How do The Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq. collect attorney’s fees?
After discovering a possible claim under California’s Lemon Law, many consumers will ask themselves if they have the money to hire a lemon law attorney. The Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq. represent all clients on a contingency basis, which means no up front attorney’s fees and no charges unless The Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq. successfully litigate the lemon law claim. The Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq. prepare all necessary paperwork, manage all negotiations and represent clients for all court appearances before any payments are expected from the consumer. The Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq. assume all risk of non-payment should a lemon law claim not result in compensation. Moreover, any applicable contingency fee will not be due from the consumer until the consumer has collected all proceeds awarded under the lemon law. In the state of California, attorney’s fees charged by lemon law firms can vary significantly. The California Code of Professional Conduct requires a retainer agreement between the law firm and the client detailing the terms of any representation. Some lemon law firms require clients to pay an up front retainer prior to initiating legal proceedings while other lemon law firms have retainer agreements requiring a small up front payment followed by additional fees upon successful litigation of a case. Still other firms, such as The Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq., operate on a contingency basis and only receive payment upon successfully completing a case. When enacting the California Lemon Law, the California legislature included assurance within the statute that consumers affected under the lemon law would have the means to hire adequate legal representation. Under California’s Lemon Law, a judge or arbitrator can require the manufacturer at fault to pay any attorney’s fees incurred by the consumer during the course of the litigation. Attorney’s fees are awarded to a consumer in addition to any monetary compensation or vehicle replacement awarded under the lemon law. There is always the possibility of an unfavorable outcome under the lemon law resulting in a finding that the consumer’s vehicle does not qualify for relief. Should this occur, it is important to note that the consumer will never be required to pay a manufacturer’s attorney’s fees. This portion of the lemon law is another way that the California legislature ensured that consumers would have access to the legal system to enforce their rights under the lemon law.
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If you bought a lemon and need help dealing with the headache of a broken vehicle, you need a lemon law attorney. The San Diego, California consumer protection attorneys at the Law Offices of Douglas D. Law, Esq. are here to help. Call us Toll Free at (888)829-9033 to get your free consultation!