Although a hearing is less formal than a court trial, you must still prove your case to the Administrative Law Judge. You must prove that:
A vehicle`s value may be decreased by paint flaws or any other condition that would lead a buyer to pay substantially less than the market price for a comparable vehicle that does not have the defect. A serious safety hazard is a lifethreatening malfunction that impedes your ability to control or operate the vehicle normally or that creates a substantial risk of fire or explosion.
TxDOT attorneys conduct the hearings, which usually last two to four hours. These attorneys (administrative law judges or ALJs`s) travel across the state to locations convenient to consumers. The judge does not represent either party at the hearing, but reaches a decision based on the evidence presented.
Proof elements here are described in layman`s terms. The actual legal provisions are found in &se4ct;6.07 of the V.T.C.S. Article 4413(36).
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