How to Maximize Compensation for a Lemon Law Claim
Purchasing a car with a substantial defect that hasn’t been fixed by
the dealer or manufacturer after a reasonable number of repair
attempts could make you eligible to file a vehicle
lemon law claim. There are state lemon
laws and a federal law known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act that
protects consumers who have purchased a product that doesn’t work
properly or has an unfair warranty. If you have a valid lemon law
claim, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a refund.
There are certain steps you need to take to strengthen your case and
improve the chances of getting compensated.
Send Your Vehicle to the Manufacturer for Repairs
Trying multiple times to get your car repaired is one of the most important factors in establishing a lemon law claim. You need to let the manufacturer know about the problems with the car so that they’ll have the opportunity to fix it. You should give the manufacturer a reasonable number of chances to fix the car before considering legal action under the vehicle lemon law.
Get Accurate Records of the Vehicle Issues and Repairs
Make sure that every issue and problem you have with the car is properly documented in the paperwork you receive from the manufacturer. If there are items that are missing or listed inaccurately in the paperwork, let the manufacturer know of the necessary revisions that need to be made.
Having a record of how many times you’ve sent your car to the manufacturer for repairs is a crucial part of your claim. Keep all of the documents that state the car’s problems and the repairs that were done. Some of the documents you should keep include the warranty, invoices, repair orders, and receipts. You can also keep notes regarding all of your interactions with the manufacturer. Your notes may list the names of the people you spoke with as well as the dates, times, and content of the conversations.
Consult a Lemon Law Attorney
It’s beneficial to speak with an attorney who has a comprehensive understanding of vehicle lemon law. Krohn & Moss Consumer Law Center has years of experience negotiating claims with car dealerships and manufacturers. They work aggressively to protect the rights of their clients. To speak with an attorney regarding the possibility of filing a claim, visit the website to schedule an appointment.