What is the Lemon Law for Refrigerators?
If you buy a defective refrigerator, the lemon law for refrigerators gives you a legal right to demand its repair or replacement. You might even be able to demand a refund. But if you want to initiate a lemon lawsuit you’re going to need a lawyer with lemon law experience on your side.
When we buy appliances, including refrigerators, we expect them to work properly. If they don’t, the first thing to do is return it to the manufacturer for repairs under your warranty. If, after several attempts, it still doesn’t work, and they don’t replace it or refund you, your best bet is to consult a lawyer.
The legal team at Lemberg Law has considerable experience in the field of lemon law. We deal with claims for defective vehicles and all kinds of faulty appliances, including refrigerators. Here’s what you need to know about lemon law for refrigerators.
Lemon laws in general are breach-of-warranty laws. Lemon laws for refrigerators are laws that protect consumers who buy faulty or unfixable fridges that are still under warranty. While all 50 U.S. states have their own lemon laws, there is a federal law that protects all consumers, wherever they live.
The Federal Lemon Law
The federal lemon law is the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This aims to protect consumers from deceptive warranty practices. It covers a wide variety of products, both big and small, including vehicles and appliances. The main condition is that there must be a valid warranty that covers the defective product. If the manufacturer can fix your broken fridge, consider this the federal lemon law for refrigerators.
State Lemon Laws
State lemon laws are similar to the federal law, but they generally only cover cars and other vehicles. Where this is the case, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act may cover consumers for faulty appliances.
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Why You Need an Attorney to Help with a Claim
If you discover you have a defective (lemon) refrigerator that the manufacturer clearly cannot fix and won’t replace, you can claim in terms of your warranty. Of course, you can try negotiating with the manufacturer. But if you’ve come this far without success, the best course of action is to contact a breach-of-warranty attorney.
When consumers find out that they aren’t covered by state lemon laws, they sometimes think they have no recourse or legal rights. But it is usually possible to take action through the Magnuson-Moss law with the help of an attorney.
Lemon laws are complicated, and you will need legal knowledge and experience to be able to bring a lawsuit against a manufacturer for a breach of warranty. It’s not something a consumer should even try to tackle.
Remember, the retailer where you bought your refrigerator doesn’t provide a warranty. The manufacturer does. And it’s vital to understand exactly what the warranty covers and what breach will make you eligible for compensation.
Typically, a breach occurs when a manufacturer can’t repair a refrigerator with a warranty successfully after three or more attempts. Some manufacturers will offer to replace the appliances, but some won’t. In some cases, the quality of the brand may be in breach of the warranty promise. If this is the case, you could legally claim a full refund so that you can replace your refrigerator with another brand.
Lawyers who specialize in lemon law will be able to initiate a consumer claim or file a breach-of-warranty lawsuit for you. They will fight for your rights, in court if need be.
Why Choose Us as Your Lemon Law Attorneys
The attorneys at Lemberg Law have first hand experience using the Magnuson-Moss law to get compensation for defective refrigerators and other appliances. They will study your warranty and assess what is the manufacturer’s responsibility and what grounds you have for your claim.
Our lawyers don’t charge for cases that involve the lemon law for refrigerators. And they won’t take fees from the settlement. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act has a fee-shifting provision. This requires manufacturers to cover attorneys’ fees if we win. So, it’s a win-win situation for our clients and for us.
If you’ve bought a lemon, feel free to contact a lawyer from Lemberg Law today.
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