How a Lemon Claim Proceeds
If you have purchased a defective vehicle (Take the PA Lemon Law Test to see if your vehicle qualifies), then your first step should be to hire a Lemon Law Attorney. There is absolutely no reason to attempt to handle a claim on your own, because your Attorney (Greg Artim) will handle the case for Free. In Pennsylvania, the Lemon Law provides for recovery of your Attorney Fees, so we pursue the claim for you, at no cost, and then receive our fees from the Manufacturer of your lemon.
Once you have hired our firm, the next step will be for you to forward all of the relevant vehicle documentation to our office. Important documents include the Purchase Agreement, the Financing Agreement, the Vehicle Registration, the Repair Invoices, any documentation received from the Manufacturer or Dealer and a copy of the Manufacturer’s Warranty. After review of the documents, I will send a letter to the Manufacturer asking them to buy back your lemon. Concurrent with that, I will begin the informal dispute resolution process. This often includes filing an Arbitration claim with your local Better Business Bureau office.
The Pennsylvania Lemon Law requires the vehicle owner to partake in this informal dispute resolution process prior to filing a lawsuit against the Manufacturer. The BBB will issue a decision, usually within a month of the filing of the claim, and you can choose to accept or reject their decision. If you reject their decision, I will file a lawsuit against the Manufacturer. At that point, we prepare as if we are going to trial. All the while, throughout the entire process, I remain in contact with the Manufacturer and its representatives attempting to work out a settlement in your favor. These cases rarely go to trial, of course, the final resolution of your matter is dependent upon the strength and merits of your claim.If you have any questions regarding the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, please contact our office at 1-888-LEMON-44 or send an Email to mailto:email@example.com