Airman Settles Vehicle Warranty Dispute With Pro Bono Attorney Help
An Air Force servicemember and his spouse purchased a used vehicle and a three year warranty. Approximately four months after the purchase, the vehicle started having major problems, such as reverting to limp mode when driving up a hill, which required a few thousand dollars in repairs. The insurance company was refusing to pay for the repairs, even though the repairs appear to be covered by the warranty. The ABA Military Pro Bono Project was able to refer the airman to an experienced pro bono attorney who, within less than two months of receiving the case, was able to negotiate a settlement of the matter on terms very favorable to the servicemember. As a result, due to the efforts of his volunteer attorney, the airman and his wife will soon be compensated for the repair of their vehicle while avoiding the time, expense and stress of engaging in formal legal proceedings.