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.
The Texas Lemon Laws applies to all new cars, trucks, vans, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, motor homes, other vehicles as well as towable recreational vehicles (TRVs) that develop problems covered by a written factory warranty. Demonstrator vehicles are also considered new vehicles.
The law does not cover used motor vehicles (including program vehicles), repossessed vehicles, non-travel trailers, boats or farm equipment. Neither does it cover vehicles with:
- Parts or components not authorized or installed by the manufacturer, or
- Problems caused by the owner's abuse, neglect or unauthorized changes to the vehicle,or
- Problems that do not substantially affect the use or market value of the vehicle. Minor rattles or stereo problems are usually not considered serious under the Lemon Law.
When the term "manufacturer" is used, it should be understood to include distributor and converter, as well.
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.