Los Angeles Lemon
Law Attorney

Lemon Law Attorney in Los Angeles

Lemon Law 123 is the premier lemon law firm serving Los Angeles, California, and surrounding cities. 

Do you live in Los Angeles and have been experiencing ongoing problems with your truck, sedan, SUV, motorcycle, or another vehicle? If so, you have come to the right spot to find the help you need. 

As a leading lemon law firm in California, Lemon Law 123 provides representation in lemon law cases all the way from Los Angeles to Anaheim and wherever in between. 

Our firm was founded by lawyers who are passionate about protecting the rights of automobile consumers. We bring extensive lemon law experience to the table, and we are only paid if we win in your case. 

To begin, we will provide you with a free case evaluation, document review, and meeting with one of our lawyers, either in-person or over the phone. We will clarify your legal issues and steps at no cost, so you know what your options are. 

One of the experienced lemon law attorneys from Lemon Law 123 is available to provide a risk-free consultation about your case, so please reach out today if you have serious vehicle concerns.

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What is a “Lemon,” and How Do I Know if I Have One? 

Under the California lemon law, when a motor vehicle buyer purchases or leases a new or used vehicle that is still under the warranty of the manufacturer, the manufacturer is required to attempt to repair the vehicle in line with their obligations under warranty. When a vehicle is subject to numerous repairs during the warranty, it is possible that the vehicle is a lemon, and the consumer could be entitled to a refund, replacement, or other cash compensation. 

Cars that are lemons have material defects. A material defect is a one that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the motor vehicle to the consumer. An issue with just one of these areas, use, value, or safety, is enough for a claim under the California lemon law. 

Attempting to resolve your lemon law dispute alone is not likely to lead to the best possible outcome in your favor. If you think your vehicle might qualify as a lemon, reach out to Lemon Law 123 for a free evaluation of your case. 

The Lemon Law in Los Angeles, California 

The reality is that each year, over 150,000 vehicles are sold or leased in California that qualify as lemons. Tens of thousands of vehicles sold or leased, whether new or used, are defective and fail to perform as promised by the standards issued by the manufacturer. 

While the extensive problem of lemon motor vehicles is worrisome, you do have the benefit of one of the nation’s strongest consumer protection laws, the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as the California Lemon Law. 

Under the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (CA Civil Code § 1790-1795.8), consumers are provided with protection and remedies for all retail consumer goods sold in California that are under an implied or express warranty, in which automobiles are included. 

What is a warranty?

The definition of a warranty is an acknowledgment by the manufacturer or seller that they did not make a perfect vehicle or good. It is a given that no car or good is perfect. As a result, manufacturers or sellers issue a warranty or promise to repair the goods if anything goes wrong during a specific period. Warranty periods do differ by manufacturer or seller. They can also be anywhere from one to six months.

What are Lemon Laws?

Lemon Laws are state and federal consumer protection guidelines that protect consumers who purchase defective vehicles or goods. Under the law, when a manufacturer cannot repair a car or other consumer goods after a reasonable number of tries, they must either replace the defective product or refund the consumer.

If your vehicle or good qualifies as a lemon, you have the right to receive a replacement or refund. A replacement or refund consists of your down payment, monthly payments, registration, taxes and incidental expenses, and even attorneys; fees and costs. The manufacturer can deduct a usage fee for the value of the miles on the vehicle. This can take place up to the onset of its first repairs.

What is a Lemon Law Buyback?

We call it a Lemon Law Buyback when the manufacturer repurchases your vehicle because it is a lemon. Repurchases consist of a refund of all the money you spend towards the purchase or lease of your lemon vehicle. Again, this includes down payments and a prorated portion of registration minus a usage fee. When you drive the car, so to speak, “trouble-free,” that falls under the usage fee. Repurchases also include reimbursement for any expenses you experience due to your lemon. Finally, under the lemon law, buyback pays off your loan balance on your vehicle. 

What is a vehicle replacement?

Exactly what it sounds like, where you receive a vehicle similar to your lemon’s make and model. Nine times out of ten, though, the replacement will be a vehicle in the current model. Your current loan amount remains the same and for the same duration as the original loan or lease. The only expense you have is to pay for the time before your vehicle becomes a lemon.

To expand more on the Lemon Law, it does apply to a used car. Used cars can and often qualify under the lemon laws as long as they sell with a written warranty. Plenty of times, used vehicles sell while still under the manufacturer’s warranty or warranty from the dealer. Your used car may qualify under lemon laws if this applies personally to you.

