Modesto, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex series of regulations and requirements, and our Modesto Lemon Law Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to assist you in navigating and successfully resolving your case. Having an experienced lemon law attorney on your side is an asset. Our lawyers can offer you all the information and support needed to get through this difficult process and receive the compensation you deserve.
We offer a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to anyone who believes their vehicle might be a lemon, and we review the facts of your case to determine if we can help you. There is never a charge or obligation for us to analyze your case, and most case reviews take fewer than 20 minutes. Contact our firm at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our Modesto 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 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 are entitled to recover all the taxes and licensing costs you have paid, as well as 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, both purchased and leased.
Does my vehicle qualify as a lemon?
All that’s necessary 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.
A very common misconception regarding the California 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 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, your vehicle may still qualify so long as the defect first occurred while the vehicle was under a warranty. A quick call to one of our experienced 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 began 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’s) burden to prove that your vehicle is not a lemon. Think of it as the warrantor is presumed guilty until proven innocent.
“Presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in Modesto. There are many 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.
Call us at (888) 536-6628 for your free case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable Modesto Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of Modesto and the areas of Shackelford, Ceres, Riverbank, Keyes, Turlock, Manteca, Oakdale, Stockton, 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 Modesto?
There’s no need to take on the stress of battling with auto manufacturers and dealers, or risk receiving an unfair settlement, when you can let our experience go to work for you! If you are worried about the cost of retaining a lemon law attorney, don't 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 attorney fees.
Our Lemon Law Attorneys are recognized as a leading authority on Lemon Law claims in Modesto for several reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with Modesto dealerships, repair facilities, and the Stanislaus 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.
- 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!
- Our lawyers have earned a reputation as being some of the best Lemon Law attorneys in Modesto, Stanislaus County, and throughout all of California.
- Most automakers and dealerships in the Modesto 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!
One thing that separates us from other lemon law lawyers that practice in Modesto and the Stanislaus County area is our focus and experience litigating auto fraud cases. In addition to reviewing your vehicle’s repair history, we thoroughly review 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.
Modesto 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 Modesto Lemon Law claim?
Absolutely! The California Lemon Law requires that the warrantor pay for your attorney fees if you win your case. This means if you want to hire a Modesto 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 Modesto’s premier Lemon Law Attorneys for defective Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Boats, RVs, Motor Homes and all other consumer goods. Call today at (888) 536-6628 for a no charge, confidential discussion with one of our experienced Modesto 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 Modesto and Stanislaus County areas, 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 may take between 30 to 45 days to settle, with 98 percent of civil cases settling prior to going to trial. While each case is unique, and each manufacturer and dealer handles cases differently, we make every effort to settle your case as quickly and efficiently 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 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 Modesto Lemon Law claim
Situated within 100 miles of other major cities like Fresno, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Stockton, Modesto is a large contributor to Northern California’s Central Valley area and the Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are proud to serve its residents. As the largest city in Stanislaus County, Modesto boasts a population of over 200,000, many of who rely heavily on their personal vehicles to commute out and around the Modesto area. With numerous dealerships in the area—from CarMax, Heritage Ford, Infiniti, Chevrolet, and others—combined with the thousands of drivers on the road, it’s no wonder that many lemon law claims are filed here in Modesto. With large recreational centers like the Turlock Lake, the Don Pedro Reservoir, and Lake McClure nearby, many Modesto residents may also be boat and watercraft owners. Just as personal vehicles, like cars and trucks, can suffer from repair or dealer fraud, boats and watercraft may also fail to perform correctly and may be eligible for lemon law protection. California’s lemon law protects warranted cars and truck as well as warrantied boats and watercraft, and our offices serve all consumers regardless of the vehicle in question.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Modesto and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the Modesto or greater Stanislaus 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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