Buying a new or new-to-you car can be an exciting prospect. You may look forward to buying a vehicle that you expect to be more reliable and worth the money you invest in it. It may never occur to you that the dealer or seller of the vehicle could have malicious intentions when taking your money.
When you suspect, however, that you have bought what could be categorized as a lemon, you may wonder if you can get your money back for it. The ability for you to get a refund will depend on whether or not you bought a new or used car as well as in what state you live. It also will depend on whether or not you have an Illinois lemon law lawyer representing you during the process.
The dealer or seller of the vehicle will more than likely feign ignorance about selling you a lemon. This individual could claim that the car was in good condition when you bought it and that you must have done something to it to cause it to stop running. Essentially, it will be your word against the word of the seller or dealer if and until evidence can be gathered proving otherwise.
Gathering that evidence can be a challenge especially if you do not know where to look. An attorney who specializes in lemon laws can help you prove you were not at fault for the vehicle breaking down shortly after you bought it. Your lawyer can also make sure you take legal action within the time frame allotted to you by the current Illinois lemon law.
Getting your money back on a lemon requires to commit the time and effort to the process. With skilled legal counsel, you could recoup most or all of the money you paid on a vehicle that was not worth your investment.