If you live in America in this day and age, you are likely familiar with lemon purchases. They happen more than we’d like them to. In order to protect consumers from being stuck behind the wheel of an inefficient car, most states are equipped with experienced Lemon Law attorneys.
Does Wyoming Have a Lemon Law?
The frequency of lemon purchases makes the need to Lemon Law attorneys sky-rocket. For this reason, most states have a Lemon Law. If you are interested in learning more about Wyoming’s Lemon Law in particular, you will likely be able to find the information you need online.
What is Lemon Law in Wyoming?
Wyoming Statutes, 40-17-101
Express warranties; duty to make warranty repairs.
(a) As used in this section:
(i) “Consumer” means any person:
(A) Who purchases a motor vehicle, other than for purposes [purpose] of resale, to which an express warranty applies; or
(B) To whom a motor vehicle is transferred during the term of an express warranty applicable to the motor vehicle; or
(C) Entitled by the terms of an express warranty applicable to a motor vehicle to enforce it.
(ii) “Motor vehicle” means every vehicle under ten thousand (10,000) pounds unladen weight, sold or registered in the state, which is self-propelled except vehicles moved solely by human power;
(iii) “Reasonable allowance for consumer’s use” means an amount directly attributable to use of the motor vehicle prior to the first report of the nonconformity to the manufacturer, agent or dealer and during any subsequent period when the motor vehicle is not out of service due to repair;
(iv) “Manufacturers’ express warranty or warranty” means the written warranty, so labeled, of the manufacturer of a new motor vehicle, including any terms or conditions precedent to the enforcement of obligations under warranty.
(b) If a new motor vehicle does not conform to all applicable express warranties and the consumer reports the nonconformity to the manufacturer, its agent or its authorized dealer within one (1) year following the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, the manufacturer, its agent or authorized dealer shall make repairs necessary to conform the vehicle to the express warranties. The necessary repairs shall be made even if the one (1) year period has expired.
(c) If the manufacturer, its agents or authorized dealers are unable to conform the motor vehicle to any applicable express warranty by repairing or correcting any defect or condition which substantially impairs the use and fair market value of the motor vehicle to the consumer after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer shall:
(i) Replace the motor vehicle with a new or comparable motor vehicle of the same type and similarly equipped; or
(ii) Accept return of the motor vehicle and refund to the consumer and any lien holder as their interest may appear the full purchase price including all collateral charges less a reasonable allowance for consumer’s use.
(d) It is presumed that a reasonable number of attempts have been undertaken to conform a motor vehicle to express warranty if within one (1) year following the original delivery of the motor vehicle to the consumer, whichever is later:
(i) The same nonconformity has been subject to repair more than three (3) times by the manufacturer, its agents or its authorized dealers and the same nonconformity continues to exist; or
(ii) The vehicle is out of service due to repair for a cumulative total of thirty (30) business days.
(e) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the rights or remedies of a consumer under any other statute.
(f) Subsection (c) of this section does not apply to any consumer who has failed to exhaust his remedies under a manufacturer’s informal dispute settlement procedure if a procedure exists and is in compliance with applicable federal statute and regulation.
(g) It is an affirmative defense to any claim under this section that:
(i) An alleged nonconformity does not substantially impair the use and fair market value of the motor vehicle; or
(ii) A nonconformity is the result of abuse, neglect or unauthorized modification or alteration of a motor vehicle by a consumer.
(h) In no event shall the presumption herein provided in subsection (d) of this section apply against a manufacturer unless the manufacturer has received prior direct written notification from or on behalf of the consumer and has had a reasonable opportunity to cure the alleged defect.
(j) Any consumer injured by a violation of this section may bring a civil action to enforce this section and may recover reasonable attorney’s fees from the manufacturer who issued the express warranty.
When does a vehicle qualify as a Lemon in Wyoming?
The best way to learn about anything these days is through online research. Because each state is so different, make sure you are reading about Wyoming’s Lemon Law specifically. This should help you to understand whether your vehicle will qualify, but if you are still unsure, reach out to one of our attorneys for help.
Feel free to utilize the contact form on our website to get a hold of us. Once submitted, you can expect to hear from us shortly. If you prefer to reach us over the phone, give us a call at (888)353-0456. Remember that we have powerful, game changing experience when it comes to winning your Lemon Law case. We consult with you from the perspective of knowing exactly what that auto manufacturing companies will be looking for. This helps us to advocate in ways for you that no other legal team can when it comes to Lemon Law cases.
Is a used car covered under Wyoming Lemon Law?
Wyoming Lemon Law usually only applies to new cars because of their high expectations, but there are exceptions to that rule. If you have recently purchased a used vehicle that came with an active warrantee, you may be able to take legal action. Because qualifications are always evolving, it is a good idea to stay up to date regarding Wyoming’s Lemon Law.
When do I need a Wyoming based Lemon Law Attorney?
If you suspect that you may have purchased a lemon, it is a good idea to do some of your own research to know for sure. If you are having trouble figuring it out on your own, reach out to one of our professionals to help you make the determination. Of course, if you have determined that you do have a lemon, hiring an attorney is absolutely the next best step.
How do Lemon Law Attorneys in Wyoming protect my rights?
There are several options to consider when deciding how to approach a Lemon Law case. Without the help of an experienced attorney, you may not know which approach is best. This is one of the reasons it is best to have an expert on your side.
Our attorneys will not only protect your rights; they will teach you about your rights, so you will be knowledgeable as well. It takes legal knowledge to be able to move forward with legal action, so make sure you have a professional on your side.
How long do Lemon Law cases in Wyoming typically take to get resolved?
Because each one is incredibly unique, Lemon Law cases can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months to complete. When you sit down to meet with one of our expert attorneys, we will get to know the details of your particular situation and will therefore be able to give you a general idea of the time frame.
Although the unpredictable nature of Lemon Law cases can be a bit frightening, you can rest assured knowing that our attorneys are committed to working hard for you and keeping you in the loop every step of the way.
How much will a Wyoming Lemon Attorney cost to hire?
Our clients will not be held responsible for the fees accrued throughout our Lemon Law cases. Whether or not you walk away from your case successful, the car manufacturer will hold the financial responsibility.
What are some of the areas that that Lemon Law Lawyers in Wyoming cover?
If you are ready to move forward with your Lemon Law case, make sure to contact us. We are available in these major Wyoming cities:
- Rock Springs
- Green River
- Bar Nunn
- Star Valley Ranch
- Mountain View
Make sure to hire a professional in order to get the best outcome for all the trouble you went through. There is no reason to go through it alone.