Fresno, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex series of regulations and requirements, and our Fresno Lemon Law Lawyers have the experience required to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. Having an experienced and attentive attorney on your side is a priceless advantage. Our lawyers can provide you with the information and support required to get through this difficult process so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.
We offer a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to consumers who believe their vehicle may be a lemon, and we quickly review the facts of your situation to determine if we can assist you. There is never a 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 Fresno 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 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 determined to be a “lemon.”
If you choose to have your vehicle repurchased, the warrantor is required to reimburse all of your down payment, monthly payments, and pay off the remaining balance of your loan or lease. Regardless of whether you choose a repurchase or a replacement, you’re entitled to recover all of the taxes and licensing costs you’ve paid already, as well as any other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and related repair fees.
California’s Lemon Law not only applies to cars and trucks, but 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, whether they are purchased or 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 simple 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 California’s lemon law is that it only applies to vehicles that are less than 18 months old, or have been driven less than 18,000 miles. In fact, lemon law applies to any improperly serviced vehicle that was sold with any kind of warranty, regardless of the vehicle’s age or mileage.
Even if a vehicle’s warranty has expired, your vehicle still qualifies so long as the defect first occurred while the vehicle was under its warranty. A quick call to one of our Lemon Law lawyers can help you determine 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 18 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) 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 "presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in Fresno. There are numerous situations that don’t meet the "presumption" provision of the lemon law, but may still qualify your vehicle as a lemon.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no-strings-attached case review with one of our experienced Fresno Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are well versed in representing the residents of Fresno and the surrounding areas of Clovis, McLane, Merced, Madera, Visalia, Hanford, Bakersfield, Modesto, Atwater, Turlock, and many other surrounding communities. We are committed to the success of your case!
Does my boat/watercraft qualify as a lemon?
As long as your boat or watercraft was covered by a warranty and its defects 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 do not just extend to personal vehicles like cars or trucks. If your boat or other watercraft vehicle did not perform as it should under its given warranty, then you may 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 Fresno?
Why take on the stress of fighting with auto manufacturers and dealers, or risk receiving an unjust settlement, when you can let our skills go to work for you? If you are worried about the cost of retaining a lemon law attorney, there is no need to be. The Lemon Law requires auto manufacturers and dealers to pay your legal fees should you win. And if, for some reason, your case is unable to be won, then you will not be responsible for our legal fees.
Our Lemon Law Attorneys are recognized as a leading authority on Lemon Law claims in Fresno for several reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- Our lawyers have earned a reputation as being some of the best Lemon Law attorneys in Fresno, the County, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with Fresno dealerships, repair facilities, and the Fresno 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 Fresno area have dealt with us in the past. They know that our lemon law lawyers are experienced trial attorneys who will not hesitate to aggressively litigate your case in court!
- Many of the cases referred to the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri originated at dealerships that we have successfully sued before. We have an ongoing reputation of success!
One thing that separates us from other lemon law attorneys that practice in Fresno is our particular focus and skill litigating auto fraud cases. In addition to reviewing your vehicle’s repair history, we thoroughly inspect each vehicle’s purchase documents and prior history to see if the vehicle may be a lemon due to some form of auto fraud and/or repair fraud.
Fresno residents who believe their vehicle might 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 for a free, no obligation case review.
Can I afford a Lawyer for my Fresno 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 Fresno Lemon Law lawyer, 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 Fresno’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 and confidential discussion with one of our practiced Fresno Lemon Law Lawyers regarding the specifics of your case. We truly believe we are the most experienced lemon law lawyers practicing in the Fresno area, and we will use our expertise to get you out of your lemon and awarded the compensation you are entitled to.
How long does a Lemon Law case take?
A typical lemon law case can take between 30 to 45 days to settle, with ninety-eight percent of all civil cases settling before going to trial. While each case is distinct, and each manufacturer and dealer handle their cases differently, we will make every effort to settle your case as effectively as possible without having to file a lawsuit.
Unfortunately, some manufacturers and dealers don’t always decide to resolve their lemon law claims, 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 could take longer to settle your case; but we will pursue your claim to the fullest extent of the law in order to get you the highest settlement possible.
Important information regarding your Fresno Lemon Law claim
As California’s largest inland city, Fresno rests at the center of the San Joaquin Valley and acts as an economic and cultural hub of Central California. With over a million residents in the greater metropolitan area depending on their personal vehicles in their daily lives, a safe and working vehicle is paramount. The hundreds of dealerships operating throughout Fresno County—including CarMax, Enterprise Car Sales, Fun World, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep, Michael Toyota/Scion, Premier Auto Sales, and many more— serve the large population’s needs, but with so many residents and so many vehicles on the road, it’s no wonder that a large amount of lemon law claims are filed here. And, with Millerton and Pine Flat lakes nearby, many Fresno area residents take advantage of these aquatic recreational centers and are boat/watercraft owners.
California’s lemon laws extend beyond personal vehicles, like cars and trucks, and also cover warrantied boats and watercraft. Our law offices protect and serve the rights of all Fresno consumers, regardless of the type of vehicle owned/leased that has suffered from unjust fraud.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Fresno and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in Fresno or the surrounding 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.
Fresno County Superior Court
2317 Tuolumne St
Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 457 – 1700
Fresno DMV Field Offices
655 W Olive Ave
Fresno, CA 93728 (800) 777 – 0133
Bureau of Automotive Repair
7130 North Marks Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 445 – 5015