Don’t Throw Away That Class Action Notice For Your Car, Truck, Or SUV In San Diego
There is a possibility that you might have received a class action notice through the mail in the form of a pre-printed, pre-stamped, post-card, or letter. These notices often refer to legal actions against big companies such as cell phone service providers, student loan lenders, and automobile manufactures.
If you don’t see them through carefully, these notices can appear to be junk mail or bulk advertising. You might be tempted to throw them in the trash.
But it is best to never throw a class action notice away without reading it. You could be throwing away potential monetary compensation or even jeopardizing your legal rights for the future.
Why Would I Get a Class Action Notice For My Car, Truck, Or SUV?
Often if you might get a class action notice for your vehicle, it will refer to a lawsuit filed against the manufacturer or parts manufacturer of your car for defective components (i.e., engine, transmission, airbag, etc.).
These parts or components could have caused vehicle defects and needed buyers to take their automobile to the dealership numerous times for time-consuming or costly repairs. These faulty parts could be installed over many years, makes, and models of vehicles or vehicles.
What If I Do Nothing Or Throw The Notice Away?
Most class action notices now clearly state, “Your legal rights are affected whether or not you act. Please read this Notice carefully.”
What Should I Do if I Receive A Class Action Notice For A Vehicle I’ve Already Had Problems With?
Suppose you lease or possess a car, truck, or SUV and have had to visit a dealership on various occasions for the same or similar issues with your vehicle. In that case, it is advised that you should consider contacting a lemon law attorney before responding to a class action notice.
In many states, such as California, the state lemon law is very protective. It might entitle you to a significant amount more in compensation than what you will get by submitting a class action claim. In some states, you might even be allowed to have the manufacturer repurchase your vehicle from you.
However, if you fail to opt-out of a class action by the stated deadline, then there is a possibility that you could lose your right to bring any claims for individual compensation in the future.
Receive a class action notice in the mail for a vehicle you’ve already had issues with. You should immediately contact Scott Law Group P.C. The deadline to file a claim or opt-out is usually only a few months from when you receive the Notice.
A lemon law attorney in your state in California can advise you how to respond to a class action notice to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
If you need a professional lemon lawyer for your case, contact us right away!