The Law Offices of Consumer Law Experts, PC is delighted to represent clients throughout Anaheim as California’s leading lemon law firms. Our attorneys are among the finest at what they do with an incredible track record of success in assisting consumers in California receive compensation for their lemons.
No matter what car, make, or model you own, if you have purchased or leased a lemon, our team will hold the manufacturer accountable and help you receive the justice you deserve.
There are no upfront expenses or retainer fees when you work with the Lemon Law Experts. Our lemon law attorneys work on a contingency basis and are not compensated unless they settle your case, so there is no risk when you hire our team. You can rest assured that our team of Experts will work diligently to seek the best outcome for your case.
We know how stressful owning or leasing a lemon can be, that is why our team is ready to defend your legal rights and see that you receive the justice and compensation that you deserve as quickly as possible.
Our expert team of Anaheim lemon law attorneys will go above and beyond to maximize the recovery that you receive, just as we have for thousands of other Californians. If you live in the area and are experiencing problems with a car you have just purchased or leased, let us know.
What are my legal rights under California’s Lemon Law?
Fortunately for Anaheim residents, California has some of the most consumer-friendly lemon laws in the country. Section 1790 of California’s Song-Beverly Act gives you certain legal rights if you have purchased or leased a lemon, which includes the following protections:
- You withhold the legal right to request that the manufacturer fulfills the terms of their warranty
- If the manufacturer cannot fix your car’s problems within a reasonable number of repair attempts, they are required by law to replace or repurchase your car
- You have the right to file a lemon law claim against the manufacturer within four years of the purchase date of your car
California’s Lemon Law Legal Presumption sets forth guidelines to help you determine what a “reasonable number of repair attempts” is. Generally, this number is 4 repair attempts for any safety defect and at least two repairs for safety defects that can cause injury or death to you or your occupants.
If any of these scenarios sound familiar, it is possible that your car may be a lemon:
- Your car has been repaired at least four times for the same safety defect
- Your car has been repaired at least twice for the same severe safety defect that can result in injury or death
- Your car has spent over 30 calendar days out of service for repairs.
You may be wondering what a legal presumption is. A legal presumption is a legal principle that allows a judge to assume a fact is true based on the evidence. The lemon law presumption differs from state to state. In California, the state lemon law presumption presumes that a car is lemon if you are experiencing manufacturing issues within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles of purchasing or leasing your car.
If you can demonstrate any of the scenarios above in court, then your car is presumed to be a lemon and the judge will inform the jury that you have met the legal burden of demonstrating that you have made a reasonable number of attempts to fix the lemon. The burden then transfers to the defending party, which is generally the auto manufacturer.
What if my car doesn’t fit the lemon law legal presumption?
You may still have a successful lemon law claim even if your car does not perfectly meet the presumption. Consumers often research their situation online and come to falsely believe that because the facts of their case do not meet the presumption, their lemon law claim is invalid.
Our team of California lemon law attorneys regularly works with consumers who own or lease vehicles that do not fit the presumption. You may still qualify for compensation for the diminished value of your vehicle, even if your vehicle’s issues occur outside of the first 18 months or 18,000 miles if you can demonstrate that the first repair on your vehicle was performed at an authorized dealership during the warranty period
Manufacturing defects that qualify for lemon law protections are typically any issue that affects major systems of the car, such as the
- Air bag
- Automatic braking
- Steering system, and more
To qualify for lemon law relief, the problem with your vehicle must affect its safety, use, or value. The range of issues that are eligible for compensation is incredibly wide to the point where it is impossible to list all the lemon problems that qualify. Anything from malfunctional air conditioning systems to complete engine failure is covered.
Ultimately, you will need assistance from an experienced lemon law attorney to determine if your car’s problems are eligible for relief under California Lemon Law.
The best way to know with certainty that your car is a lemon is by speaking with a qualified lemon law attorney in Anaheim. A highly skilled lemon law attorney can review the unique facts of your situation and determine if you have a valid lemon law claim. If you have a valid claim, your attorney can give you a better idea of how much you could receive through a lemon law refund or settlement.
What would I receive if I own or lease a lemon?
There are various legal remedies available under California Lemon Law if you purchase or lease a lemon. You could be eligible for cash compensation, a replacement vehicle, or a lemon law refund.
In a “cash and keep” settlement, you can receive cash compensation for the diminished value of your lemon, however, you keep the car, and the manufacturer does not offer to repurchase it. If you receive a replacement vehicle, it will generally be of a new model year and similar make to the lemon, which the manufacturer is obligated to take back.
The most common and perhaps best legal remedy for lemon law claims is the lemon law refund, also known as a “lemon law buyback” or “lemon law repurchase.” If you receive a lemon law refund, the manufacturer is required by law to reimburse you for all the expenses associated with your lemon, this includes fees such as:
- Down payment
- Monthly payments
- Loan balance
- Towing fees
- Rental car fees
- Legal fees and more
The manufacturer is obligated by state law to cover all incidental and consequential damages you incurred due to your lemon, including your attorney fees. Keep in mind that the manufacturer is permitted to subtract a usage fee from your settlement, which would be a fee covering the number of miles in which your vehicle was working properly.
If you are searching for lemon law legal assistance in Anaheim, you have come to the right place. The Lemon Law Experts can help you determine whether you qualify for compensation through a quick and confidential case analysis, at no cost to you.
If it is determined that you have a valid lemon law claim, our team of Experts is ready to assist you throughout the lemon law process if you decide to file a suit against your car’s manufacturer.
Work with Winning Anaheim Lemon Lawyers
If you live in Anaheim and believe that you may have purchased or leased a lemon, the Lemon Law Experts are here to help. Because lemon laws can be complex and difficult to interpret on your own, it is crucial to speak with an expert lemon law attorney about your individual circumstances. Any one of our highly skilled Lemon Law Experts is more than happy to assist you in determining if you have a valid lemon law claim and how to proceed.
As California’s top lemon law firm, The Lemon Law Experts have helped countless Anaheim residents in recovering compensation for their lemons. Our attorneys are here to defend your legal rights and see that you receive the compensation and justice that you deserve.
No matter what type of vehicle you own, a car, motorcycle, RV, or other vehicle, we will make every effort to resolve your case as quickly and as effectively as possible so that you can return to the road with a vehicle that you and your friends and family can feel safe in.
Do not hesitate to reach out when help is only a click or phone call away. Driving a car with serious safety defects can be dangerous. To keep you and your loved ones safe, we highly recommend that you contact our team as soon as possible.
The manufacturer is obligated by law to cover your legal fees and expenses, so there is no reason to delay in making a claim. Call us at 877-885-5366 or fill out an online form on our website for free consultation and case analysis to see if you qualify.