Can I Resolve This on My Own?

May 18, 2020

You’ve worked hard to earn the money to buy a new car and expect it to perform up to high  standards of quality, performance, reliability and safety. Then, something goes wrong. It could be a minor defect like a windshield wiper, or something far more serious. Perhaps it’s a software glitch that controls the car’s electronics. Even worse are defects in the steering assembly, engine, or braking system, all of which increase the risk of serious accidents and injuries. One of the most widely reported problems in recent years has been airbags that either fail to deploy or explode, sending deadly metal fragments into the cabin.

Although you may be protected under the manufacturer’s warranty, what happens after you’ve taken the vehicle in for multiple repairs, or it’s been off the road for an extended period of time, and the problem has not been resolved? You may find yourself frustrated and angry as you realize you’ve got a lemon on your hands. That’s the bad news. The good news is that an experienced Lemon Law attorney can help you obtain significant compensation.

Timothy Abeel & Associates is the premier consumer law firm serving clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We are well versed in the applicable state Lemon Law and federal warranty laws and have a well earned reputation for fighting for the rights of our clients.

Why You Need a Lemon Law Attorney

Some people may be tempted to handle a Lemon Law claim on their own, and save money on attorneys fees. This might not be the best idea, however, because these consumer protection laws are complicated, with deadlines, mileage limits and procedural rules that apply. A mistake or a missed deadline means that your claim will likely be denied. An experienced attorney can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and make sure you get the full value of your claim. Ultimately, having proper legal representation is the best way to get claim approved, get a new vehicle, or get your money back.

Lemon Law Attorney’s Fees

Many people think that hiring a lawyer is expensive and that they can’t afford it. But did you know that the Lemon Laws in every state require the manufacturer to pay for attorney fees if the claim prevails?

Ultimately, these laws include legal fees as part of the recoverable damages as a way to incentivize manufacturers to resolve claims quickly. Moreover, you will ultimately receive more money to pay for your damages since your attorney does not take a percentage of your recovery.

At Timothy Abeel & Associates, we never charge upfront fees. Instead, we keep track of our time and expenses, such as filing fees and administrative costs and then bill the manufacturer. If the manufacturer refuses to pay, we will ask the court to issue an order forcing the manufacturer to pay.

Lemon Law is a Unique Area of Law

While becoming an attorney takes years of education, most law schools don’t teach Lemon Law. This is a unique practice area, and it takes hard work and dedication to become a knowledgeable consumer law attorney. Just like you wouldn’t go to a podiatrist for heart surgery, you shouldn’t call a criminal defense attorney to handle your Lemon Law claim.

At Timothy Abeel & Associates, we are exclusively focused on consumer law. Our legal team has decades of experience helping car buyers and lessees obtain the compensation they deserve. We will take the time to understand your vehicle and its repair history and will only pursue a claim if we believe it is valid. By relying on a network of reputable mechanics to assess what is wrong with your vehicle, we can help you obtain the maximum recovery in the minimal amount of time.

Why You Should Call Our Lemon Law PA Law Firm

If your vehicle was not repaired after numerous attempts or has been out of service for an extended period of time, you may have a valid Lemon Law claim. Our attorneys work closely with each client and encourage their participation in their case. We explain all the details and are always available to respond to questions and concerns.

Although we prefer to reach negotiated settlements, we are fully prepared to litigate any matter in court. Our guiding principle is to hold automakers accountable and fight for the rights of our clients. If your claim is successful, you may be entitled to a repurchase, a replacement vehicle, or cash compensation, as well as reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. We are fierce advocates who will give you honest advice and make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our office today for a free consultation or fill out the contact form on our website.

Experiencing Similar Issues?

If your car was manufactured between 2019 and 2024 we may be able to help. Contact us for more information.