California Lemon Law’s is a detailed set of requirements and regulations, and our Bakersfield Lemon Law Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to assist you in navigating and successfully resolving your case. It helps to have an experienced lemon law attorney as your ally, and our firm can provide you with all the information and guidance you need to receive the compensation you are entitled to.
We provide a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to anyone who believes their vehicle may be a lemon, and we quickly review the facts of your case to determine if we can help you. There is never any charge or obligation for us to analyze your case, and most case reviews take less than twenty minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our Bakersfield Lemon Law Lawyers, to ask questions, and to learn about what legal options are available to you.
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What is the California Lemon Law?
California Lemon Law (officially titled the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act; California Civil Code §§ 1790 et seq.) was enacted to protect consumers who purchase or lease a vehicle with a warranty. The lemon law requires that a vehicle’s warrantor repurchase or replace the vehicle if it cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts; it is then determined to be a “lemon.”
If you choose to have your vehicle repurchased, the warrantor must reimburse your down payment, monthly payments, and pay off the balance of your loan or lease. Whether you choose a repurchase or replacement, you are entitled to recover all of the taxes and licensing costs you’ve incurred, as well as other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and related repair fees.
California’s Lemon Law applies to cars, trucks, and to all other warrantied consumer goods including motorcycles, RVs, motorhomes, boats, other watercraft, and all other consumer items. California Lemon Law covers new and used vehicles, both purchased and leased.
Does my vehicle qualify as a lemon?
All that’s required to qualify for protection under California’s Lemon Law is that the vehicle you purchased was sold with any kind of warranty (even a basic 30 day/1,000 mile warranty), and that any problems that started within that warranty period were not repaired within a reasonable number of attempts.
The most common misconception about the lemon law is that it only applies to vehicles that are less than eighteen months old, or have been driven less than 18,000 miles. In fact, the lemon law can be applied to any improperly repaired vehicle that was sold with a warranty, regardless of the vehicle’s age or its mileage.
Even if your vehicle’s warranty has since expired, your vehicle may still qualify so long as the defect first occurred while the vehicle was under its warranty. A quick call to one of our experienced Lemon Law lawyers can help you determine if your vehicle is a “lemon” as well as what legal options are available to you.
If the problems with your vehicle began within the first eighteen months and/or 18,000 miles of your vehicle’s warranty (known as the “presumption” period), then you may qualify for additional lemon law protections. These additional protections presume that your vehicle is a lemon. Normally you, the consumer, would have to prove your vehicle is a lemon to win a case, but when your vehicle meets the presumption requirements, it becomes the warrantor’s (often the manufacturer’s) burden to prove that your vehicle is not a lemon. Think of it as the warrantor is presumed guilty until proven innocent.
The lemon law "presumption" provision is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a claim in the Bakersfield area. There are numerous cases that do not meet the "presumption" provision of California’s lemon law, but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon under California’s lemon law statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free and no-commitment case review with one of our experienced Bakersfield Lemon Law Lawyers. We at the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of Bakersfield as well as the surrounding communities of Oildale, Lamont, Delano, Corcoran, Taft, Shafter, Wasco, Porterville, Visalia, Hanford, and many other areas of Kern County. We are strongly committed to the success of your case!
Why choose a Lemon Law Lawyer in Bakersfield?
Why go through the struggle of fighting with auto manufacturers and dealers, or risk receiving an unfair settlement, when you can let our experience go to work for you? If you’re worried about the cost of retaining an attorney, don't be. The Lemon Law requires that the auto manufacturer/dealer pay your fees should you win. And if, for some reason, your case is unable to be won, then you will not be responsible for any of our attorney fees.
Our Lemon Law Attorneys are recognized as a leading authority on Lemon Law claims in Bakersfield for several reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- Our lawyers have earned a reputation as being some of the most skilled Lemon Law attorneys in Bakersfield, Kern County, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with dealerships and repair facilities in Bakersfield and who have tried and won many cases within the Kern County court system.
- Most cases are accepted on a contingency basis, which means that if your case is not won, then you owe us nothing! If we do win your case, California’s Lemon Law requires the manufacturer and/or dealer pay your attorneys’ fees.
- Most automakers and dealerships in the Bakersfield area have dealt with us before. They know that our lemon law lawyers are experienced trial attorneys who aggressively litigate your case!
- Many of the cases that have been referred to the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri originated at Bakersfield dealerships that we have successfully sued in the past. We have an ongoing reputation of success!
The difference between our firm and others practicing in the Bakersfield is our specialized focus and experience litigating cases pertaining to auto fraud. In addition to examining your vehicle’s repair history, we thoroughly review each vehicle’s purchase documents and prior history to investigate whether the vehicle may be a lemon due to some form of auto fraud and/or repair fraud.
Residents of Bakersfield who suspect that their vehicle may qualify for protection under the California Lemon Laws should submit a free online Case Review or call one of our Lemon Law Lawyers at (888) 536-6628.
Can I afford a Lawyer for my Bakersfield Lemon Law claim?
Absolutely! The California Lemon Law also requires that the warrantor (manufacturer/dealer/service contract provider) pay for your attorney fees if you win your case. This means if you want to hire a Bakersfield Lemon Law lawyer, we can take your case on a contingency basis, and our fees will be paid by the warrantor (not you) when we win your case.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are Bakersfield’s premier Lemon Law Attorneys for defective Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Boats, Motor Homes and all other consumer goods. Call today at (888) 536-6628 for a no charge, confidential discussion with one of our experienced Bakersfield Lemon Law Lawyers regarding the specifics of your situation. We truly believe we are the best and most experienced lemon law attorneys practicing in Bakersfield, and we will use our expertise to get you out of your lemon and awarded the compensation you deserve.
How long does a Lemon Law case take?
A typical lemon law case can take between thirty to forty-five days to settle, with ninety-eight percent of all civil cases settling before going to trial. While each case is unique, and each manufacturer and dealer handles cases differently, we will make every effort to settle your case as quickly and efficiently as possible without having to file a lawsuit. Our reputation and success record have made us are very successful at accomplishing this goal.
Unfortunately, some manufacturers and dealers don’t always resolve their lemon law claims before trial, or they try to make offers lower than what the lemon law entitles you to. In the rare event that it is necessary to file a lawsuit, it might take longer to settle your case; but rest assured, we will pursue your claim efficiently and to the fullest extent of the law in order to get you the highest settlement possible.
Important information regarding your Bakersfield Lemon Law claim
Set squarely between Fresno and Los Angeles in the San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield is home to nearly 350,000 Californians and many diverse industries—from agriculture to oil. Bakersfield is also part of Kern County, one California’s largest counties. Because of its location between two major Californian metropolitan areas, and its widespread geography, it’s essential that the residents of Bakersfield have working vehicles to commute in and out of the area. With numerous dealerships selling and leasing vehicles in Bakersfield—like Carmax, Three-Way Chevrolet, Motor City Auto Center, Bakersfield Chrysler Jeep, Wright Toyota/Scion, Burke Ford, and many others—and with hundreds of thousands of residents relying on their personal vehicles, unfortunately it is not uncommon for lemon law claims to be filed here. Our attorneys fight for the rights of consumers, so that no Bakersfield resident has to suffer from being dealt a lemon.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in the Bakersfield area and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the Bakersfield area, it's time to talk to a Bakersfield lemon law attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri. To speak with an attorney about your case now and to start getting the legal representation you deserve, contact us at (888) 536-6628 or fill out our free online case evaluation form. We understand the frustration you are going through and look forward to speaking with you.
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