A defective car can be a frustrating experience. But Lemon Law offers you protection and a path to resolution. To have the best possible result, you need to deliver a convincing argument.
Here are the tips to maximize your chances of winning a Lemon Law case.
Understanding Lemon Law and Your Rights
Before going into the tips, let’s briefly revisit what Lemon Law is:
It is a set of laws that defend buyers who have purchased defective products. Particularly new vehicles. It entitles consumers to a refund, replacement and/or monetary damages. When the product continues to have defects despite repair attempts.
Knowing your rights is the first step toward a successful case.
Tip 1: Document Everything
One of the most critical factors is having thorough documentation.
Keep track of all relevant information, including:
- – Dates and details of repair attempt
- – Invoices, receipts, and repair orders
- – Communications with the manufacturer or dealer
Keep a detailed record of every time you take your car to the dealer for repairs. Including the date, time, VIN, symptoms, and repairs performed. Also keep copies of all repair orders, receipts, and correspondence with the dealer. Take photos or videos to document your experiences.
A record will strengthen your case and show that you’ve made efforts to resolve the issues.
Tip 2: Communicate in Writing
When dealing with the manufacturer communicate in writing. The written correspondence provides proof of your efforts to resolve the problem. Send emails or letters through certified mail to ensure they are received. An experienced, licensed attorney with knowledge of lemon law litigation will be able to collect all of your records and effectively present your case.
Tip 3: Know Your State’s Lemon Law
Every state has its own law. And the qualifying criteria can vary. Do some study and research the law that fits your situation. To guarantee you meet all the requirements for a thriving case.
Tip 4: Seek Professional Evaluation
If your product continues to have issues, consider seeking an independent evaluation. From a qualified mechanic or expert. Their assessment can provide additional evidence of the defects. The Hashemi Law Firm routinely hires experts with experience in testifying about vehicle defects in courts.
Tip 5: Consult with a Lemon Law Attorney
You can pursue a Lemon Law case on your own, but a Lemon Law attorney can significantly improve your chances and take steps to preserve your rights and maximize available remedies, including collection of civil penalties or punitive damages. An experienced attorney understands the Lemon Laws and civil litigation. And can counsel you through the process. Increasing the chances in your favor.
Tip 6: Keep a Record of Out-of-Service Days
If your product requires repeated repairs, keep track of the total days it has been out of service. Many laws have a threshold for out-of-service days. That can impact your eligibility for relief.
Tip 7: Be Patient and Persistent
Lemon Law cases can take time to settle. Be patient in pursuing your claim. Stay in communication with your lawyer. To keep open lines of talk with the dealer.
You can easily win a lemon law case with the right approach. When you document everything, and get the help of a Lemon Law attorney, you can strengthen your case. The more prepared you are the more chances you got to win. Plus a lawyer can improve your chances of a favorable resolution. The law exists to protect consumers like you. Ensuring you get the resolution you deserve for your lemon product.
Keep in mind that your attorney’s fees are recoverable in the State of California. The Hashemi Law Firm provide free consultations and provides services on a contingency basis.