Oakland, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex set of regulations and requirements, and our Oakland Lemon Law Lawyers have the skills and understanding required to help you successfully resolve your case. It helps to have an experienced lemon law attorney on your side. Our lawyers can provide you with the knowledge and guidance required get through this detailed process and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
We offer a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to any consumer who believes his or her vehicle may be a lemon, and we quickly assess the facts of your case to determine if we can help you. There are no fees or any obligation for us to review your case, and most case reviews take less than 20 minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our Oakland Lemon Law Lawyers, ask questions, and learn what legal options are available.
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What is the California Lemon Law?
California’s Lemon Laws (officially titled the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act; California Civil Code §§ 1790 et seq.) were established to protect consumers who have purchased or leased any warrantied vehicle. The lemon law ensures that a vehicle’s warrantor repurchase or replace the vehicle if it can’t be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts and is thus determined to be a “lemon.”
If you choose to have your vehicle repurchased, the warrantor must 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 have all the taxes and licensing costs you have paid for, as well as other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and related repair fees.
California’s Lemon Laws not only apply to cars and trucks, but to all warrantied consumer goods including motorcycles, RVs, motorhomes, boats, other watercraft, and countless other consumer items. The Lemon Law covers new and used vehicles, 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.
A very common misconception about California’s lemon laws is that they only apply to vehicles that are less than eighteen months old, or have been driven less than 18,000 miles. However, the lemon law actually applies to any improperly repaired vehicle that was sold or leased with any sort of warranty, regardless of the vehicle’s age or mileage.
Even if a vehicle’s warranty has expired since its initial problems began, your vehicle still qualifies so long as the defect first occurred while the vehicle was under warranty. A simple, no-strings-attached call to one of our knowledgeable Lemon Law attorneys can help you determine if your vehicle is a lemon and what legal options you have.
If the problems with your vehicle did, however, begin 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 (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.
Please note that "presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in Oakland. There are numerous cases that don’t meet the conditions of the "presumption" provision of California’s lemon law, but still as lemons under California lemon law statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free and no-commitment case review with one of our seasoned Oakland Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of Oakland and the areas of San Francisco, Emeryville, Berkeley, Alameda, Fruitvale, San Leandro, Walnut Creek, Concord, Richmond, Hayward, Castro Valley, and countless other surrounding communities. We are strongly 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 Oakland?
Don’t assume the stress of arguing with auto manufacturers and dealers, or risk receiving an unfair settlement, when you can let our experience work for you! If you’re worried about the cost associated with retaining a lemon law lawyer, 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 Oakland 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 Oakland, the Bay Area, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with Oakland dealerships, repair facilities, and the Alameda 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 Oakland 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 in the past. We have a reputation of success!
One thing that separates us from other lemon law attorneys that practice in Oakland is our dedicated 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.
Oakland and other Bay Area 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 Oakland 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 Oakland 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 Oakland’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 Oakland 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 Oakland area, 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.
Unfortunately, manufacturers and dealers don’t always decide to settle their 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 may 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 Oakland Lemon Law claim
As one of the West Coast’s major port cities, Oakland boasts nearly half a million residents and a prime location, just across the Bay from San Francisco. It’s also host to numerous industries—from tech companies like Ask.com and Pandora to major healthcare companies like Kaiser Permanente—and boats one of the country’s largest and most active ports. Like most Californians, the residents of Oakland rely heavily on their personal vehicles in their daily lives, especially in commuting around the greater Bay area for work and pleasure. There are hundreds of car dealerships in business throughout the Oakland and greater San Francisco area—like Honda of Oakland, Downtown Toyota of Oakland, Coliseum Lexus, Mazda of Oakland, and countless others—and there are thousands of vehicles on the road, so it’s typical for lemon law claims to be filed frequently in an area so dependent on personal vehicles. Additionally, as a port city, many residents in the Oakland and surrounding Bay Area are boat and watercraft owners who are able to take advantage of nearby ocean access and lake communities. It’s not uncommon for boat and watercraft owners to be dealt a lemon and face the same hassle that owners of defective vehicles might suffer from. But, warrantied personal vehicles, as well as boats and other watercraft, all qualify for protection under California’s lemon law.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Oakland and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the Oakland 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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