How Long do I Have to File?
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 Texas Lemon Law Complaint must be filed within six months following the earlier of:
- Expiration of the express warranty term;
- 24 months; or
- 24,000 miles following the date of delivery of the vehicle (except TRVs)
In other words, the filing period is determined by which of the above events comes first. To be safe, file your complaint as soon as you realize the dealer is having problems repairing the vehicle, your car RV or product.
Even if you have gone past the time limit allowed for a repurchase, the Motor Vehicle Board may still be able to help you get repairs under your vehicle warranty.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 consulatation is free. Call 210-222-2288 or toll free at 1-800-862-1260.