Top San Bernardino Lemon Law Attorneys
As one of California’s leading lemon law firms, the Lemon Law Experts of Consumer Law Experts, PC have assisted thousands of consumers receive millions of dollars in repurchases and cash compensation for their defective vehicles, also known as, California Lemon Law claims. If you live in the San Bernardino area or anywhere else in California and are experiencing problems with your vehicle, you have come to the right place!
Our office in San Bernardino will allow us to better assist consumers in this area. The address for this location is:
504 N Mountain View Ave Suite 310
San Bernardino, CA 92401
The Lemon Law Experts have the experience and skills necessary to help you get the compensation and justice that you deserve in the timeliest manner possible for your defective vehicle. Our attorneys are skilled in the art of negotiation and have developed methods to ensure that clients receive the most favorable outcomes for their cases.
The Lemon Law Experts have a strong reputation in the state of California as both upstanding professionals and consumer advocates, having aided a large number of car owners and lessees recover the proper compensation for their defective vehicles. Our team of Lemon Law Experts have been successful with claims against most major auto manufacturers. We are confident our team has the necessary expertise, track record, and experience to help you win!
What is a “lemon” car?
Though its definition can vary from state to state, a lemon is typically a vehicle with serious manufacturing defects that affects its safety, value, or use. A wide range of vehicle problems are covered under the California lemon law including but not limited to:
- Airbag light illumination
- Radio and Infotainment system malfunctions
- Automatic Braking System errors
- Electrical system problems
- Check engine light illumination
- Engine stalling or misfire
- Fluid leaks
- Jerking, shaking or slipping
- Shifting issues
- Sluggish or sudden acceleration
- Strange odors
Lemon Law issues are those that affect most vehicle components such as the transmission, engine, or electrical system. To receive the best results for your claim, you will have to demonstrate that you have presented your vehicle for warranty repairs for the same or similar issue repeatedly during the warranty.
What constitutes a reasonable number of repair attempts depends on the severity of the issue at hand. For example, two or more repairs for a severe safety defect that can cause injury or death may suffice where more repair presentations may be needed for non-substantial safety defects such as the radio not working. Each case is unique based on its own set of facts and results vary depending on each particular situation.
When you file a lemon law claim, you are taking legal action against the auto manufacturer for failing to fix your vehicle within a reasonable number of repair attempts. California Lemon Law requires the manufacturer to repurchase or replace the vehicle if it cannot be repaired after a reasonably number of repair attempts. If you end up owning or leasing a lemon, the California Lemon Law offers legal protection and remedies to get you of the lemon vehicle and reimburse you for the money you spent on your lemon.
How do I know if my car is a lemon?
Your car may be a lemon if you have taken it in for multiple repairs during its warranty period for the same or similar problem. The California Lemon Law has a presumption that assumes a vehicle is a lemon if certain scenarios occur during the first 18 months or 18,000 miles after purchasing or leasing the vehicle, which are:
- The vehicle is repaired at least two times for a serious safety defect that can result in sever bodily injury or death; or
- The vehicle is repaired at least four times for a non-substantial safety defect.
Not all vehicles that qualify for lemon law relief meet the exact specifications outlined in the lemon law legal presumption. This is why the best and most certain way to know that you have leased or purchased a lemon is by consulting with a lemon law attorney who can review your situation to see if you qualify for relief under the law. If your case does qualify, you could receive compensation in the form of a replacement vehicle, cash, or a lemon law refund.
What is a lemon law refund?
A lemon law refund (also known as a lemon law buyback or repurchase) is the most common and ideal outcome in a lemon law case. In a lemon law refund, the auto manufacturer agrees to “repurchase” your lemon and compensate you for the damages you as a result of owning or leasing a lemon. A lemon law refund will reimburse you for the following:
- Down payment
- Monthly payments
- Loan balance payoff
- Rental car fees
- Towing fees
- Attorney fees and costs
Other lemon law legal remedies include a replacement vehicle or cash compensation. If you receive a replacement vehicle it will be a vehicle that is substantially similar to the lemon. If you receive cash compensation, it will serve as a reimbursement for the decreased value of your vehicle as a result of the manufacturing defects.
What can I do if a dealer sold me a bad car?
- Step 1: Take Your Vehicle in for Repairs
- Step 2: Make Sure the Repair Orders Accurately Reflect Your Concerns
- Step 3: Keep Copies of All Your Documents
- Step 4: Speak with an Experienced Lemon Law Attorney
If you begin to experience problems with your vehicle after leasing or purchasing it, make sure to take it in for repairs and that the repair orders accurately reflect the issues you are experiencing with your vehicle. Stay organized and get copies of all of your repair orders. If you find yourself repeatedly in the repair shop for the same or similar issue, you should contact an experienced lemon law attorney who can assess your claim.
How much does it cost to hire a lemon law attorney?
Hiring a lemon law attorney should not cost you anything. As the prevailing party, the California Lemon Law requires the defendant to pay your reasonable attorneys fees and costs. This is what makes pursuing a lemon law claim an easy and right decision.
Many lemon law attorneys in California work on a contingency basis, meaning that they are not paid unless they win your case. When your legal team works on a contingency basis, you can feel confident and secure in the fact that they will work extremely hard to win your case and maximize your outcome.
Work with some of the Best Lemon Law Attorneys in San Bernardino Today
If you live in the San Bernardino area and have questions about your situation, please let us know—you are close to some of the best lemon law legal representation available. Statewide, the Lemon Law Experts have built a strong reputation as a legal team that constantly wins and works diligently for their clients, but also as a team that values integrity. If you’re seeking to maximize your compensation and the justice you deserve in your lemon law case, you have come to the right place.
The Lemon Law Experts are available to answer any questions you may have about the Lemon Law process. Our dedicated and knowledgeable professionals can help you determine if you have a claim today. Our team is more than happy to review the details of your case and provide you with a better idea of what you could qualify for in recovery. We can and want to help you get rid of that lemon as quickly as possible. To get started, please fill out an online case evaluation form on our website or give us a call at 877-885-5366.