Consumer Rights

Most of my consumer rights cases start with a phone call saying, “I just bought a car.” Sometime you can get out of a car deal and sometimes you can’t. Contrary to popular belief, there is no right to return a car to the dealer within 3 days after the sale. There is such a law governing door-to-door sales, but that law does not apply to car sales. However, a car dealer may not make misrepresentations (he can’t lie) in order to get you to buy. In addition, dealers must reveal to buyers “material defects” that they know of or should know about. So, if a car dealer lied to you or the car has a material defect the dealer knew or should have known about, you may have a claim for money damages or to have the sale “rescinded” (dealer takes car back and returns your money to you).