If you have a car that an attorney in Texas has deemed a lemon, you might have to go to a Texas lemon law hearing. Here’s what you can expect from this:
Understanding a Hearing
If you and your lawyer have to go to a hearing, this is your chance to go before an administrative law judge, who will determine your case. It is important that you present all testimony, as well as share repair orders, letters, and other documents. These should prove to the judge that your car is a lemon. Your lawyer will help you with all of this. Just keep in mind that you will not get a decision immediately. It can take up to 150 days for a decision to be made.
Preparing for Your Hearing
Here are some things that you and your lawyer must do to prepare for an upcoming hearing:
Collect all documents. You might need your warranty, your sale contract, repair tickets, work orders, letters sent to the manufacturer or dealer, and any other relevant information. You should bring several copies of each.
Arrange all documents by date. This helps to keep all of your information organized.
Have a list of facts that you and the seller agree on. This will save time when at the hearing.
Talk to and arrange witnesses. They might have to appear at the hearing to testify. It is possible to subpoena witnesses, too. Talk to your lawyer about this.
Make sure your vehicle is ready for inspection. The vehicle must have current state inspection and registration.
If all of this sounds overwhelming, it’s perfectly normal. Your attorney will help you throughout this process.
If you need help with lemon law, contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center in Texas. For more information, see their website.