Auto Lemon Law Louisiana

Louisiana Auto Lemon Lawyer

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Buying a car is exciting. However, when that car turns into a lemon, it can quickly become a frustrating and expensive experience. Fortunately, Louisiana has strong consumer protection laws to safeguard buyers who purchase defective vehicles.

We at Auto Lemon Lawyer have seen firsthand how a lemon car can hurt a person’s life. That’s why we help Louisiana residents navigate the complex lemon law process and get the compensation they deserve.

Get your free consultation with a Louisiana Auto Lemon Lawyer now.

Why Choose Our Louisiana Auto Lemon Attorneys?

With a foundation built on 28 years of litigation experience in Louisiana consumer law, the legal team at Auto Lemon Lawyer ensures your case is in good hands.

Prompt communication, thorough case evaluation, and empowering you with knowledge about your rights are the pillars of our client-first approach.

Our relentless dedication has freed clients from their lemon vehicles and secured over $8 million in compensation directly from the pockets of big auto manufacturers.

Choosing Auto Lemon Law means opting for a firm that puts your story first. We understand the frustration of dealing with a lemon car and treat your case with the personal attention it deserves.

Our legal services are available to English and Spanish speakers who have purchased new or used cars. Our convenient office location at 5040 Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Lafayette, LA 70508, provides easy access for clients throughout the state.

Can’t make it in because of your lemon? No problem. Our experienced legal team can schedule your free case evaluation online or at (877) 902-1144.

AUTO LEMON LAWYER KEVIN R. DUCK

What Are Lemon Car Laws in Louisiana?

An Overview

Louisiana’s consumer protection laws define a lemon car as any new or used vehicle with specific or generic defects and malfunctions that impair its use, safety, or value.

Once a car is declared a lemon, the manufacturer is responsible for replacing or repurchasing it under Louisiana’s lemon law.

When manufacturers fail to meet their obligations, our legal team at Auto Lemon Lawyer is ready to hold them accountable.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify under Louisiana’s lemon laws, the following conditions must exist:

  • More than 90 days have passed since the vehicle was in service.
  • The vehicle must have been purchased in Louisiana.
  • The vehicle has not been purchased for resale.
  • The manufacturer has made at least four attempts to repair a defect.
  • The vehicle has a gross weight of under 10,000 pounds.

Furthermore, the vehicle must be registered and used for transporting people or goods for commercial or personal use.

Eligibility requirements extend to multiple vehicle types and brands, including:

  • Cars, trucks, and motorcycles
  • Motorized recreational vehicles such as RVs and campers
  • Off-road vehicles like ATVs and UTVs
  • Cars purchased for business purposes, including taxis, limousines, and company cars

Louisiana’s lemon law may cover personal watercraft, such as boats or jet skis, if you register and use them for personal or commercial transportation.

Our experienced legal team in Louisiana is here to help determine whether the Lemon Law protects your vehicle.

Punishments for Lemon Car Law Violations

Louisiana’s lemon laws protect consumers from faulty vehicles and hold manufacturers accountable for their actions.

Manufacturers who fail to meet their obligations under Louisiana’s lemon law may need to:

  • Replace or repurchase the vehicle
  • Refund the purchase price of the vehicle
  • Pay for necessary repairs or maintenance related to the defects
  • Pay the buyer’s attorney fees and court costs

In cases where a manufacturer willfully violates Louisiana’s lemon law, they may face additional penalties.

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How Much Is My Lemon Law Case Worth?

The worth of a lemon law case varies based on:

  • The cost of repairs and maintenance needed for the vehicle
  • The length of time the owner was without a working vehicle
  • The severity of the defects and how they impact the vehicle’s use, safety, or value

Auto Lemon Law must evaluate your case to give you a specific dollar amount.

However, the general compensation you could receive includes:

  • A refund or replacement of the vehicle. With the average new car costing over $48,000, you could see a full or partial refund of your purchase price, depending on the severity of defects.
  • Attorney fees and court costs. If your case is successful, the manufacturer may be responsible for covering your legal fees and any court-related costs. In Louisiana, filing a civil suit costs $405, not including thousands more in appeals and administrative fees, which average over $605 per filing.
  • Rental car expenses. If your vehicle cannot be driven due to defects, the manufacturer may be responsible for covering the cost of a rental car while yours is being repaired or replaced. In Louisiana, this can be as much as $20 per day, totalling hundreds or thousands until your case is settled.

Never write off a lemon car purchase and move on. Considering the money the automaker may owe you, explore your options with our legal team.

