Choosing a Lemon Law Attorney
Finding the right attorney. Makes your skin crawl just thinking about it, right?
Well, it doesn’t have to be all that bad. Choosing an attorney that can represent you and your rights if your stuck with a “lemon” for a vehicle isn’t all that hard if you educate yourself on the subject. Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll find the perfect attorney to represent you. strongly suggest you to visit Where can I find a Good Lemon Law Attorney? to learn more about this.
- Know exactly what they mean by “We are Free, We will Make the Manufacturer Pay.”
Some attorneys use this tactic to get you in the door. Many times people take this at face value and do not read the fine print. The truth of the matter is that only a judge can award attorney fees. Most times Lemon Law cases DO NOT make it to court and settle. So what does this mean? Well, their fees are coming out of one lump sum. Under the “Free” model, the larger the Firm’s billable hours, the smaller your recovery.
- Understand what a firm means when they state that they use the “Contingency Model” Fee Agreement.
Under the Contingency Model, there are no billable hours. You know the fees at the outset because they are capped according to a contract that you sign. The fee remains a constant percentage, of the amount recovered, no matter how much you get. No billable hours, and no upfront fees. The attorney’s fee is “contingent” or depends on if they help get you compensation. In a complete buy-back situation, the fee is a portion of the recovered amount over the current bluebook value of your vehicle.
- Seek a second opinion about your case if an attorney says they cannot help.
Attorneys are sometimes prone to only take cases that they are sure that they can win, or recover a fare amount of money on. What one attorney deems as not worthy, another may take. Always get a second opinion.Keep these tips in mind when speaking to an attorney. Also remember that finding an attorney or firm that focuses on only the Lemon Law may be your best bet.