Is Arbitration The Right Way To Settle Consumer Disputes?
When confronted by a disgruntled consumer, many manufacturers will suggest that the matter be handled through arbitration. It is important to remember that the California Lemon Law contains no requirement for disputes to be handled in an arbitration setting. At The Law Office of Lawrence J. Hutchens, we strongly advise our clients not to proceed through arbitration without an experienced attorney. In this method of dispute resolution, the manufacturer has essentially “stacked the deck” in its favor. It will hire from its approved list of arbitrators who will, intentionally or not, err on the side of the manufacturer. By hiring a skilled lawyer, you can rest assured that your best interests will always be our priority.
Is arbitration right for you?
As experienced Los Angeles lemon law attorneys, we can understand the allure of settling a dispute through arbitration. It is an opportunity for two parties to come together to discuss a problem and work toward a satisfactory conclusion. In many instances, however, car and RV manufacturers try to select the arbitrator for these matters. This can lead to an atmosphere of preferential treatment rather than the neutral third-party arbitrator who is desired. Make sure your rights are being protected and prioritized by consulting with the attorneys at The Law Office of Lawrence J. Hutchens.