Experienced Riverside Lemon Law Attorneys
The Law Offices of the Lemon Law Experts offers the best lemon law legal representation available in Riverside County. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for thousands of consumers across California. If you live anywhere in the Riverside area and are experiencing serious, frequent issues with your car, you have come to the right place.
Legal assistance can be costly; however, you pay nothing upfront when you enlist the help of the Lemon Law Experts. Our team charges no upfront costs or fees and we are not paid unless we prevail on your case. As the prevailing party, the auto manufacturer is obligated under the California lemon law to pay for your legal fees so you can be confident that our attorneys will work extremely hard to win your case.
No matter where you are at in the process, we are here to help you. The Lemon Law Experts offer the expertise and experience you need to receive the compensation and justice that you are rightfully entitled to under the California Lemon Law.
How do I file a Lemon Law Claim in California?
To establish a strong lemon law case, you should take the following steps as soon as you can:
- Take the vehicle in for repeat repairs for ongoing issues: Under the California Lemon Law, you need to be able to demonstrate that you took your vehicle into an authorized manufacturer dealership for repeat repairs related to the same or similar problems. It is important that you take your car to an authorized service provider for repairs the minute you begin to experience problems with your vehicle. It is important that your car’s first repair occurs within the warranty period so that you can demonstrate that you have given the manufacturer the chance to repair your car during the warranty. Doing this will also make it hard for the manufacturer to claim that they did not know about the issue. We recommend that you take your car to an authorized manufacturer repair facility or dealership for repair presentations. To have a valid lemon law claim in California, you must give the manufacturer a reasonable number of attempts to repair your car.
- Report all concerns: Make sure that the authorized repair facility or dealer knows about every single concern you have about your car. Do not sign your repair order if it does not reflect every concern that you told the service provider. If it does not look correct, ask the service advisor to make changes. Make sure to keep copies of all your invoices, repair orders, and receipts.
- File your lemon law claim as quickly as possible: You should begin your California lemon law claim after your vehicle has been repaired multiple times under warranty. If you are interested in filing a lemon law claim in California, we recommend that you consult with a reputable attorney experienced in Riverside Lemon Law. You are not obligated to hire a lemon law attorney to present a lemon law claim, however, filing a claim against an auto manufacturer can be overwhelming, especially if you do not have experience with the legal process. California’s lemon laws can be challenging to understand and apply on your own. Hiring a reputable Riverside lemon law attorney is key to winning your case.
What Happens after I file my California Lemon Law Claim?
After you have filed your lemon law case, your car’s manufacturer will have the chance to file an answer to your claim. They may deny the allegations you have brought against them. From there, you will begin what is called the discovery phase in your court case. You may have to exchange pertinent documents, answer questions, or attend a deposition during this period.
Throughout court proceedings you and the car manufacturer’s legal team may participate in settlement discussions. If the court determines or the manufacturer agrees that you leased or purchased a lemon, the manufacturer must repurchase or replace the vehicle. They are entitled to subtract a “usage” fee from your refund, which is a value that is assigned for the time that you drove the vehicle without any problems.
A highly skilled Riverside lemon law lawyer can help you maximize what you could earn in a lemon law claim or settlement. An auto manufacturer may refuse to pay you a civil penalty, however, your legal team can help you fight for everything to which you are entitled under both the state and federal lemon laws.
Your case may go to trial if it does not settle. At trial, you will need to provide evidence to support your lemon law claim. If you enlist the legal assistance of a lemon law attorney, they will prosecute your case against the manufacturer on your behalf.
What could I receive in compensation for my lemon?
If your car is determined to be a lemon, the manufacturer is obligated under California law to replace or repurchase your car. A lemon law replacement vehicle would be substantially similar to the defective vehicle.
This replacement vehicle would include the same service contract, similar dealer options that came with the original vehicle, and compensation for any incidental or consequential expenses associated with your lemon such as rental car, towing fees, or vehicle financing fees. The manufacturer would also be responsible for your legal fees and costs.
You may receive a lemon law refund or lemon law buyback as compensation for your defective vehicle. Your lemon law refund would reimburse you for down payment, monthly payments, vehicle financing, remaining loan balance, and any incidental or consequential expenses associated with your lemon car. If you have leased your car, then your refund will include these expenses, except the manufacturer will compensate you for your remaining lease obligations instead of a remaining loan balance.
You may still qualify for compensation even if your car’s defects do not qualify it as a “lemon.” You would receive cash to compensate for the diminished value of your vehicle. To estimate what you could receive for your lemon, you can use our California Lemon Law Refund and Buyback Calculator.
Work with Expert Lemon Law Attorneys in Riverside
If you are in need of an experienced Riverside County Lemon Law Attorney, we can help you. The Lemon Law Experts have years of experience in securing outstanding lemon law results for consumers across the state. No matter the auto manufacturer, our attorneys will fight for your rights and get you the compensation and justice you are entitled to.
There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs when you work with the Lemon Law Experts. Our team can review the individual details of your case through a free, no-obligation consultation. At the Lemon Law Experts, we are more than happy to help give you a better idea of what you could potentially receive in recovery.
Auto manufacturers spend a lot of money and resources on their legal teams and hire top-performing attorneys who often specialize exclusively in lemon law. You too, can work with the best.
As one of the state’s premier lemon law firm, the Lemon Law Experts will fight for your rights and attempt to win your case, no matter the manufacturer. To find out if your case qualifies, call us at 887-885-5366 or fill out an online case evaluation today.