PHILADELPHIA, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimmel & Silverman, the oldest and largest lemon law and automotive consumer advocacy firm in the Northeast, has created a new resource and widget to assist consumers who have unwittingly bought a defective car. This interactive tool at http://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-laws can quickly indicate to consumers if they are entitled to potential remedy under State or Federal Laws.
Each state has laws to protect owners of cars that fail to comply with warranty guarantees but many consumers are unaware of their scope and operation. Federal laws also offer protection to consumers. Potential remedies could include a new vehicle, a complete repurchase or monetary compensation and continued ownership of the vehicle. In addition, most State Lemon Laws contain a fee-shifting provision which provides completely free legal representation to consumers, thus putting them on equal footing with billion-dollar automobile manufacturers. If the consumer prevails in their Lemon Law claim, the manufacturer must pay all attorney fees and legal costs on top of what the consumer wins. If the consumer does not prevail, there should be no cost.
Through answering the questions asked at http://www.lemonlaw.com/lemon-laws, consumers will be able to determine if they have a case and under which Law. Straightforward and easy to use, the website is an important consumer resource tool. Bloggers can also add the widget to their site and assist readers who may be facing difficulties with their car.
"Over the past ten years, I have spoken to tens of thousands of consumers who had no idea they were entitled to remedy under consumer statutes," comments Michael Sacks, Automotive Consumer Advocate & Director of Communications for Kimmel & Silverman. "Not only is the claim easy to implement, but the result could be quite significant. Without knowledge of the law, consumers often find themselves stranded or going down an incorrect avenue where they essentially void their rights."
"We hope car bloggers, consumer bloggers, message board moderators, and social media users will all take advantage of this widget and add it to their sites to further educate owners of lemon cars about the Laws," adds Sacks. "Defective cars need to be off our roads and consumers need to know they have the right to fight."
The Lemon Law coverage goes beyond engine and transmission problems to include other issues with cars, including water leaks, electrical problems, alignment issues, sunroof troubles, power lock failure, among others. Simply put, if a consumer is under manufacturer's warranty and finds themselves at the repair shop with repeated issues, there is a strong chance for significant remedy.
Lemon Law (http://www.lemonlaw.com) is the online portal for automotive consumer advocacy firm Kimmel & Silverman, offering 100% cost-free lemon law help and information to distressed drivers throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Michigan, Wyoming and Tennessee. In addition, the firm can provide lemon law and consumer resources in any State in the country. Over two decades, Kimmel & Silverman, has successfully resolved more than 65,000 lemon law and breach of warranty claims, recovering more than $180 million for consumers. Their efforts have been honored by the American Bar Association. Consumers with lemon law questions can reach out on a toll-free hotline, 1-800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652).
Director of Communications for Kimmel & Silverman
1-800-LEMON LAW (800-536-6652) ext. 131
30 East Butler Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
SOURCE Kimmel & Silverman, P.C.