If you recently found out that you bought a vehicle with undisclosed car frame damage, you should take legal action against your car dealer immediately. By filing a lawsuit, you can get your money back and cancel the contract.
Has this happened to you?
- Did you buy a car and find out later that it was in an accident?
- Did the dealer hide the truth about your car or tell you that the car was in good condition?
- Were you given a copy of a carfax when you bought your car?
Car frame damage results from the vehicle being in an accident and can make a car very unsafe to drive, and cause many other problems down the line. Not only can a bent or cracked, damaged frame make the automobile more dangerous in an accident, but it often costs the owner of the vehicle thousands in repairs. Once a car has frame damage, it is almost always given a salvage title status, which is something that the dealership legally must disclose to buyers – but often don’t.
Call us if you want to:
- Cancel your contract with your dealer because they lied to you.
- Return your vehicle and cancel your contract because the payments are too high.
- Get your money back because the dealer ripped you off.
Car salesmen often illegally sell used cars with frame damage to buyers who are unaware of the defect. Many times the new owner is kept in the dark about the blemish on the car’s title until they start having other issues, such as transmission or motor issues. They then take the car to their trusted mechanic or body shop, who does an inspection on the vehicle and determine that it has previously been in an accident, which resulted in frame damage.
There are good reasons why the dealership doesn’t tell customers about frame damage – most importantly because it decreases the value of the car dramatically. If repairs aren’t needed, others find out about the prior accident and subsequent damage once they try to resell the vehicle, and realize that it isn’t worth nearly as much as it should be.
Can You Sue the Dealership?
Our goal is to put our clients back in the place they were the day before they bought the car. You have the right to purchase a car that is safe, and where any defects are disclosed to you prior to signing the sales contract. It is not illegal for dealerships to sell cars with frame damage or prior accidents, but they MUST disclose this information, in writing to the buyer. If this information was not provided, then you can sue the dealership for the frame damage to the used car.
Our auto fraud attorneys are here to help consumers who have been scammed by a dealership into buying a car that is misrepresented. In most of these cases, we are able to settle with the dealer out of court to get our client the satisfaction they deserve. When you sue the dealership for misrepresenting a car through our law firm, there is very low upfront cost to file the case on contingency.
Speak with an Auto Attorney for free
As with many areas of law, auto fraud is time sensitive and document heavy. This means that taking action sooner than later often provides the best results, and having all of your original paperwork can strengthen your case against the dealership. Don’t be another victim of auto fraud in California, call our office today for a free legal consultation before it’s too late!