In addition to your used vehicle, the Lemon Law also applies to a leased vehicle. Leased cars in California have coverage as long as you lease the vehicle with a warranty.

The Lemon Law Presumption in California

In California, your vehicle is a lemon if any of the following occur during the first 18 months or 18,000 miles of purchasing or leasing your car.

  • Four or more repair attempts for the same issue
  • Two or more repair attempts to fix a problem that could cause injury or death
  • Your car has been out of service for more than 30 days for any repairs.

Suppose you experience any of the above while in the state of California. Your vehicle is presumably a lemon. You may legally seek a refund or replacement vehicle.

If your issues happen after 18,000 miles or 18 months, you may still have a claim. The Los Angeles Lemon Law offers consumer protection as long as the problems occur during the warranty window. As long as the first repair attempt for the defect occurs during the warranty period, you have a valid lemon law case. You can still qualify for lemon law coverage even if your vehicle is not outside the warranty period.

The Time Frame Of The Lemon Law Process

Each lemon law case is unique. While some claims settle in 90 days, others can take longer. Thus, the length of time it takes to resolve depends on individual facts. It helps if you want to optimize your chances of compensation and recovery. It is crucial to discuss your claim with a Los Angeles Lemon Law attorney. They offer proper guidance from the beginning of your case.

How a Lemon Law Attorney Can Help?

If you’ve leased or purchased a vehicle in or around Los Angeles County that has required a number of warranty repairs with an authorized manufacturer dealership, you could be eligible for a refund, cash compensation, or the replacement of your vehicle under California’s lemon law. 

Should you think that your vehicle is a lemon, schedule a consultation with Lemon Law 123 today to explore options on how we can help in your case. We will provide you with a quick and free consultation. If your case is a fit with our firm, we will take your case at no cost, and we only get paid if we win and the manufacturer pays your attorney’s fees and costs. To succeed, you need the best representation in Los Angeles, and with Lemon Law 123 by your side, you can rest assured you will recover what you are entitled to. 

What if my vehicle is out of warranty? Do I still have a Lemon Law claim?

The best answer we have is that it depends. If the first repair attempt for the problem takes place during the warranty period, then the vehicle may still qualify for a refund or replacement. Feel free to call the Los Angeles Lemon Law experts for a more in-depth explanation.

How to Find The Best Lawyer?

Lemon law is a very specific area of the law that requires a solid understanding of not only state but federal lemon laws to achieve success in your case. There are many law firms out there that will take your lemon law case, but know that they do not focus on lemon law and might not be the best fit for your case. You want the best lemon law lawyer, an attorney who has experience in the field.

At Lemon Law 123, you can be confident that your attorney will have the knowledge and up-to-date information necessary to highlight the unique challenges in your case. More importantly, you’ll know that your attorney will fight for your consumer rights to ensure that you receive the fullest possible compensation for your lemon. 

What does a Lemon Law attorney typically cost?

There should be no costs upfront for hiring a lemon law attorney. Federal and state lemon laws require that the manufacturer pay reasonable lawyer fees and expenses. Or, at the very least, contribute to your attorney fees and costs.

When you hire the Los Angeles Lemon Law attorneys, you work with the best lemon law attorneys in California. To better select, a lemon law attorney should review a firm’s success rates, reputation, and experience. Manufacturers, defense attorneys, and judges all know who we are and what we represent. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Turn to us to receive the compensation that you deserve. Feel confident in our abilities as we fight for your rights.

Our Experience with Lemon Law Cases in Los Angeles

The success rate we have experienced at Lemon Law 123 is exceptional, and when you call in we’d be happy to share some stories of other clients that we have helped enforce their rights under the California lemon law. We have worked with the attorneys of many manufacturers, and have earned a reputation as hard-working attorneys that will fight for our clients’ rights. 

Our lemon law attorneys have represented consumers in Los Angeles Superior Court who purchased vehicles from a variety of manufacturers, including but not limited to Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Cadillac, Land Rover, Porsche, Dodge, Fiat, GMC, Honda, Toyota, Volvo, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Tesla. 

Speak with a Lemon Law Attorney Near You

Look no further than us when searching for “Lemon Law attorneys near me” in Los Angeles, CA.

If you or someone you know has been having ongoing problems with their vehicle that is under the manufacturer’s warranty or was when problems started emerging, reach out to the experienced lawyers near you of Lemon Law 123 now to explore options on your case and to learn what compensation you might be entitled to. 

If you’re located in Los Angeles and looking to discuss options for your situation and to get started standing up for your rights, schedule a consultation with Lemon Law 123 today!

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