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HOW USED-CAR DEALERS RIP-OFF CONSUMERS: #1 (Everett – Seattle – Tacoma)

This is the first of several posts intended to educate consumers about all of the ways used-car dealers may violate the Consumer Protection Act in the sale of used vehicles.

For example, dealers sometimes knowingly sell cars with SERIOUS MECHANICAL PROBLEMS which make them unsafe to operate.

Unless you specifically waive your legal rights under Washington law, it is unlawful for a dealer to sell a vehicle with a mechanical defect that makes the car dangerous to operate on roadways. Vehicles sold with bad engines, defective transmissions, bald tires, bad brakes, and broken windshields, are examples of “unsafe” vehicles under Washington law. SEE, for example, RCW 46.37, et seq. and 46.70, et seq. This law applies even if the dealer tells you that a vehicle was sold to you “AS IS.”

If this has happened to you, send me an email and tell me about your situation. I will evaluate your case at no charge and provide you with my analysis of whether you have a valid claim. For the last 30 years, I have practiced law and successfully represented clients in the trial courts of the Pacific Northwest, the Washington Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. I am particularly passionate about Consumer Protection Act (CPA) cases and I really like what I do. The law in this area provides particularly generous remedies to consumers harmed by CPA violations—including treble damages and your attorney’s fees. Usually I can represent clients on a contingent-fee basis—meaning you do not have to pay for my time unless and until I recover your damages. So go ahead—send me that email. I can usually respond the same day and it’s FREE!

Law Offices of Eugene N. Bolin, Jr.
A Professional Services Corporation
Waterfront Park Building, Suite 308
144 Railroad Avenue
Edmonds, WA 98020
Edmonds: 425-582-8165
Seattle: 206-527-2700
Toll free: 1-888-527-2710
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  • Location: Everett – Seattle – Tacoma
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