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Want to sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court?

Your Guide to Sue Frontier Airlines in Small Claims Court

Chances are your contract has some fine print that prohibits you from pursuing a lot of legal actions against the company but one thing you can do is sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court. We explain the steps to follow and present an alternative method with which we can help: consumer arbitration.

 

1

Make sure the claim qualifies.

If you are ready to sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court, you have to make sure that your claim qualifies. There are different parameters for small claims court that are unique.

The type of compensation

Small claims courts differ from other courts because they usually limit your options. In most cases you can ask for two types of compensation:

  1. Monetary: a dollar figure
  2. Equitable: anything other than money

However, most small claims courts will only accept requests for monetary compensation. So if something was damaged like physical property and you want it replaced or repaired, you would have to convert the cost for the value of those replacements or repairs to a dollar figure and add that into what you are asking for when you sue  Frontier Airlines in small claims court. request for monetary compensation. 

This leads to the second qualifier. 

The amount of compensation

The second qualifier is the amount of compensation that you can ask for when you sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court. Each state has different but they each have maximum limitations for the claim some of which go as low as $2,500 others as high as $10,000. You can find your state limits here.

 

If for some reason your claim doesn’t qualify and you can’t sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court you still have options. At FairShake we can help you file a claim and guide you through binding arbitration

 

Contact FairShake today to start your claim.

 

2

Send a demand letter.

Before you actually visit the courthouse there are a few more steps to follow. You have to send a demand letter to the company before you sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court, asking them to resolve the issue voluntarily. This letter can contain just a few sentences.

 

Explain your contact information, what the problem is, maybe what steps you have taken already, and how you want the company to fix it now. When you are done, send a hard copy to the official mailing address:

FRONTIER AIRLINES, INC.
Corporation Service Company
1900 W. Littleton Boulevard
Littleton, CO 80120

If you would like examples of demand letters or more information about how to write them, you can find an excellent guide here.

3

Fill out court forms.

Assuming that you received no response to your demand letter the next step when you sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court is to fill out the right paperwork. Every state court is different in terms of what paperwork they require of you.

Find your state court website here, and find out what papers you have to fill out and what forms your county might also require.

Be sure to have enough copies. Most courts require you complete three or four copies before you head to the courthouse.

4

File with the court.

Now you have to take those copies and file them officially with the court.

When you do this in most cases you have to bring the documents physically to the court, to present them in person. If you are lucky you might live in a place that allows you to submit the forms in the mail, via fax, or online.

You will have to pay a fee before you can sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court. The clerk will take your documents, stamp them, give you back your copies, and give you a court date.

5

“Serve” Frontier Airlines.

You’ve done a great deal of work so far but it’s not over yet. The next step when you sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court is to officially serve the company. This is a legal process where you notify them that they are being sued.

To do this you have to give them their copy of the documents you filed with the court, which is why you were required to fill out so many before you went to court. There are different rules for this process depending on where you live.

Look at your state court website for more information on the steps. Make sure you follow each and everyone. Failure to follow even a single step can cause your case to be thrown out with no compensation.

 

6

Show up for court.

When you file your forms and the clerk gives you a court date, make sure you mark that date on your calendar.

Check ahead of time so you know which Courthouse to visit. Bring a copy of the forms you filed and any other evidence you have to back up why you decided to sue Frontier Airlines in small claims court.

This is where the judge will review the case and make a decision. It might happen quickly but it might take a few weeks.

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