Lemon Law Attorneys in Pennsylvania
Having a vehicle that requires constant repair can quickly leave you with a sour taste in your mouth. Learn when your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, how hiring a lemon law attorney can help you, and how to deal with a lemon.
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The idea of going against a major corporation, such as an automobile manufacturer, can be quite intimidating. That's why obtaining the services of a lawyer may be beneficial to you. When you set out to find an attorney, be sure to look for someone who has experience with lemon law cases.
You'll want to ask about his or her:
- Case track record.
- Lemon law experience.
- Fee policy.
In addition, it's also important to remember to trust your intuition. With tens of thousands of dollars on the line, you'll want a lawyer you trust to successfully resolve your case.
Your vehicle may be considered a lemon if it has a defect that substantially impairs the use, value or safety of it within 1 year after delivery, or 12,000 miles of use, or the term of the manufacturer's express warranty, whichever comes first.
If the issue cannot be repaired in reasonable time, you may be eligible for:
- Replacement vehicle.
- A refund of the purchase price you paid, less a limited allowance for use.
For more specific details, please refer to our Lemon Law in Pennsylvania page.
In Pennsylvania, the Attorney General oversees lemon law issues. If you have any questions that are not answered here, you can reach their hotline at (800) 441-2555. You are responsible for delivering the vehicle to the manufacturer's authorized repair facility unless the delivery would be unreasonably difficult to do.
In that circumstance, you must provide written notice to the manufacturer so other arrangements can be made to transport the vehicle, at no expense to you.
Each time your vehicle undergoes a repair attempt, the repair facility must provide a detailed statement itemizing all repairs made, as well as the cost of parts and labor.
If your vehicle is not repaired after a reasonable amount of attempts and time to repair, contact the manufacturer's zone representative at the telephone number listed in the owner's manual of your vehicle.
If the representative is unable to rectify the defect, you may request an arbitration through the manufacturer's dispute settlement program. If the manufacturer does not offer an arbitration program there are other third party options.
The arbitration decision is binding on the manufacturer, but not on you. That means if you're unsatisfied with the decision, you may proceed further with a lawsuit.
In the case that you're entering arbitration or a lawsuit, an attorney with lemon law experience can work with you to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.