In California, it is usually best to hire an auto fraud lawyer to help when you experience dealing with dishonest and deceptive auto dealers. Car dealerships may try to hide the true information about their cars in order to make more profit from the sale. As a buyer, California offers strong protection against deceptive dealers making it possible for auto fraud attorneys to immediately sue the car dealership to cancel a contract and get a buyer their money back.
Under California consumer law, car buyers are protected against auto fraud. All California dealers are required, by law, to give accurate information about the condition of a vehicle at the time of the sale. In the event dealers violate this law, dealers are required to compensate the buyer for the loss incurred from the transaction. Usually, a car buyer who is ripped off will get their money back and get out of the contract.
It is best to consult with an auto fraud attorney if your car dealership ripped you off by:
- Selling you a car with prior accidents or frame damage;
- Charging you more than the advertised price;
- Breaking up down payments to pay later.
It is a violation of California consumer law for a dealer to hide information related to the vehicle you are purchasing. A dealer must tell a buyer that the car has been involved in an accident or has frame damage at the time of the purchase. Another violation of California consumer law is to sell the car for more than the advertised price. Dealers are also not allowed to deceive you in any way. If they do, you can sue a car dealership for lying.
Finally, car dealers commit an illegal act when they break up down payments into partial payments not shown on the contract; also call deferred down payments. Car dealerships use deferred down payments to get a buyer approved for a larger loan amount, causing them to pay thousands of dollars more for the loan.
Any car buyer who wants to sue the car dealer needs to have a copy of the contract and any ads from the time of the purchase. It is always a good idea to have a mechanic do a thorough inspection of the car at the time of the purchase, or soon after. Ask a mechanic about the condition of the car when you take it for the first service and have the mechanic look for any sign of prior accidents such as different color paint.
If you have been in an accident due to a defective car, the car lawyer at Consumer Action Law Group will file an additional lawsuit seeking compensation for the damages and injuries that you have sustained as a result of the accident.
If you believe that you are a victim of auto fraud, call Consumer Action Law Group at (818) 254-8413 to have your case evaluated by an auto attorney. Experienced auto fraud lawyers at Consumer Action Law Group provide free consultations and accept auto fraud cases on a contingency fee basis, which means very little is required from you to file the case. Don’t let your auto dealer rip you off! Call today at (818) 254-8413 and talk to a lawyer for free.