This Dirty Trick Might be in Your Car Contract

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When you last purchased your vehicle, did you read every little bit of fine print? Our Los Angeles lemon law attorneys at The Law Office of Howard Silver have had experience with multitudes of clients that didn’t read the contract and discovered a dirty little secret.

Several car dealerships have begun to put a clause in their contracts that, all too often, go unnoticed to the purchaser—a binding arbitration clause.

Binding arbitration means that, if you discover there’s a problem with your vehicle, you can’t take your case before a judge; rather you must let your case be heard by an arbitrator, chosen by the dealership.

Our Riverside, California lemon law attorney has dealt with cases where our client purchased either a new or used vehicle that was actually deemed a lemon per California law, but our client was stuck dealing with the case via arbitration.

Oftentimes, the dealerships will drag their feet in hiring an arbitrator or choose arbitrators that are typically biased toward the dealership. Essentially, you will lose your chance to take your case before a judge if you signed a contract with binding arbitration in it. We recommend reading your entire contract, and, if you need the assistance of our Los Angeles lawyers, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If your vehicle is still under warranty, you’ve tried to repair it at a licensed repair shop at least four times, and it has been out of commission for at least 30 days, you have grounds to file a lemon law lawsuit. Our team of California lemon law attorneys can help you determine if you should file a case and can help get you compensation.  Call The Law Office of Howard Silver today at (855) 341-2611.

Posted Date: 
Friday, March 20, 2015