Our Practice Areas

Our practice areas focus exclusively on lemon vehicles.

We handle cases involving vehicles purchased in the past four years from the following automakers and more:

  • General Motors
  • GMC
  • Chevrolet
  • Cadillac
  • Chrysler
  • Dodge
  • Jeep
  • Ram

Our team is ready to hear your story and fight for your rights, whether it’s regarding Louisiana’s Lemon Law, Redhibition, the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, or the Unfair Trade Act.

Get your free consultation with our dedicated Louisiana lemon law lawyers now.

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Is Your Car A Lemon? Trust a Louisiana Auto Lemon Lawyer to Help

If you believe your vehicle may be a lemon, don’t hesitate to contact Kevin R. Duck and the legal professionals at Auto Lemon Lawyer immediately.

You only have one year from when the warranty ends or three years from the date of purchase, whichever is later.

Our law firm will provide comprehensive and compassionate legal support throughout the process, ensuring maximum compensation for your lemon.

Don’t let your lemon turn into a sour experience. Visit Louisiana Lemon Law online or call (877) 902-1144 for your free consultation.

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    Licensed Jurisdictions

    • United States Supreme Court
    • All State Courts in Louisiana
    • Louisiana Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

    Frequently Asked Questions

    In some limited instances, the manufacturer may repurchase the vehicle. In most cases, a cash award will be the remedy.  Typically [80%] recovery is anywhere 5% to 15% of the purchase price. The range depends on the number of repairs, nature of the repairs. mileage on the vehicle and days out of service. In some instances, the damages will exceed 15% due to the extent of the defect, circumstances and days out of service.

    The law provides that if the buyer proves a manufacturing defect with vehicle that the manufacturer is liable for the buyers’ attorney fees. Part of our investigation and evaluation process is to identify manufacturing defects. When we proceed, we are confident we can prove a manufacturing defect. Thus, we seek our attorney fees from the manufacturer. If a settlement can be reached, the fees will be part of the settlement agreement. If the case goes to trial, the fees will be part of a verdict or order. Either way, you are not required to pre-pay fees, pay a retainer or pay fees in the event we fail to make a recovery on your behalf.

    Louisiana laws that address motor vehicle warranties include: La.R.S. 51:1941, et seq. (“Louisiana Lemon Law”), La.C.C.Art. 2520, et seq. (Redhibition), 15 U.S.C. 2301, et seq. (“Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act”), Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code and La.R.S. 51:1401, et seq. (Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act).

    It shall be presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to the applicable express warranties if the vehicle is out of service by reason of repair for a cumulative total of forty-five or more calendar days or the same nonconformity has been subject to repair four or more times by the manufacturer, its agent, or its authorized dealer within the warranty term or during a period of one year following the date of the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, whichever is the earlier date.

    “Nonconformity” means any specific or generic defect or malfunction, or any defect or condition which substantially impairs the use, market value or both of a motor vehicle.”

    The seller warrants the buyer against redhibitory defects, or vices, in the thing sold. A defect is redhibitory when it renders the thing useless, or its use so inconvenient that it must be presumed that a buyer would not have bought the thing had he known of the defect. The existence of such a defect gives a buyer the right to obtain rescission of the sale. A defect is redhibitory also when, without rendering the thing totally useless, it diminishes its usefulness or its value so that it must be presumed that a buyer would still have bought it but for a lesser price. The existence of such a defect limits the right of a buyer to a reduction of the price. NOTE: There are no minimum number of repairs nor is their a minimum number of days out of service. Redhibition simply requires that the vehicle possess a defect at the time of sale that rendered it useless or so inconvenient a reasonable buyer would not have bought the vehicle. 

    The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act is a United States federal law (15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.) that governs warranties on consumer products. The law does not require any product to have a warranty (it may be sold “as is”), but if it does have a warranty, the warranty must comply with this law. The law was created to fix problems as a result of manufacturers using disclaimers on warranties in an unfair or misleading manner and provides consumers with remedies for violation of express and implied warranties.

    Any person who suffers any ascertainable loss of money or movable property, corporeal or incorporeal, as a result of the use or employment by another person of an unfair or deceptive method, act, or practice declared unlawful by R.S. 51:1405, may bring an action individually but not in a representative capacity to recover actual damages. If the court finds the unfair or deceptive method, act, or practice was knowingly used, after being put on notice by the attorney general, the court shall award three times the actual damages sustained. In the event that damages are awarded under this Section, the court shall award to the person bringing such action reasonable attorney fees and costs. Upon a finding by the court that an action under this Section was groundless and brought in bad faith or for purposes of harassment, the court may award to the defendant reasonable attorney fees and costs.

