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Motorcycle Lemon Laws
Buying a vehicle, whether a car or a motorcycle, can be risky. Unscrupulous dealerships are known to sell defective vehicles while claiming they work appropriately. These vehicles, commonly known as “lemons,” defraud thousands of car buyers every year. Fortunately, many states, including Iowa, have laws to punish dealerships that sell lemons. Unfortunately, however, the Iowa lemon laws do not protect buyers of motorcycles.
Under Iowa’s lemon laws, purchasers of defective new automobiles—excluding motorcycles—can often seek compensation from the manufacturer out of court. For motorcycles and used cars, it is necessary to file a lawsuit. Since it can be difficult to demonstrate that a vehicle was sold to you in a defective state, keeping records of the vehicle’s problems and service dates is one of the best ways to make a case against the people who sold you a lemon.
For many legal purposes, motorcycles are classified separately from other vehicles. Numerous laws that apply to automobiles such as cars and trucks do not apply to motorcycles, and many others do not provide the same protections to motorcyclists that they provide to people who drive cars and trucks. For that reason, the help of a specialized Cedar Rapids motorcycle lawyer is invaluable for fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve as a motorcycle owner.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured because you were sold a defective motorcycle, you only have a short time to file a lawsuit. You must act now if you are going to seek compensation for your medical bills, losses, and suffering. To learn more, contact a Cedar Rapids motorcycle lawyer with Leehey Olson Law, P.C., today by calling 877-209-9452.