Is an expert testimony a must in lemon law?

Posted October 24, 2019 by allenstewartpc

Under the provisions of Lemon Law New Car in California, an expert witness is not necessary. However, arranging for such testimony can prove to be a vital differentiator between the plaintiff (i.e. the car buyer) winning the case or losing it.

it is important to note that the weightage given to expert testimony will vary from case to case. One instance we may see both trial courts and appeals court favoring the need for an expert testimony. On the other hand, there have been many cases where the plaintiff didn’t have to present such expert testimony, but yet managed to secure a successful verdict in his favor.

When is expert testimony needed?

An attorney will advise you whether or not your case will require expert testimony under California Lemon Law New Car. Such experts are very hard to maintain for the duration of the case and not many people prefer incurring this additional expense. However, they may come in handy when the nature of the defect is not apparently visible or easily explainable to the layperson. In case the court needs some strong basis other than plaintiff testimony, then such cases may necessitate the presence of an expert testimony to lend more credibility to the case.

In the absence of expert testimony, if the court finds insufficient evidence to rule against the defendant then the plaintiff may run the risk of losing the lemon law case. This is why many attorneys prefer getting an expert witness. They then testify that the nature of the problem is problem, verify that the problem indeed remains irreparable, and that, as a result, it may severely compromise the performance or safety of the car.

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Last Updated October 24, 2019