Getting a lemon law attorney

After you have received your notice of denial of your lemon law claim from the company, it's time for you

to go see an attorney. Now, any attorney can handle a lemon law case, but I highly recommend that you find an attorney who specializes in lemon law cases. (More on this later) The reason is they already know the law, they know the players, they've been through the process before, and they know the tricks the car company will pull.

This is where most people bail out on a lemon law case. You should have any difficulty finding an attorney who will evaluate your case for free, but that's where free ends. Good attorneys know that there can be things that their clients won't tell them and others might just decide not to go through with the case at all. They don't want to risk being left with their costs and time out of pocket and wind up with nothing if you decide to quit the case.
To put it better, this is when it is time to get out your wallet and put your money where you mouth is. You should expect to fill out a check to your attorney for $1500-3000 as a retainer fee before your attorney will start working for you. If your case does get to court, you can then expect that you will have to come up with more money before doing so. 

Your attorney will then write a letter to the car manufacturer, basically saying the same things that you wrote in your first letter. Again, you shouldn't expect much of a response from the car manufacturer. Chances are they will just continue to deny they are liable, state that they will honor problems under warranty, and blame you for any problems. Don't be discouraged this is just the way the game is played. 

After you get your failed reply, your attorney will file the necessary papers and complaints against the manufacturer. Chances are they will reply, but the reply will come through the court systems, denying the claim. In most cases, you should seek a jury trial because are likely to be more sympathetic to buyer problems. 

Car companies hate doing this because they know that juries tend to be more sympathetic to the person that has the bad car than they do with the company that made it and they likely have been procrastinating in dealing with you. They would much rather the case be heard by a judge than a jury.


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