Duarte, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex arrangement of regulations and requirements, and our Duarte Lemon Law Attorneys have the knowledge and experience required to assist you in navigating and successfully resolving your case. It helps to have an experienced lemon law lawyer on your side. Our attorneys can provide you with the guidance and knowledge you need to get through this difficult process and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
We provide a free and online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to all those who believe that their vehicle may be a lemon, and we quickly review the facts of your case to determine if we can help you. There’s no charge or obligation for us to review your documents, and most case reviews take less than twenty minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our Duarte Lemon Law Lawyers, so that you can ask questions and to learn more about the legal options available to you.
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What is the California Lemon Law?
California’s Lemon Law (titled the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act; California Civil Code §§ 1790 et seq.) was created to protect any consumer who purchases or leases 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 and is then 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 the remaining balance of your loan or lease. Regardless of whether you choose a repurchase or a replacement, you are entitled to all the taxes and licensing costs you have paid, as well as any other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and any additional related repair fees.
The California Lemon Law not only applies to cars and trucks, but to all warrantied consumer goods including motorcycles, RVs, motorhomes, boats, other watercraft, and other consumer items. California’s 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 the 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.
A common misconception regarding California’s 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. However, in actuality, the lemon law applies to any improperly repaired vehicle that was sold with a warranty, regardless of the vehicle’s age or mileage.
Even if a vehicle’s warranty has since expired, it vehicle may still qualify as long as the defect occurred while the vehicle was under its warranty. A simple call to one of our knowledgeable Lemon Law lawyers can help you determine whether or not 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 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 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" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a claim in Duarte. There are various situations that do not meet the "presumption" provision of California’s lemon law, but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon under California lemon law statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no commitment case review with one of our skilled Duarte Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of Duarte and the surrounding areas of Monrovia, Bradbury, Arcadia, Temple City, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Covina, Glendora, El Monte, West Covina, Rosemead, and many others. We’re deeply committed to the success of your case.
Does my boat/watercraft qualify as a lemon?
As long as your boat or watercraft (speedboat, sailboat, jet-ski, etc.) was covered by a warranty and its problems were unable to be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts, then it is protected by the California 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 item did not perform as it should under its warranty, then you may qualify for a refund, replacement, and related damages. Even if your warranty has since expired, if your boat’s initial defect occurred anytime during its warranty period, then you have a case.
Why choose a Lemon Law Lawyer in Duarte?
Don’t take on the stress 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 a lemon law lawyer, there’s no need to be. The Lemon Law requires that the auto manufacturer and/or dealer to pay your attorney 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 legal fees.
Our Lemon Law Attorneys are recognized as a leading authority on Lemon Law claims in Duarte for many reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- Our lawyers have a reputation as being some of the best Lemon Law attorneys in the Duarte area, Los Angeles County, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with our Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with Duarte dealerships, repair facilities, and the Los Angeles area court system.
- Most of our cases are accepted on a contingency basis. This means that if your case isn’t won, then you owe us nothing. If we do win your case, California’s Lemon Law requires the manufacturer and/or dealer to pay all of your attorneys’ fees.
- Most automakers and dealerships in the Duarte area have dealt with us in the past. They know that our lemon law attorneys are skilled trial lawyers who do not hesitate to aggressively litigate cases in court!
- Many of the fraud cases referred to us at the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri originated at dealerships that we have successfully sued previously. We have a continuing reputation of success.
One thing that makes our firm stand apart from other lemon law attorneys that practice in Duarte is our specialized focus and experience litigating auto fraud cases. In addition to reviewing your vehicle’s repair history, we thoroughly investigate each vehicle’s purchase documents and prior history to see if the vehicle is a lemon due to any form of auto fraud and/or repair fraud.
Duarte residents who believe their vehicle might qualify for protection under California’s Lemon Law can submit a free online Case Review or call one of our Lemon Law Lawyers at (888) 536-6628 for a free and no strings attached case review.
Can I afford a Lawyer for my Duarte Lemon Law claim?
Absolutely! California’s lemon laws require the warrantor (manufacturer/dealer/service contract provider) to pay for the entirety of your legal fees if you win your case. This means that if you want to secure one of our Duarte Lemon Law lawyers, we can take your case on a contingency basis and our fees will be paid by the warrantor (not you) when your case is won.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are Duarte’s leading Lemon Law Attorneys for defective Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Boats, Motor Homes and other consumer goods. Call us today at (888) 536-6628 for a free and confidential discussion with one of our experienced Duarte Lemon Law Lawyers regarding the specifics of your case. We truly believe we are the best lemon law lawyers practicing in the Duarte area, and we will use our unparalleled expertise to get you out of your lemon vehicle and awarded the compensation you’re entitled to.
How long does a Lemon Law case take?
The typical lemon law case usually takes between thirty to forty-five days to settle, with 98% of all civil cases settling prior to trial. While each case is unique, and each manufacturer/dealer handles cases differently, we will make every effort to settle your case as 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 decide to resolve their lemon law claims prior to court, or they try to make offers lower than what the lemon law entitles you to. In the event that it’s necessary to file a suit, it may take longer to settle your case; but rest assured, we will pursue your claim aggressively and to the fullest extent of the law in order to get you the highest settlement possible.
Important information regarding your Duarte Lemon Law claim
Central to the San Gabriel Valley, Duarte is home to over 20,000 Californians living in Los Angeles County, most of who depend on their vehicles to commute into and around the metropolitan area. Duarte is also home to the historic Route 66, which follows Huntingdon Drive through the to the middle of city. City of Hope, a leading cancer research and treatment center, can also be found in Duarte. Our law offices are proud to serve the Duarte community and protect consumers from unjust instances of auto fraud. And, with hundreds of dealerships operating throughout the San Gabriel Valley—like CarMax, Advantage Ford/Lincoln, Metro Infiniti, Sierra Honda/Fiat, and Nissan—and with so many Duarte residents dependent on their personal vehicles, it’s no wonder that so many lemon law claims are filed here.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Duarte and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in Duarte or the San Gabriel Valley, 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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