A Maryland city of approximately 48,000, Bel Air South is located in Harford County and offers a small-town ambiance with desired amenities. Residents and visitors can enjoy a hike on the Ma and Park Heritage trail, browsing at a local farmers’ market, or dining at one of many fine restaurants.
There is no shortage of new and used car dealerships serving Bel Air South and the surrounding areas, selling Toyota, Fords, Chevrolets, and expensive imports. Regardless of the types of vehicles they sell, some dishonest dealerships put making money over customer service. They sell warranties that customers may not need or want and resort to lying just to close the deal. As a result, buyers become victims of auto fraud and find themselves owing more for a car than they intended to pay.
Individuals who have purchased cars from dealers serving Bel Air South, Aberdeen, Edgewood, Fallston, and nearby areas may wonder, “Is there a lawyer that I can work with to sue a car dealership near me?” The answer to that question is, “Yes.” Car buyers who have been taken advantage of due to lying, forgery, odometer fraud, running credit checks without permission, and other types of auto fraud can find help by contacting Whitney, LLP. If you have been the victim of unethical sales behavior, a Whitney LLP attorney will fight to get you compensated for your losses.
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Lawyer to Sue a Bel Air South, MD, Car Dealership Near Me
Car dealerships often misrepresent information to make the most on a deal. For example, you might have your heart set on a specific vehicle based on what the dealership advertised. When you go to purchase the car, you find that the dealer has no more of that vehicle but will offer you a more expensive model. Later you may learn that the dealer never had the car you wanted but used a bait and switch advertising tactic to draw you into the showroom. Or, the advertised price online was much lower than the price was when you arrived at the store. These misrepresentations are illegal and could have caused you to buy a car that was way over your budget. A Whitney, LLP attorney can help you sue a car dealership for misrepresentation.
It is not unusual for dealerships to forge customer signatures to make an illegal profit. A customer may find that a dealer has forged initials or signatures on sales and finance documents. In some cases, the dealership may change the terms of the loan after a buyer leaves the dealership, and increase or decrease the monthly payments, change the interest rate, or change the amount financed. The reason the dealership forged initials or signatures on the finance contract or buyer’s order does not matter, because it is illegal, and Whitney, LLP can help you sue a car dealership for forgeries it committed.
Common schemes including keeping and stealing the down payment when financing is not approved. It happens often that a dealership will allow a customer to drive a new or used car off the lot, but financing has not been approved. This is called a Spot Delivery. If financing is not approved, the dealer should return the down payment and any other fees the customer paid. However, dealerships often make up excuses to keep the down payment, which is illegal. If this happens, the customer has legal rights, and Whitney, LLP can help get the down payment money from the dealership and recover related expenses.
When a dealership runs a customer’s credit without permission or approval, and without telling the customer, car buyers have legal rights and can sue the car seller and recover compensation.
When a dealership changes the mileage on a car and lowers it to sell the car for more money, that is odometer fraud. Car buyers usually find out about changed mileage when the car starts to have serious problems after it is purchased, and it is taken to a service station or dealership where the real mileage is disclosed to the customers. Only the most dishonest dealerships change and decrease mileage on their used cars to commit odometer fraud. Whitney, LLP’s odometer fraud lawyers can help when dealerships change the mileage on used cars and cheat consumers.
A Bel Air South, MD, Consumer Lawyer for Auto Fraud
Car dealerships sometimes use forgery to add options that lead to overcharging. Maybe you left the dealership, thinking you would have a monthly payment that you could afford. However, when you received your payment booklet or statement from the lender, you found the monthly payment to be much higher. After contacting the dealer, you learned that your purchase included add-ons or warranties that you did not request. Adding options and then forging your signature are fraudulent practices dealers will use to increase their profits. Customers may not discover these extra charges until they have made payments for several months. You don’t have to accept any of these fraudulent acts. At Whitney, LLP, we have successfully sued dealerships for fraud, forgery and other schemes.
Are you wondering, “Where can I find a lawyer to sue a car dealership near me for fraud?” We can help. Request a legal consultation by calling Whitney, LLP at (410) 583-4000 or by contacting online today.
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