What is lemon law in Nevada?

Lemon law allows those who purchase a vehicle the right to file a claim for compensation when their vehicle has a defect and they’ve taken the car to service multiple times. Each state has different lemon laws in place that determine exactly what makes a vehicle or lemon, and when a consumer needs to file their claim by.

What is a lemon car in Nevada?

In Nevada, a car is considered a lemon if the car has a defect and the car is not drivable. This means if the car could not be used as intended, the vehicle purchaser has the right to file a lemon law claim. It is considered illegal for a car manufacturer to sell a non-drivable vehicle.

Does Nevada have a Lemon Law for used cars?

In Nevada, used cars could still qualify under lemon law as long as the vehicle had an express warranty. This means that even if the vehicle had a first owner, you still have the right to file a lemon law claim If the dealership gave you a warranty that the car was fit to drive.

Are attorney’s fees covered under Nevada lemon law?

Different states have different ways that a consumer could get compensated when they file a Lemon Law claim. For example, in California, the consumer has the right to recover attorneys fees if they win their lemon law claim. But, Nevada does not have this law. In Nevada, you do not have the right to recover attorneys fees, even if you win in court. 

What are some examples of defects in a lemon car?

  • Problems with the engine
  • Engine making noises
  • Problems with the vehicle’s brakes
  • Problems with the vehicle’s air conditioning system
  • Problems with the vehicle’s sound system
  • Problems with the vehicle’s navigation system
  • Poor acceleration
  • Electrical issues
  • Battery issues
  • Battery draining
  • Problems with the vehicle’s transmission
  • Problems with the vehicle’s steering wheel 

Because there are so many components in a vehicle, there are so many things that could go wrong. If your car has experienced any of the above problems or any other problems that you think led to a lemon car, give us a call today.

What will I receive when I file a lemon law claim in Nevada? 

Nevada’s lemon laws require that a vehicle manufacturer provide a replacement vehicle for any cars that have been considered a lemon. The car must be substantially similar to the first car that had a defect. 

What is a lemon law arbitration in Nevada? 

Arbitration is a requirement under Nevada lemon law in order for a consumer to recover a replacement vehicle. A consumer will not be able to get a replacement vehicle if they have not notified the other party of their willingness to go to arbitration. Arbitration is when a third party gets involved in the case and determines if the car manufacturer is at fault. This is somewhat of a settlement that both parties could agree to. You do not necessarily have to agree to what the arbitrator proposes. 

When should I file my lemon law claim in Nevada?

Each state has a different statute of limitations that determine exactly when you could file your lemon lawsuit. Keep in mind that it depends on where you purchased your vehicle from. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in both California and Nevada law.

In Nevada, a lemon law claim must be filed within 18 months after the vehicle was delivered,  or before the vehicle hits 18,000 miles of driving. The Court takes a look at which is sooner. Give our attorneys a call to determine exactly when you should file your Nevada lemon law claim.

How do you file a lemon law case in Nevada?

In order to file a case for your lemon car in Nevada, you must notify the car manufacturer and the dealer in writing that you have experienced defects with your vehicle. You must first file a complaint with the car manufacturer. This is because car manufacturers now have certain ways of settling claims prior to going to court. It could be very costly to go to court, which is why filing a claim directly with the manufacturer may be cheaper and faster. 

What type of damages could I recover for my lemon law claim in Nevada?

Under Nevada Revised Statute 597.688,  one who purchases a defective vehicle and successfully follows a lemon law claim against a car manufacturer has the right to get financial damages. Under this statute, you could recover:

  • Costs of filing the case in court 
  • Loss in value of the vehicle
  • Loss in use of the vehicle
  • Medical bills if you were injured in a car accident
  • Loss of income if you are involved in an accident
  • Punitive damages (in very rare cases)

Lemon Law Car Manufacturers In Nevada 

Under Nevada law, a car manufacturer must replace or refund the defective vehicle to the vehicle purchaser. there are different ways that a manufacturer must compensate the purchaser. Some examples of steps a Nevada car manufacturer must take include:

  • Reimbursing the dealer for the service
  • Reimbursing the vehicle owner for the service
  • Requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to document the vehicle as a “lemon”
  • Notifying any future buyers that the vehicle is a lemon

What is a product defect?

Lemon law also falls under a legal theory called product liability. Product liability asserts that a product has a defect and it is unsafe to use. Product liability not only goes for cars, but other items as well such as household appliances, child’s toys, canned foods, etc. Products liability is a very specific niche that requires a highly qualified attorney. Make sure that the attorney you hire for your Nevada lemon law claim has relevant experience dealing with cases like yours in the past. 

What will our Nevada lemon law attorneys do?

  1. Our highly qualified attorneys will take a look at the case that you have to determine if we could build a strong claim in your favor. Some factors that we take into consideration include the vehicle make, age, defects, warranty information, and the number of times that you took the vehicle to get serviced. 
  2.  Our top-rated attorneys will negotiate and communicate with the Vehicle Manufacturer to make sure that your claim is well represented and you get the compensation you deserve. An example of compensation includes a replacement or a refund for the price that you paid.
  3. In the event that we are not able to settle with the automobile manufacturer, we will file a lawsuit in court.
  4. We are always available 24/7 for our clients to answer any questions or concerns that our clients may have regarding their cases. Lemon law cases may have our clients thinking of various different questions, and we are available 24/7 to answer any questions.

Contact Our Nevada Lemon Law Attorneys Today

Our Nevada lemon lawyers will help you with your lemon law claim by representing you in court. We will build a strong case for you to make sure that you receive all the damages that you deserve.

Give our experienced Nevada attorneys a call today to set up a free no risk consultation. During this consultation we recommend that you bring in all the necessary documents associated with your claim, including any purchase and service receipts of the car.

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