Irvine, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex series of requirements and regulations, and our Irvine Lemon Law Lawyers have the experience and skills required to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. Having an experienced lemon law attorney working on your side is a valuable advantage. Our lawyers provide you with the information, guidance, and support needed to get through this difficult 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 could be a lemon, and we quickly review the facts of your case to see if we can assist you. There is never any charge for us to examine the facts of your case, and most reviews take less than 20 minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak directly to one of our Irvine Lemon Law Lawyers, to ask questions and to learn about what legal options you have.
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What is the California Lemon Law?
California’s Lemon Laws (officially entitled the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act; California Civil Code §§ 1790 et seq.) were created to protect consumers purchasing or leasing a vehicle with a warranty. Lemon law requires that a vehicle’s warrantor repurchase or replace the vehicle if it can’t be properly repaired following a reasonable number of attempts and is then determined to be a “lemon.”
If you choose to have your vehicle repurchased, then its warrantor is required to reimburse your down payment, monthly payments, and pay off the remaining balance of your loan or lease. Whether you choose a repurchase or a replacement, you’re entitled to recover all the taxes and licensing costs you have paid, as well as any other expenses you’ve incurred, like towing costs, rental car costs, and repair fees.
California’s Lemon Law not only applies to personal vehicles like cars, trucks, and motorcycles, but to all warrantied consumer goods including 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 the California Lemon Law is that the vehicle you purchased was sold or leased with any kind of warranty (even a simple 30 day/1,000 mile warranty), and that any problem that began during that warranty period wasn’t fixed within a reasonable number of attempts.
Unfortunately, a very common misunderstanding of California’s lemon law is that it only protects vehicles that are less than 18 months old, or have been driven less than 18,000 miles. However, 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 your vehicle’s warranty has already expired, it may still qualify for lemon law protection so long as its defect first occurred during the warranty period. A quick call to one of our knowledgeable Lemon Law attorneys 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 did begin within the first eighteen months and/or 18,000 miles of your vehicle’s warranty (called the “presumption” period), then you may qualify for additional lemon law protections. These additional protections presume that your vehicle is a lemon. Usually you, the consumer, would have to prove your vehicle is a lemon in order to win your case, but when your vehicle meets the presumption requirement, 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.
It’s important to note that "presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in Irvine. There are countless situations that do not meet the "presumption" provision of California’s lemon law, but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon.
Call us at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no commitment case review with one of our skilled Irvine Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced in representing the residents of Irvine and the communities of Lake Forest, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Mission Viejo, Fountain Valley, Orange, Garden Grove, and many other surrounding areas. We are extremely committed to the success of your case!
Does my boat/watercraft qualify as a lemon?
If your boat or watercraft was covered under any warranty, even the most basic 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 don’t just extend to personal vehicles like cars or trucks. If your boat or other watercraft vehicle did not operate as it should according its given warranty, then you may qualify for a refund or replacement, along with any related damages or costs you’ve incurred. Even if your warranty has since expired, if your boat’s initial defect occurred during its warranty period, then it’s very likely that you have a case.
Why choose a Lemon Law Lawyer in Irvine?
Why 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? There’s no need to worry about the cost of securing an attorney: the Lemon Law requires auto manufacturers and dealers to pay all of your legal fees should you win. And if, for some reason, your case is unable to be won, then you are not responsible for our attorney fees!
Our Lemon Law Lawyers are recognized as leading authorities on Lemon Law claims in Irvine for several reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- Our lawyers have developed a reputation as being some of the best and most highly skilled Lemon Law lawyers in Irvine, Orange County, and throughout all of California.
- We offer completely FREE, no strings attached consultations with our Lemon Law attorneys. Each of our lawyers has firsthand experience dealing with Irvine dealerships, repair facilities, and the Orange County court system.
- Most cases are accepted on a contingency basis, so if your case is unable to be won, then you owe us absolutely nothing. If we do win your case, California’s Lemon Law requires the manufacturer and/or dealer pay your attorneys’ fees.
- 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 Irvine area have dealt with us in the past. They know that our lemon law lawyers are experienced trial attorneys who do not hesitate to aggressively litigate your case in court!
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri stand apart from other lemon law attorneys in the Irvine and Orange County areas because of specialized focus and detailed experience litigating cases of auto fraud. In addition to inspecting your vehicle’s repair history, we thoroughly review each vehicle’s purchase documents and history to determine if the vehicle may be a lemon due to some form of auto fraud and/or repair fraud.
Irvine 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 Irvine Lemon Law claim?
Absolutely! The California Lemon Law requires that a vehicle’s warrantor (manufacturer/dealer/service contract provider) pay for your attorney fees if you win your case. This means if you want to hire an Irvine 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 Irvine’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 Irvine Lemon Law Lawyers regarding the specifics of your situation. We truly believe we are the best and most experienced lemon law attorneys practicing in the Irvine and Orange County areas, 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.
Some manufacturers and dealers decide not to settle their lemon law claims outside of court, or they try to make offers lower than what the lemon law entitles you to. In the rare event that it’s necessary to file a lawsuit, it might take longer to settle your case; but rest assured, we will pursue your claim to the fullest extent of the law in order to secure you the highest settlement possible.
Important information regarding your Irvine Lemon Law claim
In the past ten years, Irvine has consistently ranked as one of the country’s most prosperous and well-run cities. Home to the University of California’s Irvine campus, along with numerous industries’ headquarters—including Kia Motors, Mazda Motor Corporation, and Toyota Material Handling, among others—Irvine contributes largely to the landscape of Orange County. Since business and education are thriving in Irvine, personal vehicles play an important role in ensuring that residents are able to commute within and out of Irvine for school and work. With a population of over 215,000, there are thousands of vehicles on the road and numerous dealerships to supply them, like the nearby CarMax, Irvine Auto Center, OC Nissan Irvine, Irvine BMW, Chevrolet of Irvine, and Fladeboe Honda. With so many people relying on their personal vehicles on a daily basis, it’s important that a vehicle operate as it should. Orange County’s proximity to the ocean also ensures that numerous Irvine residents are boat and watercraft owners as well. Just as warrantied personal vehicles are covered by California’s lemon law, it’s important to know that the law also protects warrantied boats and watercraft. Our attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri fight for the rights of Irvine consumers to ensure that no one suffers unjustly by being dealt a lemon.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Irvine and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the Irvine 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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