Why Now Is The Best Time For Lemon Law.
Most people don't know their rights under CA's Lemon Law.
Lemon Law has always suffered from one thing: a lack of exposure. Most people, lawyers included, don’t know exactly what California’s Lemon Law is or what vehicle owners or lessees are entitled to. Now is the best time for Lemon Law because most California residents are curious to know what types of programs they may qualify for to recover much needed compensation in an economic downturn. That’s where California’s Lemon Law comes in.
Continue reading to discover if you qualify under California’s Lemon Law, and if so, what compensation you can expect in return.
What exactly is a "Lemon?"
A “Lemon” is a term most commonly used to describe a defective vehicle that is still covered by the vehicle manufacturer’s warranty. A Lemon typically has been in for service or repair with the dealership on multiple occasions, or on one or more prolonged occasions. The manufacturer, through its dealership(s), has made “reasonable repair attempts,” and still cannot fix the vehicle’s defect(s).
Although there is no set number for “reasonable repair attempts,” California’s Lemon Law has a “presumption,” or a set of guidelines, to determine when a “reasonable number” of repair attempts have been made.
The California Lemon Law covers new and used vehicles sold or leased in California that come with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty.
Contact our Santa Monica Lemon Law lawyers to discuss the details of your potential case.
What do I get if I have a Lemon?
If you purchased a Lemon in California, you are entitled to:
- Force the manufacturer to either (A) repurchase your car, after deducting the usage deduction from the car’s price (recommended); or (B) replace your car with a new one (not recommended).
- Force the manufacturer to reimburse all the incidental damages incurred. This includes things such as tow charges, rental charges, etc. This does not include things like insurance payments, etc.
- Force the manufacturer pay a “civil penalty” if they purposefully violated California’s Lemon Law (rare).
- (This one is our favorite!) Force the manufacturer to pay our fees and costs, so you don’t have to pay a penny.
Contact us even if you don't have a case quite yet.
Most of our clients don’t have a perfect case the first time they contact us. We take a look at their current service records, or if they have none, we simply discuss the problems they’re describing. We then advise them on how to hold the dealership accountable for their issues, and increase the likelihood of having a successful case. All of this at no charge to them. That’s right, a completely free consultation.
Free case evaluation.
Speak with a top-rated Santa Monica Lemon Law lawyer today to understand your rights before they expire. Time is of the essence.