems can also qualify a car as a lemon.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Inaccurate Fuel Ratings and Electric Charge Ranges


Gas prices have skyrocketed in the last ten years.  For some, it can feel like they are spending a small fortune whenever they fill up their vehicle.  With gas prices constantly fluctuating and an increasingly environmentally conscious population, the consumer and manufacturer alike have been focusing on fuel economy and the widespread manufacturing of hybrid vehicles.

Fuel economy and electric charge range are main factors considered by consumers when leasing or purchasing an automobile.  All cars are given a fuel rating and/or electric charge range by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Monday, July 14, 2014

How to Document Your Lemon Law Case and Other Concerns


Is your car always in the shop?  Does it have one problem or a variety of problems?  If you think that your vehicle may be a lemon, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified lemon law attorney.  It is also crucially important to gather evidence and document your problem as much as possible while your case is going on.  The more evidence you have of your complaints, the better off you will be when settling your claim. In addition to documenting you lemon law claim, there are also other things you should consider doing if you are involved in a lemon law case.

How to Document Your Lemon Law Claim

Take Pictures and Videos

You should use all of the technology available to you to document your lemon law claim.
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Monday, June 23, 2014

Faulty Airbags Lead to Yet another Massive Recall


In 1998, a federal law went into effect requiring that all cars and trucks sold in the United States have airbags on both sides of the front seat. Despite the massive demand for airbag technology, just three major suppliers dominate the market. Defective airbags manufactured by one of these key players, Japanese supplier Takata have now caused three more automakers Honda, Nissan and Mazda to recall a total of almost three million vehicles.
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