Under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), there are three types of warranties:
- Express warranty: An express warranty can be created in a number of different ways, including verbal or written confirmation of product features or details about the product by the seller, verbal or written explanation of the product, and showing a sample or photograph of the product.
- Implied warranty of merchantability: The implied warranty of merchantability confirms that the product is in good working order and meets the basic safety and performance specifications established by the manufacturer.
- Implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose: If the seller is aware that you intend to use the product for a particular purpose and completes the sale, the salesperson has implied that the product will work for that purpose.
When products fail to perform as described under these warranties, consumers have the right to expect that the situation will be corrected. Every consumer has rights under federal law. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act provides legal remedies when products do not perform as promised. These are often very difficult cases, and you would do well to seek the advice of an experienced consumer rights lawyer.
Virginia Breach of Implied Warranty Attorneys
At the law firm of Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy, our Fairfax breach of warranty attorneys provide comprehensive representation to clients across Northern Virginia in a wide variety of these cases. Our extensive experience with these matters and our complete understanding of state and federal laws puts us in an extremely strong position to help you reach a favorable outcome.
Ready to Help With Any Type of Warranty Dispute
Our attorneys have successfully represented clients in some of the most complex breach of warranty claims. No matter what type of situation you may be facing, we encourage you to contact our office for a thorough case review.
Hybrid Vehicle HOV Lane Exemptions
Auto dealers continue to sell hybrid vehicles using the HOV lane exemption as one of the major benefits. On I-95 and I-395, this benefit only applies to vehicles with clean fuel plates issued before July 1, 2006. The I-95 and I-395 exemptions are currently scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012. On I-66, clean fuel plates must have been issued before July 1, 2011. The I-66 exemption is also scheduled to expire on June 30, 2012. The exemptions for I-64 and I-264 in Hampton Roads expired on June 30, 2011.
If you purchased a vehicle based on the salesperson's assertion that you were or would continue to be entitled to these exemptions, we can help you seek reparations if you relied on that benefit or were ticketed for a violation.
Extended Service Contracts
When you buy an extended service contract, you expect that it will provide additional protection above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty. When the provider of the service contract fails to uphold its end of the agreement, consumers can take legal action to resolve the matter. You have rights under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act and Extended Service Contract Act that protect you against any breach of the contract terms or violation of Virginia law.
Consumers are able to seek attorney's fees and court costs as part of these claims, regardless of how much money is involved. Even if the amount of money is relatively small, it will cost you nothing to pursue the matter if you win.
Speak With One of Our Attorneys Today
The attorneys at Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy are committed to seeing that justice is served, and we are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you get it. Contact our office today to schedule an initial consultation. You can reach us by phone at 703-648-8279 or simply contact us online.