Florida Lemon Law Notice Requirements
Purchasing a new vehicle is one of the biggest decisions we can make in our lives. Second to the home we choose to live in, a car will likely be the most expensive thing we own and therefore there a number of expectations that come with spending such a high dollar amount on any one item. In 2019, the price of a new vehicle will likely be at least $20,000 and in most cases, much higher – especially when we consider certain foreign exports or luxury brands. And as consumers, when we spend such an exorbitant amount of money on an item, we expect a certain level of purchase protection, especially when we consider that a vehicle is one of the highest depreciating items we can ever own. And issues like mechanical failure, or structural damage are simply unacceptable in purchasing a brand-new car. Luckily for us, the US government instituted what’s known as lemon law. According to Mr. Steven Veinger, the top lemon law lawyer Miami has to offer, lemon law is essentially a piece of legislation that protects buyers in the event their brand-new vehicle suffers some irreparable mechanical damages within the first few months of ownership, and no matter how much we spend or how many times we take it to the shop, we simply cannot remedy the situation. However, as is the case with most laws designed to help the consumer, the government makes it a somewhat complicated process in filing a lemon law claim. And just because your car is a lemon, Florida lemon law won’t automatically provide you with the help you need. As the top lemon law lawyer Miami has in practice, Mr. Veinger must assist you through a specific process in which you must meet certain timings, provide notice and adhere to certain criteria – otherwise we risk forfeiting our rights to filing a claim. This is where having the assistance of an experienced lemon law attorney like Mr. Veinger becomes vital. Learn more about the process below.
The first thing we must accomplish, when filing a Florida lemon law claim, is to make the vehicle’s manufacturer aware of the situation as well as the specific defect(s) and any and all attempts made to repair the defect. The process begins with two specific scenarios:
· Once you have attempted to have your vehicle fixed on at least 3 separate times, unsuccessfully, you with the help of your attorney, must give the manufacturer written notification of the defect, known as a nonconformity, and the need for it to be fixed. According to the top lemon law lawyer Miami has to offer, Mr. Steven Veinger, they now have 10 days from the receipt of the notification to respond and give you the opportunity to have your vehicle fixed at a repair facility that is a reasonable distance from your home, and within a reasonable time period. They now have 10 days to remedy the issue up to the standard of the warranty.
· In the event your vehicle has been out of service for a total of 15 days or more, as a result of the specific defect – you must also notify the manufacturer, in writing. Again, this gives them the opportunity to inspect and repair the vehicle.
After this process concludes, and your vehicle has yet to have been fixed, the situation doesn’t usually end there. Despite the fact that you have clearly shown this to be a major defect and the car is essentially a lemon, you will likely have to go through an informal dispute resolution process and/or arbitration hearting in front of the Florida New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board. As the top lemon law lawyer Miami has in practice, Mr. Veinger has represented countless clients during this process. While this process is tedious, with the help of a solid attorney your car will be lemon lawed. Once your car is considered a lemon, legally – the manufacturer will have to either replace the vehicle entirely or refund you the full purchase price, plus any expenses you may have incurred attempting to fix it – this is your choice. Its vital that you adhere to this specific process and timeline and with the help of a lemon law attorney like Mr. Veinger. For more information on lemon law, or to start the process contact MR. VEINGER TODAY.