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How Do I Receive Compensation For My Lemon?

Whether you call your new vehicle a clunker, a heap of junk, or a lemon, if you purchased a defective vehicle from a reputable manufacturer, you may be entitled to compensation. In this brief article, a Texas lemon law attorney, will detail the process of seeking compensation for your lemon. 

If you invested in a vehicle and it isn’t operating properly, this is an extremely frustrating situation. If you tried to have the vehicle repaired several times with the manufacturer and it’s still not safe to drive, pick up the phone and call the Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC. Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable and experienced in vehicle lemon law in Texas. We will assess your potential claim and do everything in our power to help you get the best possible result. Read our testimonials and see what we’ve done for past clients. 

Related: What is the Texas Lemon Law?

Step One: Learn the Basics

The first step to successfully receiving compensation for a lemon is to learn the basics of how exactly a vehicle qualifies under Texas Lemon Law. Does your car have a substantial defect, or is the issue a minor inconvenience? For example, a car with a transmission problem or erratic steering is unsafe to drive and is considered a substantial defect, whereas a car with a faulty radio or leaky air conditioning unit is a minor inconvenience. 

If your car falls under the category of substantial defect, you may qualify for a claim. There are a variety of other parameters to consider when determining if a vehicle qualifies under Texas Lemon Law. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to see if you’re a step closer to qualifying: 

Hopefully, your answer is “yes” to each of these questions. If you’re not entirely sure, pick up the phone and ask a Texas lemon law attorney any questions you may have. 

Related: Two Reasons to Save Your Repair Invoices

Step Two: Contact a Texas Lemon Lawyer

If you believe you qualify under Texas Lemon Law, fill out a FREE case evaluation form. All we need is your contact information and some basic information about your vehicle. From here, we will review your FREE case evaluation form and give you a call and inform you of your rights and options to pursue compensation under Texas Lemon Law. Our attorneys are happy to answer any questions you may have about your lemon.

Step Three: Potentially Seek Payment

Texas Lemon Law was established to assist consumers in obtaining repair, replacement, or repurchase of a new vehicle (purchased or leased) that shows evidence of a substantial defect. and . As an experienced attorney committed to consumers looking to obtain some form of relief in Texas, Darin Siefkes and his dedicated staff will do everything in their power to address your concerns and help you seek relief  for your lemon. 

If you would like to speak with a Texas lemon law attorney, please submit our free case evaluation form today.

This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Led to Some Great Car Deals. Just Be Sure Not to Buy a Lemon

Across the state of Texas, auto sales have been generally seen as an essential service during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. But while dealerships remain open, potential buyers are steering clear of car lots and showrooms, choosing instead to stay home to avoid contracting the virus. The subsequent drop in car sales has led to some incredible deals. Unfortunately, an incredible deal can often hide an inferior product (or lemon).  

In this article, a Texas lemon law attorney will discuss why you should be careful when shopping for a new car during these uncertain times. We will also discuss what to do if that “check engine” light comes on as soon as you park your new car in the driveway. And as always, if you’d like to begin the process of filing a complaint in line with the lemon law in Texas, contact the Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC. 

Too Good to Be True? 

Many of the world’s largest car manufacturers are offering 0% financing and other payment deals to attract buyers and boost sales. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the makers of Chrysler, Dodge, FIat, Jeep, and Ram, is just one of the many companies doing so. There’s just one problem: these vehicles often end up being lemons. 

Related: Is My Chrysler a Lemon? 

Further complicating matters is the COVID-19 pandemic. More and more, consumers are shopping and researching online when car buying. Who can blame them given the current situation? But anyone who buys a car online without first taking it for a test drive is taking a huge risk. Before you know it, your brand new car is sitting dead in your driveway and you’re left with little else to do but to file a lemon law complaint.   

Related: 5 Lemon Law Tips for New Car Owners

Filing a Lemon Law Compliant

Unfortunately, the same pandemic that led to great car deals also means proving that your car is a lemon won’t be easy. Under the lemon law in Texas, you must give your dealer a reasonable number of attempts to fix your vehicle before a complaint can be filed. You’ll only have 24 months or 24,000 miles to get your vehicle looked at and prove that your vehicle is a lemon. Doing so during a pandemic is no easy feat. 

By all means, if you see a great deal on a new vehicle, go for it, but just be mindful of the Texas Lemon Law (and social distancing when looking at cars). At the Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC, the last thing we want to see is a buyer getting burned on a vehicle purchase they were not only looking forward to but needed. For assistance with filing a lemon law complaint, our law office is always here to assist you. 

If you would like to learn what is the lemon law in Texas, please submit our free case evaluation form today.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.

What the Coronavirus Pandemic Means for Your Lemon Law Claim

You have enough on your plate right now without having to worry about your car’s warranty. The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has brought life in the Lone Star State to a crawl, with residents sheltering to protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus. But virus or no virus, you need your car, and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re preparing a lemon law claim. 

What does COVID-19 mean for you and your lemon? That’s just the question our Texas lemon law attorneys are going to answer in today’s article. If you require assistance with your lemon law claim during this difficult time, don’t hesitate to contact the Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC. 

You’re Still On the Clock 

To begin, the COVID-19 pandemic has in no way altered the deadlines required for meeting the state’s lemon law conditions. You must still give the dealer a reasonable amount of attempts to repair the defect that aligns with the four-times test, serious safety-hazard test, or 30-day test. You only have 24 months or 24,000 miles to prove that the dealer has attempted repairs four times, your vehicle has a life-threatening hazard, or your vehicle has been out of service for repair for a total of 30 days. Considering the current pandemic taking place, this won’t be easy. 

Related: Reasonable Repair Attempts and Texas Lemon Law 

You Still Have to Bring Your Car to the Dealership

Texas’ stay-at-home order may have expired, but that doesn’t mean bringing your car in to be serviced will be any easier.  Although your dealership will likely be accepting vehicles for repair during this time, There’s no telling when they’ll be able to inspect or repair your vehicle. Furthermore, the need for social distancing will mean far fewer interactions with your dealership and fewer chances of obtaining repair invoices. Repair invoices are essential for proving lemon law cases. If you do take your car in for repair, be sure to request that invoices be sent via email if they cannot be given in person. Consult a Texas law attorney if you have any questions. 

Related: Lost Your Repair Invoices? Consult the Dealer

Lemon Law Claims in a Time of Uncertainty 

Above all else, don’t jeopardize your own health in the process of getting your car repaired. If you must take your car in to be repaired in order to satisfy the Texas Lemon Law, be sure to comply with CDC recommendations, including those that pertain to social distancing. And again, if you need assistance with your lemon law claim, we are here to help. Our Texas lemon law attorneys can review your case and determine if you are eligible for potential relief under the Texas lemon law — possibly saving you valuable time and trips to the dealership. Until next time, stay safe, and remember, the Law Office of Darin Siefkes, PLLC, is here if you need us. 

If you would like to speak with an experienced Texas lemon law attorney, please submit our free case evaluation form today.

This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.