Were you tricked or lied to by a dishonest car dealership? Did an unscrupulous used car lot sell you an accident-damaged vehicle without disclosing the vehicle’s history? If so, you should know that the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. accepts car dealer fraud cases throughout California. We represent consumers on a contingency fee basis and typically we force the car dealer defendant – and not you – to pay all of our attorney’s fees and costs. That means that you can usually start a car dealer fraud case with no money down, and not have to worry about paying any legal fees or costs whatsoever.
California auto fraud attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. also offer FREE consultations. That means you can talk to an expert auto fraud attorney about how the car dealer tricked and scammed you, and find out whether or not you are entitled to a legal remedy. If you have been the victim of car dealer fraud, call (858) 674-4100 today for your FREE consultation with an expert California auto fraud attorney.
Car dealer fraud consultations are covered by the attorney-client privilege in California, which means that they are completely confidential.
More Than Just a California Lemon Law Attorney
When Californians are stuck with a lemon vehicle, they sometimes think that they need to look to the California lemon law for justice and relief. But in reality, the California lemon law is just one of many consumer protection statutes that expert car dealer fraud attorneys use to get you your money back. In California, there are statutes that apply specifically to vehicle leases, automobile financing, installment sales, and which govern all aspects of the automotive retail industry. If you have been cheated or lied to by a California car dealer, you need to speak to an expert car dealer fraud attorney with specialized knowledge of how these various laws interact and can be used to protect California car buyers.
At the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq., when a vehicle owner calls with a California lemon law or auto fraud complaint, we know that what you typically want is to give back the lemon car or truck and get your money back. So that’s what we focus on. We will ask you about all aspects of your vehicle transaction and its repair history. We don’t limit our legal analysis to a single statute like California’s lemon law – instead, we thoroughly scour the facts of your situation looking for any legal violations we can find that will result in you getting a full refund and compensation for your legal costs.
Common Types of Car Dealer Fraud
Although the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. accepts all types of car dealer and auto fraud cases, the most common legal violations that we encounter that can be used to get you a full refund are listed below. Click on the link to learn more about that type of car dealer fraud lawsuit.
- Car dealers selling accident-damaged vehicles without disclosing the accident histories
- Selling prior rental cars without disclosing their rental histories
- Falsifying car buyer down payment amounts in order to get consumers financed for vehicle loans they otherwise would qualify for
- Engaging in “Yo-Yo” sales tactics and/backdating vehicle purchase contracts to a date earlier than the transaction was actually finalized
- Failing to disclose and itemize “negative equity” in vehicle purchase contracts
- Breaching the “Implied Warranty of Merchantability” by selling used vehicles that become inoperable within 30 days
- Rolling back odometers
- Selling cars or trucks for more than their advertised price
If you have been a victim of any of the above-listed forms of auto fraud, then you should immediately call a California car dealer fraud attorney to discuss your legal rights. Call (858) 674-4100 today to one of California’s most knowledgeable, most experienced, and most trusted car dealer fraud attorneys.
How Can An Auto Fraud Attorney Prove That The Dealer Broke the Law?
After being burned by a new or used car dealer, many consumers just give up and assume that they will never be able to prove that the dealer violated the law. But you may be surprised at what a lawyer who specializes in auto fraud case can do. Michael R. Vachon, Esq. specializes in California lemon law and car dealer fraud cases. He has personally talked to and counseled thousands of California consumers who have been victims of auto fraud. He has successfully sued hundreds of California car dealerships for dishonest and illegal business practices. In his legal career, he has deposed (i.e., questioned them under oath) countless car dealership salespeople, finance managers, general managers, and owners. He has even deposed the lenders with whom car dealers do business and the auctions from which used car dealers purchase used cars.
Yes – You CAN Afford to Hire an Expert Car Dealer Fraud Attorney
Think that you can’t afford to hire an auto fraud attorney? Think again. Several of California’s consumer protection statutes, including the California lemon law, the Automobile Sales Finance Act, the Vehicle Leasing Act, and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act all permit the prevailing party to recover his or her attorney’s fees and costs from the losing party. That means that if you sue a California car dealer for committing fraud or otherwise breaking California’s laws and you win the dealer – and not you – will have to pay your attorney’s fees and costs. And since there are several California auto fraud attorneys willing to take meritorious cases on a contingency fee basis for “no money down” (including the San Diego lemon law attorney author of this Web site) you can often start a lawsuit to vindicate your legal rights for no money down, and then have the dealership pay your fees when the case is over.
That being said, you must also keep in mind that some (but not all) of the consumer protection statutes utilized by California auto fraud lawyers would also require a consumer to pay the dealerships attorney’s fees and costs if the dealership wins the lawsuit. So prior to commencing any case you should always be completely forthright with you auto fraud attorney, get an opinion regarding the strengths and potential weaknesses of your case, and determine whether the risks are negligible or serious.
The best way to find out about the strengths and weaknesses of your potential auto fraud lawsuit is to contact an expert car dealership fraud lawyer. Michael R. Vachon, Esq. is an expert San Diego car dealer fraud lawyer, and he offers FREE consultations to California vehicle owners. Call today to learn about your legal rights.
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