Can I sue for a used car sold to me with frame damage and I was not told?

Asked on March 22, 2012 under General Practice, Pennsylvania

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, the seller of an item is required to disclose all material facts about the items known that would materially affect the desirability or price paid by a willing buyer. In your situation, if you can prove that the seller of the car knew that the frame was damaged before the sale to you, you have the factual and legal basis to bring an action for damages (value of the car in its condition versus the price that you paid for it) if this material fact was not disclosed before the sale.


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