Why You Need a Lemon Lawyer
Dealing with Your Lemon Alone Could Cost You More Than Time
The truth about Lemon Law is that the system is stacked against you. Manufacturers and dealers have a wall of lawyers whose sole purpose is to protect the main interest of these companies—selling cars. When it comes to you receiving just compensation for your lemon, your concerns are not on the top of their list.
Lemon Law is complex and varies depending on the state. Additionally, there are obstacles in the way like arbitration (a sham in most cases) and companies dragging their feet that make it worse. There are many reasons you should hire a lemon lawyer to represent you.
Lemon Law Lawyers Do the Work for You
When you choose a lemon lawyer to represent your case, you put the work in their hands. Lemon Law lawyers will handle your case, dealing with the car manufacturers and dealerships directly so you don’t have to worry about it. Often, these cases won’t end up in court and you won’t have to worry about trying to understand the intricacies of Lemon Law. You simply sit back and let the Lemon Law lawyer handle your case.
You’ll Have a Better Chance of Success
Each state has a different Lemon Law, and each state defines a lemon differently. Usually, a vehicle has to meet a laundry list of criteria to classify as a lemon. If your defective vehicle doesn’t meet these stringent standards, it’s likely that you can’t use the Lemon Law to get compensation.
However, an experienced Lemon Law attorney can often negotiate a settlement with a manufacturer even when the vehicle isn’t strictly considered a lemon. Alternately, a Lemon Law lawyer knows other laws that could apply to your case and help you to get you the compensation you deserve.
You’ll Walk Away with a Larger Settlement
Choosing a Lemon Law lawyer means that you’ll walk away with more money in the end. Lemon law lawyers know will use their knowledge of the law to get you the best settlement. Following the settlement, the Lemon Law lawyer will take a small amount to cover fees, leaving you with more than you would have received if you went after a settlement alone.
You’ll Receive Support from a Team of Experienced Lawyers
Lemon Law lawyers deal with Lemon Law claims every day. They can navigate the traps manufactures and car dealers typically set up to slow down the process. Lemon Law lawyers know the laws and how they protect your rights. This means that they can approach your case leverage their experience to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
You’ll Be Prepared for the Opposition
Navigating Lemon Law can be a hazardous place. Alone, you’ll be facing a team of lawyers who know all of the legal loopholes. They also have an arsenal of tactics and strategies to keep you from getting the compensation you deserve. Lemon Law lawyers know how to take on corporate lawyers. They can use their experience to turn the tide in your favor.
You’ll Express Your Intent
Hiring a Lemon Law attorney signals that you’re serious about getting the compensation you deserve. Manufacturers know that a Lemon Law lawyer will bring the full force of the law to bear and won’t back down until his or her client gets a fair settlement. In other words, a lawyer will make the manufacturer understand how serious your situation is.
You Won’t Pay Any Out of Pocket Expenses
Most state Lemon Laws have a provision that says, if your case is successful, the vehicle manufacturer has to pay all of your attorney fees. For that reason, most Lemon Law lawyers will provide you with a no cost, no obligation case evaluation. If they think your case has merit, they will represent you for free, knowing that the chances of a buyback or settlement are good and that their fees will be paid by the car manufacturer. In other words, you have nothing to lose by consulting a Lemon Law attorney before you try to “do it yourself.”
Your Case Might Be Stronger than You Think
One of the most common errors clients make is that they think they don’t have a case. Often the dealership, manufacturer, or even a mediator will claim that they don’t have a right to sue. Manufacturers always want to make the claims process difficult or want to deny claims. They will often pay the salaries of the very mediators who will judge your claims. They will then let these mediators know that “good” mediators that deny claims will be rewarded with jobs with a manufacturer.
However, in some cases, there is no reasonable alternative to mediation. When the auto is so defective that it cannot be safely driven, or all reasonable efforts to repair the vehicle have failed, then mediation is not a viable alternative. Also, just because a state lemon auto law may seem to require mediation prior to filing a state action, a federal claim may also exist that may eliminate the need for mediation.
The consumer is simply not a lawyer. A service manager is not a lawyer. There are often valid claims of fraud or unfair business practices that allow recovery, but that dealerships or manufacturers understandably discourage. It’s always a good idea for consumers to have an attorney review their cases so they know all of the options available to them.
Is Your Car a Lemon? Speak to a Lemon Law Lawyer Today
If you think you have a lemon car, lemon truck, lemon RV, or lemon motorcycle, you deserve to be compensated. Lemberg Law can help you get justice – at no cost to you! Complete our form for a no-obligation case evaluation, or call toll free 877-795-3666.