How do You Know if it is a Lemon?
If your Lemon Law case or Diminished Value case is accepted by the Law Firm the following rates and fees are now required as of Jan. 1, 2011.
A $500 non-refundable fee is due at contracting to cover the required expert fee to inspect your vehicle and for his report and findings on your vehicle and to cover the fees and expense of an initial letter of representation from the Law Firm and a Demand Packet to the manufacture of the vehicle on Lemon Law Cases or the defendant driver on Diminished Value Cases.
If your Lemon Law Case or Diminished Value Case is successful and a cash settlement is obtained the Law Firm is paid an additional 20 % of any and all recovery and you the client would receive 80% of any such recovery. If no recovery is made then no other fees or expenses are due from you to the Firm.
A vehicle may be declared a lemon if it meets all of the following conditions:
- The car or vehicle has a serious defect or abnormal condition.
- The specific defect or condition is covered by a manufacturer's written warranty.
- The owner reports the specific defect or condition to the dealer or manufacturer within the warranty term.
- The owner of the vehicle gives the dealer or manufacturer a reasonable number of attempts to repair the specific defect or condition.
- The vehicle owner gives the manufacturer (preferably by certified mail) written notice of the defect and at least one opportunity for repair.
- The specific defect or condition persists and substantially impairs the vehicle's use or market value, or creates a serious safety hazard.
- The owner files a timely Lemon Law complaint and pays the filing fee.
If you have purchased a new car, automobile and truck, motorcycle, RV, boat, computer or other consumer appliance call Attorney Gary Gibson with the Carabin & Shaw Law Firm. The call is free. The consultation is free. Call 210-222-2288 or toll free at 800-862-1260.