When you believe your car qualifies as a lemon, the first thing to do is find a trusted lemon lawyer. You don’t want to spend useless money on litigations without a successful outcome. So, your concern should be to find the right lemon lawyer so that you don’t pay a penny out of your pocket on the lawsuit. In this article, I am going to tell you some of the things you need to consider when looking for a lemon lawyer to trust your case.
Lawyer Must be Specialized in the Area of Law
When it comes to lemon law, you don’t need just any attorney. You need someone who is specialized in this area of law. You can ask about the number of cases the attorney has taken and what his or her success rate is. The focus of the attorney or the law office on this area of law is promising that these professionals know the ins and outs of this area of law and can take your case to the successful outcome.
Lawyer Must be Specialized in a Specific Jurisdiction
Not only the lawyer must be focused on this specific area of law, but he or she must know the laws of a specific state. So, if your case refers to California, the best thing is to find an attorney specialized in California lemon law. Each state has its peculiarities, and it is best to contact an attorney with a narrow focus.
Free Consultations Can Save Your Time and Money
Sometimes the attorney will advise you on your further steps right during the free consultation. It may be a case that you believe your car is a lemon, but the attorney thinks you have little or no chance to win. In this case, there is no sense to go any further and spend money on a case that is not likely to win. So, look for attorneys that do provide free consultations to understand the chances of your case and whether or not you should pursue action. In case you win the case, the manufacturer, not you will pay all the costs (See “No out of pocket costs for you for your lemon law case”).
Make Sure You Are on the Same Page
It is very important that you know in advance what you are going to pursue. You can recover 1) a repurchase of the vehicle plus reimbursement for all payments 2) reimbursements for damages 3) a civil penalty, which can be twice as the actual damage. If you have a strong case, there is sense to go for civil penalty recovery, but that should be agreed with your attorney in advance.
The Margarian Law Firm – a Law Firm With Trusted Lemon Law Attorneys
At the Margarian Law Firm, we have a high record of successful cases in this specific area. We represent clients anywhere in the state of California. We focus on lemon law as one of the three areas of law that we cover. If you have specific questions on your rights, please call our attorney of Los Angeles at (818) 553-1000 for a free consultation. We are always 100% honest with our clients on the strengths and weaknesses of their cases. If we believe you have a lemon case, we will tell you that. If you don’t, you will know about it.