    Why You Should Auto Lemon Lawyer

    Auto Lemon Lawyer is your go-to expert when it comes to handling lemon law and other consumer law cases. With over 28 years of litigation experience in consumer law, Mr. Duck has successfully represented thousands of motor vehicle owners, securing millions of dollars in damages from automobile manufacturers due to the “lemons” his clients purchased.

    At Auto Lemon Lawyer, we prioritize listening to your story, handling your case personally, and returning your calls promptly. We are committed to keeping you informed about the law as it pertains to your case, empowering you to make informed decisions every step of the way.

    Our diligence sets us apart. We meticulously evaluate and research your case, providing you with honest assessments, including the “Good, Bad, and Ugly.” We represent you with integrity, fighting tirelessly on your behalf. We spare no effort, time, or resources in our pursuit of obtaining the best possible result in your lemon law case.

    With over $8,000,000 in cash settlements secured and more than 400 satisfied clients, Auto Lemon Lawyer has a proven track record of success in lemon law cases. When you choose us, you’re choosing dedicated advocacy and unwavering commitment to justice.

    We Listen

    • Listen to your story
    • Handle your case personally
    • Return your calls
    • Be committed to your case
    • Inform and advise you about the law as it relates to your case so you can make informed decisions

    We’re Diligent

    • Properly evaluate and research your case
    • Tell you the “Good, Bad, and Ugly” about your case
    • Represent you with integrity
    • Fight for you
    • Spend the time, money, and effort it takes to obtain the best result
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    What Our Clients Have to Say

    • Couldn’t ask for better representation. Settle our case quickly and kept us in the loop the entire time. Highly recommend this law firm to anyone. Thank you for everything you have done for us.

      Pam Giroir Avatar Pam Giroir
      July 11, 2022

      The experience from start to finish was both pleasant and professional. The gentleman who I communicated with kept me updated on every detail of my case and ALWAYS returned my calls when promised. My case was completed in a very timely and effective manner. I am recommending Duck Law Firm to All who are experiencing problems related to the Lemon Law. Thanks Mr. Duck and Associates!

      Ulysses Frank Avatar Ulysses Frank
      July 11, 2022

      Duck Law Firm represented me when my brand new vehicle left me stranded on muliple occasions with engine problems. I am extemely pleased with Duck Law Firm and how they handled my case. They were very responsive and answered all of my questions.

      Zack Horne Avatar Zack Horne
      June 20, 2023
    • The Duck Law Firm is Awesome, Kevin and his Team were Great with Instruction and they mean what they say . I'm Very Greatful.and Happy with the Settlement I received and it was done in a timely manner ,Thank You So Much for Everything ,I would Recommend this Firm over and over Again For all of your Lemon Law Needs !!!!

      Timothy Powell Avatar Timothy Powell
      July 11, 2022

      Duck Law Firm was very proactive, communicated very well, and very informative. Everything was done in a timely manner, I really appreciate you guys, thanks for your services...

      David Rodgers Avatar David Rodgers
      November 11, 2022

      Duck Law Firm helped me receive money back that I didn't know I was entitled to! When my car had to be kept at the dealership due to transmissions issues, Lemon Lawyer made sure I was taken care of financially.

      Ainsley Messina Avatar Ainsley Messina
      February 11, 2023
    • Such great people! So professional and courteous. They get problems solved! Mr. Kevin and Vicki are a delight to work with! Highly recommended!

      Brennan C Avatar Brennan C
      July 11, 2022

      It took me almost a full year to find an attorney that was willing to help us. Duck Law Firm set my expectations from the beginning and they delivered perfectly. I was never left out of the loop, they return calls/emails very promptly and the end result was exactly what they told me to expect.

      Brayden Firmin Avatar Brayden Firmin
      July 11, 2022

      I was plagued by a continuous electrical problem on my truck. Brought it to two different dealerships multiple times to no avail. In frustration I turned to Mr Duck's firm and was contacted by Jesse who stayed in contact with me and helped me navigate the lemon law process. I never had a need to explore it before. One time I had questions about some specifics and received a call from Kevin who talked to me for 45 minutes answering all of my questions and explained what to expect. My settlement was far more than I anticipated and even finally got my truck satisfactorily repaired! Highly recommend this firm if you get to the point of having nowhere else to turn.

      Gregg Meaux Avatar Gregg Meaux
      December 11, 2022

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