• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: March 2015


Question: I was wondering if I could sue a dealer for lying to me about my car, saying that it wasn’t in any accidents and or wrecks, it has been about a year and I’ve just noticed that my front end has been replaced due to lots of welds from replacing the radiator support, bondo in the engine bay ect.

The dealer told me he repainted the car only to freshen up the paint; the Car Fax showed a clear and accident free report, as the owner of the dealer saying the same thing… Its not a chain dealer; one of them ” Toms motors ” kinda dealers…

Answer: Depending on where you live and the laws of such state, you probably have a claim. By way of example, in Texas you would have several different claims including a claim under what is known as the Deceptive Trade and Practices Act (“DTPA”), which allows you to get attorney’s fees and additional damages for such behavior.

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Hank Stout co-founded Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm, to protect and pursue the rights of people who were harmed by the carelessness of others. Mr. Stout is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and has been actively trying cases for over fifteen years. In recognition of his accomplishments and results, he has been selected by Thompson Reuters as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas) and has been selected as Lead Counsel. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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