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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Cost of Filing a Lemon Law Claim

We want to address one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Timothy Abeel & Associates, P.C.:

How much is this going to cost?

New Jersey and Pennsylvania Lemon Laws each include a fee-shifting provision, which requires the motor vehicle manufacturer to pay all attorney fees and legal costs if the consumer wins the case. This is in addition to the money the consumer recovers for repairs and/or the full amount of the car from the manufacturer. As we've stated elsewhere on our site, consumer protection laws provide that attorney fees and costs are paid by the "losing party" or the manufacturer. Our firm covers our clients' costs, including court fees, attorney fees and experts costs, regardless of whether or not you win the case. So there are no upfront or hidden out-of-pocket expenses. We only get paid if we get you a settlement, and we'll put that in writing.

Think your car, truck or SUV is a lemon? We'll help you determine the next steps and provide you with individualized attention regarding your specific legal situation. We always strive to settle cases out of court, but we're prepared to go there if necessary, and will fight to get you the best settlement possible. In order to get you back on the road with money back in your pocket as soon as possible, we'll work aggressively to settle your case within the first 30 to 60 days. 

All Makes and Models – All Sorts of Problems...

At Timothy Abeel & Associates, P.C. we handle lemon law claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for all makes and models from Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GM...to Volvo. Whether you have a Ford that has a bucking transmission, a Jeep with a water leak or a Sonata that stalls out – we can help. 

Hyundai, KIA or Honda navigation systems that black out, blue tooth systems that don’t connect – we can help get you a new car, full refund or cash settlement. 

Nissan CVT transmission problem? Airbag light ON with someone in the passenger seat? Tire pressure light ON? An experienced Lemon Law attorney can help! Contact a Lemon Law attorney for a free consultation today!


Sunday, January 19, 2014

AVVO is a great tool /web site to use before you choose a lawyer.

        When selecting a lawyer there are many options in the marketplace.  You want to choose a lawyer that primarily practices in the area of law that you need assistance with, the same way you would choose a doctor.  You wouldn’t select a doctor that is a knee specialist if you have a heart problem.  Therefore if you have a car that is a “lemon” it is important to use an attorney that focuses on consumer law – lemon law cases as their primary practice.  This attorney will know all the tricks of the trade and potential pitfalls to avoid for your case so that you can get the best settlement. 

         AVVO is a great tool /web site to use before you select a lawyer.  You will be able to see what past clients have said about the lawyer you may hire and what types of results that lawyer has been able to achieve.  You will also be able to see whether a lawyer has ever been disciplined by their state bar at any time.  

         Whether past clients were happy with the way that lawyer handled their case is an important indicator as to how your potential case will be handled by the lawyer.  Your case may be resolved rather quickly or may take several months to reach a resolution.  Therefore it is important to choose a lawyer that other clients were happy with, as you will want a lawyer that handles your case diligently.  A lawyer that timely returns your phone calls or emails, doesn’t make you feel like your just a # and has a track record of fighting the more difficult cases. 

        If you purchased a new or used vehicle in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and ended up with a lemon vehicle, call us for a free consultation at 1-888-830-1474.   My firm will be able to quickly determine whether you are entitled to a new car, full refund or a cash settlement under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, New Jersey Lemon Law or other consumer protection statutes.  Both Rich Scholer and I have been helping consumers for a combined decade.   We will work to either get your case settled quickly or take the case to Court to a get you a great result.   


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Q : What type of car do I drive?

Q : What type of car do I drive? 

A:  It doesn’t matter …

      One of the most common questions I get as a consumer lawyer from clients and friends is – “Tim – what do you drive??”   

     The answer is…… it doesn’t matter.   All manufacturers produce a certain amount of lemon/defective/problematic vehicles a year.  No one has figured out how to build the perfect car.  

      It is always a good idea to research your potential new vehicle before you buy.  Make use of independent sources such as Consumer Reports and Kelly Blue Book.   But again, all manufacturers have a certain % of cars that come off the line with problems that are dangerous or time consuming to repair.  Especially as technology becomes more present in cars, more things can go wrong and the issues can be complicated to rectify.    That is why lemon laws and other consumer protection laws were created, a consumer should not have to keep a new car that has problems which effect the vehicle’s use, value or safety.

      If you are one of the unfortunate people to end up with a lemon vehicle, call us for a free consultation.  My firm will be able to quickly determine whether you are entitled to a new car, full refund or a cash settlement under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, New Jersey Lemon Law or other consumer protection statutes.   The firm is able to represent consumers for free because consumer protection laws, such as the lemon law, make the losing party pay for your legal fees and costs.   Both Rich Scholer and I have been helping consumers for a combined decade.   We will work to either get your case settled quickly or take the case to Court to a get you a great result.   

         Call 1-888-830-1474 if you have a new or used vehicle that has had problems while under warranty that the dealer can’t repair.  

            


Sunday, January 12, 2014

BIG WARRANTIES DON’T ALWAYS EQUAL A GREAT OWNERSHIP EXPERIENCE

      A lot of car manufacturers out there are offering huge warranties on their new cars.  5 years – 50,000 miles or 10 year – 100,000 bumper-to-bumper warranties.   Consumers are lured to these new vehicles with big warranties with the belief that these warranties implicitly state that the car will be a great car.  

      What can go wrong?? ….. The car is covered for such a long period of time….   Unfortunately the warranty is not a guarantee that nothing will go wrong, the warranty is in place if something does go wrong, the dealership will repair the issue free of charge.   In the case of these new vehicles with huge warranties, the trend seems to be what can go wrong will go wrong.    

      That is why consumer protection laws are in place, you should not be required to keep bringing your car back into the dealer for unlimited amount of repairs just because the car is covered under a big warranty.  Consumer protection laws state that a manufacturer, via their authorized repair dealerships, must repair your vehicle in a reasonable time.  If they do not – you may be entitled to a new car, full refund or cash settlement. 

      If you purchased a new or used vehicle in Pennsylvania or New Jersey and ended up with a lemon vehicle, call us for a free consultation.  My firm will be able to quickly determine whether you are entitled to a new car, full refund or a cash settlement under the Pennsylvania Lemon Law, New Jersey Lemon Law or other consumer protection statutes.   The firm is able to represent consumers for free because consumer protection laws, such as the lemon law, make the losing party pay for your legal fees and costs.   Both Rich Scholer and I have been helping consumers for a combined decade.   We will work to either get your case settled quickly or take the case to Court to a get you a great result.   Call 1-888-830-1474 if you have a new or used vehicle that has had problems while under warranty that the dealer can’t repair.  

 

 


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