You’ve recently purchase a new car and after multiple trips to the dealership and repeated repairs, your vehicle simply does not work like it should. If you suspect you have a lemon law claim, talk to an experienced Texas lemon law lawyer for specific advice. Texas’s lemon law allows vehicle owners to seek compensation if they’ve purchased a new vehicle that is defective in some manner that renders it dangerous to drive or inoperable. Gather the following information to help bolster your claim:
- Write down every problem in detail. Describe the problem to the mechanics in detail: when it happens, what sounds or smells are associated with it, and what you do when it happens. If it’s the same problem, use the same words to describe it each time – and write down, with the date, each description you give.
- Double-check the dealer’s documentation. Make sure the dealership lists the vehicle’s symptoms in the repair order before you sign it. When you pick up the car, make sure the paperwork describes what work was done and which parts, if any, were replaced. Make sure dates are included – your lemon law claim will need to establish how long your car was out of service for the problem.
- Talk to a lawyer. An attorney can help you ensure that your car qualifies as a “lemon” under Texas law and help you pursue compensation while also protecting your legal rights. The sooner you speak to a lawyer, the more specific help you can receive in documenting a strong lemon law claim.
- Know your rights under Texas lemon law. Your attorney can help you determine what you are entitled to receive if your car is in fact a “lemon” under the law.
Call Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP today to start building your case before it becomes too late. The number to call is (214) 231-0544.