Time and time again, used car dealers across the state of Georgia do detrimental things to consumers.
Can a dealership sell a car without a title?
I had a client come in who had just bought a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick up truck. My client began to make payments on this vehicle, and when it was time to get the title he learned that the dealership he bought it from did not even have the title in their possession. In fact, the truck’s title was still in the hands of a previous dealer, rather than the dealership where my client purchased his truck.
After a free consultation, my client and I decided our best option was to sue the dealership that still had the title in their possession for the title and attorney’s fees. There was no possible way for my client to know that the dealership he bought his truck from did not actually have the title.
We used the Bona Fide Purchaser for value law to assist this consumer. This law essentially states that one who places a car in the possession of a business that sells cars takes the risk that the car will be sold. The consumer does not have any reason to know that the seller does not have the right to sell the car (ie doesn’t have title). He sees a lot full of cars for sale. So the law says that the consumer purchaser is protected and make the claim against the dealer who actually holds title.
This is just one example of many examples where I have helped automotive consumers get the justice they deserve. If you believe that you have been a victim of automotive fraud by a dealer, please contact my office for a free consultation at 770-832-0300, or fill out our online form here on our website.