Riverside, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex set of principles and regulations, and our Riverside Lemon Law Attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. It helps to have an experienced lemon law attorney on your side. Our lawyers can provide you with the information and support you need to get through this difficult process and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
We provide a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to those who suspect their vehicle may be a lemon, and we swiftly review the facts of your case to determine if we can assist you. There’s never a fee or obligation for us to review your documents, and most case reviews take less than 20 minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak directly with one of our Riverside Lemon Law attorneys to ask questions and to learn about what legal options are available to you.
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 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 regarding the California lemon law is that it applies only to vehicles that are less than eighteen months old, or have been driven less than 18,000 miles. In fact, the lemon laws apply to all improperly repaired vehicles that were sold with warranties, regardless of age or mileage.
Even if a vehicle’s warranty has already expired, it may still qualify as long as the problem first occurred when the vehicle was under its warranty. An easy call to one of our experienced lawyers can help you determine if your vehicle is a lemon and what legal options are available to you.
If the defect 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 your vehicle qualifies for additional lemon law protections. These additional protections presume that your vehicle is a lemon. Typically you, the consumer, would have to prove your vehicle is a lemon in order to win a case, but when your vehicle meets the law’s presumption requirements, it becomes the 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 remember that "presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a claim in Riverside. There are countless situations that do not meet the "presumption" provision, but still qualify a vehicle as a lemon under lemon law statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free and zero-commitment case review with one of our experienced Riverside Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are well versed in representing the residents of Riverside and the communities of Moreno Valley, Norco, Corona, Eastvale, Redlands, Fontana, Perris, Bloomington, Ontario, and other surrounding areas. 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 Riverside?
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! 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 Riverside for several reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- Our attorneys have a reputation for being some of the most respected Lemon Law attorneys in Riverside, the County, and throughout the state of California.
- We offer completely FREE and no-strings-attached consultations with our Lemon Law attorneys, who have firsthand experience dealing with Riverside dealerships, repair facilities, and the Riverside 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 Riverside area have dealt with us previously. They know that our lemon law lawyers are aggressive trial attorneys who don’t hesitate to 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 an ongoing reputation of success!
An important fact that separates us from other attorneys that practice in Riverside is our specific focus and detailed experience litigating auto fraud cases. In addition to reviewing your vehicle’s repair history, we study 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.
Riverside residents who suspect their vehicle might be a lemon 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 Riverside Lemon Law claim?
Absolutely! California’s Lemon Law 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 one of our attorneys as your Riverside Lemon Law lawyer, we 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 Riverside’s leading Lemon Law Lawyers for defective Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Boats, RVs, Motor Homes and all other consumer goods. Call us today at (888) 536-6628 for a no charge and confidential discussion with one of our experienced Riverside Lemon Law Attorneys regarding the specifics of your case. We truly believe we are the best practicing lemon law attorneys in the Riverside area, and we will use our expertise to get you out of your lemon and awarded the compensation you’re 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 98 percent of all civil cases settling before advancing to trial. Though each case is unique, and each manufacturer and dealer handles cases differently, we make every effort to settle your case efficiently, without having to file a lawsuit.
Unfortunately, many 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 Riverside Lemon Law claim
As the largest city in the Inland Empire and home to over 300,000 resident, Riverside plays a significant role in the culture and economy of Southern California and our law offices are proud to serve the community for all of its legal needs. Like most people in Southern California, the residents of Riverside rely heavily on their personal vehicles in their daily lives, especially due to the commuter landscape inherent to the SoCal area. Hundreds of car dealerships provide vehicles to area consumers—dealerships like CarMax, Toyota of Riverside, Singh Chevrolet, Riverside Honda, BMW of Riverside, and numerous others. With many consumers in need of vehicles in order to navigate the landscape of their daily lives, and with countless providers willing to sell or lease vehicles for profit, unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for lemon law claims to be filed in Riverside. Additionally, many residents take advantage of the numerous lake recreational areas nearby, including the Lake Perris State Recreation Center, ensuring that many citizens are also boat/watercraft owners. Just as warrantied personal vehicles, like cars, trucks, and motorcycles, are covered by California’s lemon laws, warrantied boats and watercraft are also protected under the law.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Riverside and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the Riverside 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.
Riverside Superior Courthouse 4050 Main St Riverside, CA 92501 951 – 777 – 3147
Riverside DMV Field Offices 6280 Brockton Ave Riverside, CA 92506 800 – 777 – 0133
Bureau of Automotive Repair 1450 Iowa Ave, Suite 150 Riverside, CA 92507 951 – 782 – 4250