Can i sue car dealer for selling me a salvage car a year later
Oxnard, CA |
bought a car in jan. 2009 and no where in any paperwork i signed said anything about being salvager found out i was salvaged 4 months later when i got my pink slip its been about a year since it happend
There is a 3-year statute of limitations for fraud and 4-years for breach of written contract. You have time. However, the longer you wait the worse your claim becomes.
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In most states this is called a "branded" title and if the brand (i.e., the fact that it was a salvage vehicle) was not disclosed at the sale then you would likely be able to cancel the sale. In most states it does not matter what the type of brand is either. It could be a flood car, odometer problem, lemon law buyback, etc. You need to talk to a local Consumer Law attorney who deals with this kind of case (it's called auto sales fraud or consumer protection law in most states). Call your local attorney's Bar Association and ask for a referral to a Consumer Law attorney near you or you can go to this web site page for a Free Online 50 State National List of Consumer Law Lawyers (http://www.ohiolemonlaw.com/ocll-site/ocll-locate_local.shtml) and find one near you (lawyers don’t pay to get listed here and most of them are members of the only national association for Consumer Law lawyers, NACA.net). But act quickly because for every legal right you have, there is only a limited amount of time to actually file a lawsuit in court or your rights expire (it's called the statute of limitations), so don't waste your time getting to a Consumer Law attorney and finding out what your rights are. If this answer was helpful, please check the box below.