How to File a Lemon Law Claim
1. Take Your Vehicle or Consumer Good in for Repairs
The basis for a strong lemon law claim is multiple repair attempts for the same issue or problem. Often times consumers will not take their vehicle or other consumer good in for repair work because the problem is intermittent or simply because he or she is too busy. A manufacturer is not required to fix problems that they do not know about. By taking your vehicle or other good in for repairs, you are allowing the manufacturer an opportunity to repair the good. Remember – in order to have a valid lemon law claim, you have to allow the manufacturer a reasonable number of repair attempts.
2. Accurately Report Any and All Concerns
When you take your consumer good or vehicle in for repair work, make sure that each and every concern you have is outlined and accurately reflected on the repair order. Before signing the repair order, make sure it accurately reflects each and every one of your concerns. If it does not, make sure the service advisor makes the necessary changes.
3. Keep All of Your Documentation
Do not rely on the dealership or manufacturer to keep an accurate repair or warranty claim history for your vehicle or consumer good. It is your duty to keep all of your repair orders, invoices, and receipts. Over the past few years, many dealerships have gone out of business and as a result, many consumers have been unable to get copies of their repair orders. Make sure to be your best advocate and to save all of your documentation.
4. Present Your Lemon Law Claim Sooner Than Later
You should commence your lemon law claim once you have taken your vehicle or other consumer good in for multiple repair attempts. The sooner your present your lemon law claim, the better your chances of getting a more favorable result.
5. Hire an Experienced Lemon Law Attorney
Often times consumers will ask if they need to hire a lemon law attorney in order to present a lemon law claim. The answer is no, but doing so is highly recommended. The Lemon Laws are complicated and require a sophisticated level of understanding and application. Hiring an experienced lemon law attorney is important and can mean the difference between a successful lemon law claim and one that simply leaves the consumer still feeling sour. You should contact the experienced Lemon Law Experts today for a case evaluation. Call us at 1-206-566-7720.