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Monday, July 14, 2014

How to Document Your Lemon Law Case and Other Concerns

Is your car always in the shop?  Does it have one problem or a variety of problems?  If you think that your vehicle may be a lemon, it is important to seek the advice of a qualified lemon law attorney.  It is also crucially important to gather evidence and document your problem as much as possible while your case is going on.  The more evidence you have of your complaints, the better off you will be when settling your claim. In addition to documenting you lemon law claim, there are also other things you should consider doing if you are involved in a lemon law case.

How to Document Your Lemon Law Claim

Take Pictures and Videos

You should use all of the technology available to you to document your lemon law claim.  Pull out your smart phone and take a few snap shots or record a video of your problem.

Repair Orders

You should always get a repair order when you bring your car in for work that is covered by warranty.  A repair order will show what your complaint was and what work was performed on the vehicle.  It is also important to make sure that the service staff are writing up your complaint correctly and not attempting to restate it to make it seem like the vehicle was brought in for a different problem.

Other Concerns

Regular Maintenance

Make sure you keep up with your vehicles regular maintenance such as oil changes, brake and tire maintenance and tune ups.  If you don’t keep up with regular maintenance it could have a negative impact on your case.

Miles

Don’t put a lot of miles on your car.  If you get a lot of use out of your vehicle as evidenced by a lot of miles, the other side may be able to use this against you.  You want to be able to show that you have not been able to get enough use out of your car due to the problems.

Trade-In

No matter how tempted you may be, don’t trade in your car.  If you do trade your car in you cannot recover for your losses under the state lemon law, but other avenues of recovery may be available. 

If you suspect that your car is a lemon, call an experienced Lemon Law attorney today for a consultation! 


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