Pennsylvania Lemon Law Lawyers
A vehicle can be a large investment for most consumers and in exchange, consumers expect the manufacturer to stand behind their product and provide adequate customer care when the vehicle fails. However, many consumers soon realize, this is not always the case. With an attorney by your side, you not only have a guide through the legal process but someone with the knowledge and experience to confront your vehicle’s manufacturer and demand compensation.
Frequently, when attempting to resolve the matter without an attorney, a consumer will present what seems like an adequate offer, when really, the law entitles you to more. This is why it is important to have an attorney from the Robison Lemon Law Group by your side to get you every bit you deserve.
About Pennsylvania Lemon Laws
PA Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty protects consumers who purchase or lease a vehicle that requires repetitive visits to the dealership or more than a month out of service for the same substantial defect. If this is the case, you may be entitled to a repurchase, replacement or cash settlement.
Why You Need a Pennsylvania Lemon Law Lawyer
As a vehicle owner, you have the right to represent yourself in pursuing a lemon law claim. However, you should know that Manufacturers are counting on you to be unaware of the complexities of the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state-wide Pennsylvania lemon laws.
Car companies are also prepared with financial and legal resources and can easily mount a lengthy, time-consuming and costly legal battle. If you represent yourself, a single mistake in filing or a missed deadline can reduce your claim to months of wasted time without the compensation you deserve.
That’s why hiring a Pennsylvania lemon law lawyer is the key to winning your claim. Among the legal expertise provided by a qualified attorney for lemon law, a lawyer can also do the following:
- Navigate the complexities of federal and Pennsylvania lemon laws in order to hold manufacturers and dealers responsible for defective vehicles covered under warranty.
- Collect all of the necessary evidence and documentation needed for your lemon law claim. This includes sales and lease agreements, records of repair attempts, the manufacturer’s warranty, and more. All of this will be needed to support your claim.
- Communicate and negotiate with manufacturers. It is common for these companies to intimidate unsuspecting vehicle owners pursuing their own lemon law claims. So, it’s important for vehicle owners to be as prepared as possible. While a lemon law attorney may be able to resolve by negotiating directly, your lawyer will also be prepared to litigate a lemon law claim if necessary.
- Get you the compensation you deserve. Under state laws, a Pennsylvania lemon law attorney will advocate for your compensation, whether through a buyback and replacement vehicle or a cash settlement.
Pennsylvania Lemon Law Requirements
For any lemon law claim made in Pennsylvania, defective vehicles must meet these criteria:
- Vehicles purchased or leased new
- That exhibit a defect within the first year or 12,000 miles of ownership
- The defect requires multiple trips to the dealership or a lengthy time out of service:
- This means 3 visits to the dealership and the problem continues to exist
- 30 or more cumulative days out of service
- The defect must also substantially impair the use and value of safety of the vehicle
Examples of defects that fall under PA Lemon Law
- Failure to start
- Electrical defects that cause the vehicle not to recognize when the FOB is in the vehicle
- Transmission defects that result in a failure to shift gears or move the vehicle
- Engine failure
Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Requirements
- The defect must arise during the manufacturer’s original warranty period
- You must return at least once during this period for the defect
- This is a strict requirement, even one day or one mile after the warranty expires put your outside the coverage for breach of warranty
- The vehicle must be delivered to the dealership too many times for the same problem:
- This means 3 or more visits to the dealership; or
- 30 or more days out of service
Some examples of defects that fall under Breach of Warranty Are*:
- Radio and Bluetooth failures
- Sunroof defects
- Rattle/vibrations in the vehicle
- Engine failures
- The failure of the manufacturer to pay for a warrantable defect causing you to pay out of pocket for repairs
Free Consultation With Our Pennsylvania Lemon Law Attorneys
To ensure that you receive damages to the full extent of the law, it is important to have a lemon law attorney by your side. If we take on your claim, we do not get paid until you do, so we do our best to make sure the process as efficient and swift as possible.
Even if you think it is premature, it is important to contact us today for a free evaluation and helpful tips on how to best support your claim.
*The items included in this may also qualify for lemon law depending on the severity of the defect
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