My mother just bought a car. Four days later the brakes failed and she got into a major car wreck. Is there legal basis to sue? ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Of course there is. She may not win, but she can sue.

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Not if it was a used car, she should have had a mechanic check it before she bought it, a new car is different and she should certainly go back to where she bought it and sue them.

  • Bort
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Yes. The lemon law.

    Look that up.

  • 1 year ago

    she can try and talk to a lawyer about it

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  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    If the car was new and the breaks actually failed then yes. If the car was used then they are typically sold as is. And it would have been your mothers responsibility to have had a mechanic check out the car before she bought it.

  • 1 year ago

    INSUFFICIENT information.

    Unless the brakes were actually defective at the time of sale AND the seller should have known they were defective, there is no legitimate grounds to sue.

    If the seller was a private party that doesn't regularly sell vehicles, even if they knew the brakes were bad, they are generally NOT required to inform the buyer, as long as they don't make any statements they know to be false.

    In short, AT BEST, the burden of proof is on your mother to prove that the brakes were defective when she bought the car AND that the seller should have known AND was legally required to disclose that fact.

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    she can try and sue

  • 1 year ago

    Need more info. What state are you in? Did she buy the car from a dealership or individual? Was there a contract? New or used?

  • 1 year ago

    Yes check google for car accidents

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Unlikely unless she can show that the seller was aware of the fault. 'Caveat Emptor' - 'Let the buyer beware'.

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