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  • Is this a lemon case?

    We bought a used car and had it maybe an hour it broke. The dealerships came with a tow truck and tow back to the dealership and fixed it. Then a day later it breaks down again. Again they come and tow and fix it again. Then a week gose by and it ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I am sorry to hear about your situation. You own a lemon, but you do not have a lemon law case because under Florida Law, a lemon is defined by statute and your vehicle probably does not qualify since you purchased it used. You may have a case based on Florida Statutes for the repairs the dealership keeps making to your vehicle which seem not to repair your vehicle. In the alternative, have you asked the dealership to take the vehicle back and return your money? At this point it does not hurt to ask. Please let me know how it turns out.

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  • Do I need a lawyer

    because I bought a truck and financed with a bank and paid 2,000 dollars down and I have the reciept and leave with the vehicle and then 2 hours later get a call from the dealership and they tell me they have lost the money I gave them and want me...

    Patrick’s Answer

    If your purchase agreement reflects your down payment then the dealership will have a hard time supporting their story. Remember, your purchase agreement is a legal document. Keep up the fight!

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  • Lemon law in florida. Brand new car has been in the shop 3 times for the same problem and has left me without a car

    The GM at the dearler ship said "what do you want me to do about it" rude

    Patrick’s Answer

    Do not delay! File a defect notice right away so that you can secure your rights. You should have a defect notice form with your initial purchase paperwork. You can find a form on the office of the Attorney General website. The lemon law is straight forward but time sensitive. Call us if you need help. We have been practicing lemon law for over 23 years. We can help.

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  • Is it possible that my wife could get sued just because the vehicle was in her name and she was not in vehicle

    i was in accident, the vehicle was in her name we have coverage but it might exceed limits

    Patrick’s Answer

    If a lawsuit is filed she will probably be named because she was the owner of the vehicle at the time. If you have not already done so, please contact your insurance company and advise them of the accident. I wish you the best.

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  • Can i get a refund if i bought a used car and drove it 6miles and the motor blew the same day

    i need a refund

    Patrick’s Answer

    Probably not. Was it a certified used car? Did it come with a warranty. Please let me know and I may be able to help you.

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  • I bought a used car in orlando and the same day, the alternator died. Can I sue?

    I purchased a used car 4 days ago. 30 mins after I bought it and drove off, the alternator died. The dealer sent a service man to get me and bring in the car. They replaced the alternator, said they thoroughly checked for other issues and I took i...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Sorry to hear about what has happened to you. Did you receive a warranty with the purchase? What year is the vehicle? Please provide me with the answers as I may be able to help you gain relief. Until then, I wish you well.

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  • How can I get out of a car contract?

    I put a down payment on a car that was being sold as is and was entered into a contract. I have had the car for about 30 hrs and the more time that goes by the more things seem to be wrong with the car. The dealer assured me that the car had absol...

    Patrick’s Answer

    Once you buy it " as is" your remedies are limited. However, the vehicle should still function. It seems as if it has been 2 weeks since your question was first posted so please let me know if you still need assistance and what else may have transpired. I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Can I demand repair for a used car that I purchased with 30 day warranty?

    I bought a used car from an establish dealer in Valdosta, Ga. The car came with a 30 day warranty. I returned the car to the dealer twice within this period but they did not fix the problem. Is there anything that I can do, or how should I hand...

    Patrick’s Answer

    I am sorry this has happened to you. When you returned to the dealer what, if any, paperwork did you receive? If your warranty covers the issue that needed repair then you should make a written demand for the repair via certified mail. If the dealer continues to ignore you or otherwise not repair the vehicle, please take your paperwork to a local attorney so he or she may advise you of your rights based on the contract you signed and the state law that applies. You may be dealing with Georgia law for some aspects of your case. Best wishes and please provide the information I requested so I may be able to assist you more.

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  • Legal?

    If you are a minor and slip and fall at work and you have a swollen arm,etc and a incident report was filed as well as a claim with the workers comp insurance company. You was not sent home, or to seek medical advice that night. You continued wo...

    Patrick’s Answer

    The employer was not smart and rather insensitive, but failing to contact the parent was probably not illegal. Please make sure to follow up on your potential worker's compensation claim. I wish you the best.

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  • Who should pay for the paint job of a car if it got scratched in an accident?

    the other car's back was parked over the line and i was pulling into the spot to the right of it. so i ended up scratching the back of my car against the back of her's. my car has the worst of it but its just a scratch and she wants me to pay for ...

    Patrick’s Answer

    You should pay for the damage because you hit her car. The fact that she may have not parked perfectly does not change the other fact that you hit her car. Think of how you would feel if you came to the lot and the situation were reversed? Apply the Golden Rule!

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