Fontana Lemon Law Attorney
When you buy a car, you want to be sure that it will run properly—not constantly experience problems. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. That’s where California’s renowned Lemon Law comes in.
This law is designed to keep buyers’ rights protected and make sure consumers receive justice for their purchase. Our skilled Lemon Law lawyers in Fontana are here to assist you in substantiating your case and demanding the full compensation that you deserve. Don’t just let your lemon ride slip away; lean on our highly experienced lawyers to ensure you get the restitution or refund that is rightfully owed to you.
What Is a Lemon?
In California, a “lemon” is defined as any motor vehicle that has a defect or condition that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety. This can include issues such as:
- Frequent breakdowns or repeated repairs
- Significant body defects that affect the vehicle’s appearance or performance
- Transmission problems
- Engine or engine-component defects
- Defective brakes
- Defective steering or suspension systems
- Electrical system defects
- Cooling system issues
- Excessive oil consumption
- Defective airbags or other safety features
It is important to note that not all vehicle problems will qualify as a lemon under the law. Our experienced Lemon Law attorneys in Fontana can review your case and help determine if you have a valid claim.
Legal Timelines and Other Factors
Once you have determined whether your case qualifies as a lemon, there are other factors to consider. California’s Lemon Law requires that the defective vehicle be repeatedly repaired under a manufacturer’s warranty and purchased or leased in the state of California unless you are active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces in which case the Active Duty Military Exception applies.
The California Lemon Law also presumes your vehicle is a lemon if it was repaired 4 or more times for the same issues or 2 ore more times for a substantial safety defect within 18 months of purchase or 18,000 miles of use—whichever comes first. The facts of your case do not have to meet the lemon law presumption in order to qualify for lemon law relief.
It is also important to note that while California’s Lemon Law applies to both new and used vehicles, the legal timelines may differ. For example, if a used vehicle was purchased as-is without any warranties, it would not qualify for Lemon Law protection under the state’s statutes.
The statute of limitations for filing a Lemon Law claim in California is four years from the date of delivery or discovery of the defect, whichever comes first. Our attorneys in Fontana can review your case and help determine if you have a valid Lemon Law claim.
What Can Our Fontana Lemon Law Attorneys Do for You?
Our attorneys have extensive experience handling Lemon Law claims and understand the unique considerations associated with each case. We can review your situation and provide detailed guidance on the best course of action. If you have a valid claim, we will aggressively pursue it and work hard to get you the befitting compensation you deserve.
We understand that dealing with a Lemon vehicle can be frustrating and stressful. That is why we will take care of everything for you. We will handle all communications with the manufacturer and their legal representatives and keep you informed of any developments in your case.
Your Compensation Options
Depending on the specifics of your case, you may be eligible for one or more types of compensation. This could include:
- Replacement Vehicle: If the manufacturer is unable to repair your vehicle, they may be required to provide you with a replacement of a similar make and model. You will be responsible for any difference in price and the usage fee for the time you drove the vehicle problem-free.
- Refund: You may be eligible for a full or partial refund of the purchase price, including all fees and taxes, minus a usage fee for the time you drove the vehicle without any problems.
- Cash Settlement: If a replacement or refund is not possible, the manufacturer provide you with cash compensation. This is where you keep possession of the vehicle and get cash.
- Attorney’s Fees: As the prevailing party under the California Lemon Law, the manufacturer has to pay for you reasonable attorneys fees and costs related to pursuing a Lemon Law claim. This makes pursuing a lemon law claim and easy decision.
- Extended Warranty: Some manufacturers may to provide you with an extended warranty.
Other settlement options may be available depending on the specifics of your case. These include reimbursement for:
- Towing costs
- Repair costs
- Rental car expenses
- Incidental damages
Our experienced Lemon Law attorneys in Fontana will review your case and explain all of your compensation options.
What If I Am Not Eligible for Lemon Law Protection?
Depending on the specifics of your case and the applicable laws, you may be able to pursue a claim under other state or federal consumer protection laws. These may include:
- Breach of warranty
- Fraudulent misrepresentation
- Unfair competition
- False advertising
Our attorneys can review your case and determine if you have a valid claim under any of these laws. We will then work with you to pursue the compensation you deserve.
We Don’t Back Down from a Challenge
At the Lemon Law Experts, we are proud of our reputation for aggressively pursuing every case. We are prepared to fight your claim in court if necessary and have successfully taken on some of the largest manufacturers in the world, including Toyota, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, Tesla, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen, Audi, Mazda, BMW, Subaru, and Chrysler.
We Don’t Get Paid Unless You Do
Part of our commitment to our clients is that we don’t get paid unless you do. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay us anything unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.
You will never have to pay for legal consultations or case reviews—we will provide them free of charge. You should never have to worry about paying a large retainer fee or hourly attorney’s fees.
Millions of Dollars Recovered for Clients – Get the Justice You Deserve
Your Fontana lemon law claim is only as good as your legal representation. That is why it is important to work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who has a proven track record of success. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for clients and are committed to getting you the best possible outcome.
Don’t wait any longer, contact our experienced Lemon Law attorneys today and get the justice you deserve. We will use our expertise and knowledge to help you get the best possible resolution for your case.