If your vehicle fails to meet the manufacturer’s warranty after a reasonable number of repair attempts, then it is a “lemon” and you are entitled to a refund or a replacement vehicle. If your vehicle is not determined to be a lemon, you may be entitled to receive cash compensation under the lemon laws for the diminished value of your vehicle.
1) Client Intake
2) Pre-Litigation Claim Resolution
3) Filing Suit
If we cannot settle the claim through the prelitigation process or the manufacturer does not have a group to contact, we’ll file suit.
The costs of filing suit are paid for by the Robison Lemon Law Group and do not come from our clients as the Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty Statutes include provisions that allow us to recover the costs related to your claim from the manufacturer.
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An exception to this is any claim that falls solely under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). These claims are generally those for commercial vehicles (ie. heavy duty trucks) that are not manufactured for personal use. In these cases, a contingency agreement is signed with our clients.
Under these agreements, our firm retains a percentage of any recovery received to recoup these costs and fees. If no recovery is received, our clients are still not responsible for the payment of these costs and fees.
4) Once a Case is Filed
We zealously work to gather all the necessary documentation to pursue the claim while attempting to resolve the matter with the manufacturer.
It is also important to note that each case is different and not all timelines are the same. Some cases may settle quickly, while others take a bit more time. Either way, throughout the entire process our firm will regularly communicate with you and keep you up to date.
After the case is filed, we enter the discovery phase. During this time, we collect all the information necessary to pursue your lemon law and/or breach of warranty claim and provide copies of these documents to the manufacturer.
We strongly recommend that if you are still having problems with your vehicle, that you return to the dealership during this time and report the defect. Please be sure to obtain a repair order every time you visit the dealership for a problem.
Some states, such as PA and NJ, have an arbitration process that helps resolve many lemon law and breach of warranty claims. Many cases are able to settle prior to attending arbitration, but others may have to go forward.
Arbitration permits both sides to come before neutral legal professionals and argue their case. At this time, you will answer questions related to your claim and explain why your vehicle violates lemon law and/or the breach of warranty statues. An attorney from our group will attend the arbitration with you and walk you through the entire process.
A decision is generally received within seven (7) to ten (10) days after the arbitration. If either side disagrees with the decision, an appeal can be filed within thirty (30) days of the date of the arbitration.