The People’s Court has been airing on national TV for over 30 years and is where small claims disputes are arbitrated in a simulated courtroom setting.
As the opening show monologue states “What you are about to witness is real. The participants are not actors. They are actual litigants with a case pending in civil court. Both parties have agreed to drop their claims and have their cases settled here, before Judge Marilyn Milian, in our forum: The People’s Court.”
Many of the cases on the show involve the purchase of used cars. A common theme is the plaintiff is suing the seller because the car broke down shortly after the purchase and wants reimbursement from the defendant for the cost of the car and any additional expenses after the sale. In many cases these additional charges includes tow truck fees.
Regular viewers of the show will learn that the purchase of a used car is normally an “as is” sale. Unless the seller provides a third party warranty or makes express verbal warranties the buyer is accepting the car in its current condition, “as is”.
In these scenarios the defendant wins the case because the seller is not responsible for the vehicle once it leaves the lot.
“Old cars will break down, it is just a matter of time. It’s also Murphy’s Law that the car will break down at an inconvenient location, such as on the freeway 50 miles from home late at night in a storm,” states Charlotte Watts, National Director of Sales and Marketing for MCA Motor Club of America.
MCA Motor Club of America offers cheap roadside assistance plans which include unlimited towing, minor repairs, battery charge, fixing flats and more for a nominal monthly fee to drivers in US and Canada.
Watts continues, “It’s common sense that old cars are far more likely to break down than newer ones. On most occasions when you see a tow truck the vehicle on board is an older one. If a new vehicle is on board it is usually because it was involved in an accident.
“Tow trucks will charge a “hook up fee” of about $100.00 and at least another $3.50 a mile to tow back home or to your local repair shop. That’s $275.00 out of pocket even before the repair estimate. Even more is you are further from home.”
“A MCA Motor Club of America member would have paid zero for the identical service. The $275.00 cost of one single tow would more than cover an annual membership, payable in nominal monthly fees.
“Owners of older cars, or those considering a purchase of one should enroll in a MCA Motor Club of America cheap roadside assistance plan. In reality, older cars will eventually break down and membership provides assurance that you or your family are not left stranded on a freeway somewhere. One phone call will dispatch professional help to assist you at no charge.”
“If plaintiffs had one of our memberships they would not be losing litigants on The People’s Court or any other real court,” concludes Watts.
For more information on cheap roadside assistance plans please call 918-640-6337 or click here MCA Motor Club of America Website