The pride and comfort of owning a vehicle can turn into one of the worst nightmares of your life if it starts to break down repeatedly or when the manufacturer fails to repair it even after several attempts. Well, such a type of situation simply means that you have got stuck with a lemon. But you don’t need to worry as you may still have the power of the lemon law on your side that you can use against the manufacturer.
If your vehicle’s history meets the lemon law criteria, you can sue the manufacturer for a refund of your money, also known as a lemon buyback. Lemon law claims aren’t as simple as they sound and the worst part is that the system is stacked against consumers when it comes down to the lemon law. The manufacturers have trained their call center personnel to direct you away from requesting a buyback. They are trained to offer you less than what the lemon law provides because you don’t know better. The manufacturers have a wall of attorneys who work with the sole purpose of protecting the interest of those that make and sell vehicles in mind. And this is why when it comes down to getting full compensation for your lemon, your priorities and needs are of little interest to the manufacturers.
This is where lemon law lawyers can act as a savior for you and protect your rights with a lemon claim. Instead of fighting the case on your own, you should instead have a lemon law lawyer represent you as they are well-versed in all dynamics at play.
Free Legal Representation — Manufacturers Pay Your Attorney’s Fees and Costs
One of the first things that anyone will consider while opting for an attorney will be the fee as you would have already spent a considerable amount of money on your big piece of metal. There are many people who get worried about whether they can even afford a California lemon law attorney or not. However, the good news is you will not have to pay even a single penny to the California lemon law attorney because according to the law, the claimant (the person who files the claim) isn’t responsible for paying the legal fee.
If you go by the California State Lemon Law, then you will understand that it is the defendant’s (manufacturer) responsibility for bearing the legal fee after you file a claim and win it. This is one of the main reasons why most of the lemon lawyers work on the basis of fee-shifting and this simply means that you don’t pay them anything.
The lawyer keeps tabs on their cases and when they win the case, they give the bill of the legal fee directly to the manufacturer, and even the manufacturer is bound by the law to pay it. So, this means that if you have a genuine lemon law case, you will get legal representation that should not cost you any money out of your own pocket.
They ensure the manufacturer does not take advantage of you
As discussed at the outset of the article, the manufacturers have well trained staff and a wall of some of the best lawyers who work with the only aim of keeping the company profitable and your lemon claim will be an obstacle in their journey of profit. For dealing with cases of no interest like lemon claims, all the manufacturers are well-armed, and they have many vehicles under their sleeves to weaken your claim or make you believe that you can’t even file one. So, if you try to negotiate the case with the manufacturer on your own, you will unlikely get all of the compensation that is due you since your knowledge may simply be based on the articles you read and videos you watch which may not tell you everything you need to know and is no match against the experienced lawyers of the manufacturer.
In addition to this, there are many loopholes that the manufacturer can take advantage of when you file the case without a lemon law attorney. For example, you might not meet the requirements necessary for potential lemon law relief like misinterpretation or misapplication of Serious Safety Hazards, 30 days Down Test, or Four Times Test, or any of the other criteria.
So, by hiring a lemon law attorney, you will be leveling the playing field against the manufacturer and you will also give yourself a better opportunity to prevail in a genuine claim. Some manufacturers even argue that negligence from the consumer’s side is the main reason behind the failure of the vehicle and you can deal with such legal tricks only with the help of an attorney.
They help you maximize your settlement amount
After failing to stop the consumer from filing the claim, the only best option manufacturers have is to settle the claim with minimal loss and this means paying you as little as they can by using legal loopholes.
When you file a lemon law claim, you have mainly two options; get financial compensation for the loss or get a replacement. Well, both cases will be a loss for the manufacturer and that’s why they will try everything they can to reduce the compensation amount. And since getting the right compensation is the main reason behind filing the claim, you can’t compromise on it.
An experienced and skilled lawyer knows how to pull out the right compensation from the manufacturer’s pocket and will maximize the chances of getting the most compensation that you deserve and not what the manufacturer wishes to pay.
Why choose California Lemon Law Attorney Sotera Anderson?
The Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson is one of the most trusted and reliable law offices for getting the right compensation if you have been stuck with a lemon after thinking you’ve bought your dream vehicle. We know the importance of vehicles in everyone’s life and therefore we make sure that the consumers don’t have to live in loss after being cheated by the manufacturer with a defective vehicle.
We work hard to resolve your lemon claim matter in your favor and with the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible. Our lawyers work with the only aim of getting you back on the road without worrying about having a lemon vehicle parked in your garage.