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Be Wary About Warranties-There are Caveats in the Clauses

stockfresh_8439488_keyboard-with-blue-keypad-consumer-protection-3d-illustration_sizeS-300x200Buying a warranty looks like a smart consumer decision. It means that if a problem arises, repair is covered by the retailer who sold the product. It is no secret that many retailers will strongly promote the purchase of one, but it does not mean the consumer is safe and secure. There can be issues in the warranty that will lead to a lot of frustration.

Areas of Concern

A standard warranty is going to have certain provisions that must be followed in order to get this contract honored. The warranty may specify that only certain repair shops will accept the warranty. There also might be a definite amount of time and after that the warranty is no longer in effect. Still other warranties insist that only certain parts are permissible, and the warranty owner may have to pay for the purchase of such parts.

A service contract is not a warranty. In fact, a service contract may not be necessary at all because products rarely break down in the time the service contract covers. An individual is paying for something that will probably not be used. Unfortunately, there are situations where a retailer will refuse to honor the warranty. That leads to a whole new set of problems and considerable anger and frustration. Good group legal plans will offer warranty assistance as a benefit option. Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services provides help with warranties as a pre-paid legal services benefit.

What Is Important to Know about Warranties

Federal law allows the consumer to read the warranty BEFORE it is purchased. A Countrywide plan member may consult with a Countrywide attorney and find out precisely what the warranty covers. The Uniform Commercial Code has automatically applied warranty of merchantability that assures a product does not have substantial defects and is able to function for a reasonable time period. Many people don’t know what laws cover warranties. Countrywide lawyer does know the statutes.

We have a nationwide network of experienced lawyers who provide the pre-paid legal services. These legal experts know both the federal and state laws that govern warranties and can advise a group legal plan member. Our lawyer can look at the warranty and point out immediately the problems with the document. Many times, a plan member avoids buying a bad warranty because of the advice he or she receives from a Countrywide lawyer.

 

A Prizefighter in Your Corner

Countrywide has offered group legal plan benefits for more than 30 years. We know that quality member services require a little bit extra. We empower our attorneys to do more than just provide advice.

Countrywide will allow an attorney to make telephone calls and write letters on behalf of plan member. Such mediation is  invaluable when dealing with a reluctant merchant. Once the other party discovers that there is a lawyer involved, it is more likely the warranty is going to be honored. We know that people have lots of questions about warranties. We will allow an unlimited number of telephone calls to a Countrywide attorney on a given subject. These extra group legal plan services make our warranty assistance very effective.

The Client Is a Player

An organization’s decision-makers know what their workers need. Countrywide asks employers to pick those pre-paid legal services options they want to have in their own plan document. We provide administration and pre-paid legal services. What results is a group legal plan that is what the employees need and will use. The high-quality member services we provide is a standard part of any Countrywide plan.

A consumer should be cautious about warranty offers. Countrywide has the legal talent an individual need to interpret what a warranty will allow. Our other pre-paid legal services benefits are meant to help people with common, everyday legal problems. If you’re interested in finding out more about Countrywide, please feel free to contact us at your convenience. We are willing to answer all your questions about what we can do for you.