The California Lemon Law is a complex combination of rules and requirements, and our Costa Mesa Lemon Law Attorneys have the experience and skills necessary to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. It helps to have a knowledge lemon law attorney fighting on your side. Our lawyers provide you with the information and guidance you need to get through this demanding process and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
We offer a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to anyone who suspects that their vehicle may be a lemon, and we quickly review the details of your situation to determine if we provide you with legal assistance. There is never a charge or obligation for us to review your documents, and most case reviews take less than 20 minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our Costa Mesa Lemon Law Lawyers to ask questions and learn about what legal solutions are available to you. Review some of our recent cases against Costa Mesa dealerships * Costa Mesa Lemon Law Claims
What is the California Lemon Law?
California Lemon Law (titled the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act; California Civil Code §§ 1790 et seq.) was created to protect consumers who purchase or lease a warrantied vehicle. California’s lemon law requires that a vehicle’s warrantor repurchase or replace the vehicle if it can’t be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts and is determined to be a “lemon.”
If you choose to have your vehicle repurchased, the warrantor is required to reimburse your down payment, monthly payments, and pay off the balance of your loan or lease. Regardless of whether you choose a repurchase or replacement, you’re entitled to recover all the taxes and licensing costs you’ve paid, as well as other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and related repair fees.
California’s Lemon Law applies not only to personal vehicles like cars and trucks, but also to all 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 needed to qualify for protection under California’s Lemon Law is that the vehicle you purchased or leased was had 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.
Unfortunately, a common mistake people make regarding California’s lemon law is assuming that it only protects vehicles that are less than 18 months old, or have been driven less than 18,000 miles. In fact, the lemon law applies to any improperly repaired vehicle that was sold with a warranty, regardless of age or mileage.
Even if a vehicle’s warranty has expired, it may still be protected by the lemon law so long as the defect first occurred while the vehicle was under a warranty. A simple call to one of our experienced Lemon Law attorneys can help you establish if your vehicle is a “lemon” and what legal options are available to you.
If the problems with your vehicle did, however, begin within the first eighteen months and/or 18,000 miles of your vehicle’s warranty (called the “presumption” period), then you could qualify for additional lemon law protections. These additional protections presume that your vehicle is a lemon. Typically you, the consumer, would’ve had 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.
Be aware that the lemon law’s "presumption" provision is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in Costa Mesa. There are many situations that do not meet the "presumption" standard, but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon under California consumer protection statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no strings attached case review with one of our seasoned Costa Mesa Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of Costa Mesa and the communities of Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Irvine, Lake Forest, Santa Ana, Orange, Garden Grove, Mission Viejo, and many other surrounding areas. We are greatly committed to the success of your case!
Does my boat/watercraft qualify as a lemon?
As long as your boat or watercraft was protected by a warranty and its problems were unable to be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, then it is protected by California’s lemon law.
The lemon laws that protect consumers don’t just extend to personal vehicles like cars or trucks. If your boat or other watercraft vehicle did not operate as it was supposed to under its provided warranty, then you most likely qualify for a refund, replacement, and related damages. Even if your warranty has expired, if your boat’s initial problem occurred during the warranty period, then it is highly likely that you have a case.
Why choose a Lemon Law Lawyer in Costa Mesa?
Why take on the stress of battling with auto manufacturers and dealers, or risk receiving a low and unfair settlement, when you can let our skills go to work on your behalf! If you are worried about the cost of retaining a lemon law lawyer, don't be. The Lemon Law requires auto manufacturers and dealers to pay your legal fees when your case is won. And if, for some reason, your case is unable to be won, then you are not responsible for our any of our attorney fees.
Our Lemon Law Offices are recognized as a leading authority on Lemon Law claims in Costa Mesa for many reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- Our lawyers have secured a reputation as being some of the most highly skilled Lemon Law attorneys in Costa Mesa, Orange County, and throughout all of California.
- 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.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with Costa Mesa dealerships, repair facilities, and the Orange County court system.
- Many of the cases referred to the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri originated at dealerships that we have successfully sued in the past. We have a reputation of success!
- Most automakers and dealerships in the Costa Mesa area have dealt with us in the past. Our opponents know that our lemon law attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who do not hesitate to aggressively litigate your case in court!
One thing that separates us from other lemon law attorneys that practice in Costa Mesa and the Orange County area is our particular focus and experience litigating auto fraud cases. In addition to examining your vehicle’s repair history, we thoroughly investigate each vehicle’s purchase documents and review its prior history to see if the vehicle may be a lemon due to some form of auto fraud and/or repair fraud.
Costa Mesa residents who suspect that their vehicle could qualify for protection under California’s Lemon Law can submit a free online Case Review or contact one of our Lemon Law Attorneys at (888) 536-6628 for a free and zero obligation case review.
Can I afford a Lawyer for my Costa Mesa Lemon Law claim?
Absolutely! California’s Lemon Laws require that the warrantor pay for your legal fees when your case is won. This means if you want to secure one of our attorneys as your Costa Mesa Lemon Law lawyer, we can take your case on a contingency basis and that warrantor will pay your legal fees (not you) when we win your case.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are Costa Mesa’s premier Lemon Law Attorneys for defective Cars, Trucks, RVs, Motorcycles, Boats, Watercraft, Motor Homes and all other consumer goods. Contact us today at (888) 536-6628 for a no charge and confidential discussion with one of our experienced Costa Mesa Lemon Law Lawyers regarding the specifics of your case. We truly believe we are the best and most skilled lemon law attorneys practicing in the Costa Mesa and Orange County areas, and we will use our expertise and experience 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 may take between thirty to forty-five days to settle, with 98 percent of civil cases settling before going to trial. While each case is unique, and each manufacturer and dealer handles legal proceedings differently, we make every effort to settle your case as quickly and efficiently as possible without having to file a lawsuit.
Unfortunately, manufacturers and dealers don’t always decide to resolve their lemon law claims without going to 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 may take longer to settle your case; but 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 Costa Mesa Lemon Law claim
A little over 30 miles southwest of Los Angeles, Costa Mesa rests on the Orange County coast and is home to nearly 110,000 Californians. With two freeways—Routes 73 and 55—ending in Costa Mesa, along with the heavily trafficked 405 freeway running through the city, thousands of automobiles drive in Costa Mesa daily. Many Costa Mesa residents rely on their own personal vehicles to navigate this coastal community, and with Los Angeles and San Diego nearby, countless citizens depend on their vehicles to commute out of and around the area. Multiple dealerships also operate out of the Costa Mesa area, like CarMax, Connell Nissan, Connell Chevrolet, South Coast Toyota, and more. With so many dealerships in Costa Mesa, along with the thousands of residents depending on their personal vehicle, it’s no wonder that many lemon law claims are filed here. Additionally, with the ocean nearby, many residents of Costa Mesa may also be boat and watercraft owners. Just as warrantied cars, trucks, and other personal vehicles are protected by California’s lemon law, warranted boats and watercraft are also covered.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Costa Mesa and the Orange County area and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the Costa Mesa or greater Orange County area, it's time to talk to a 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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