San Bernardino, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex set of regulations and requirements, and our San Bernardino Lemon Law Attorneys have the knowledge and experience required to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. It helps to have an experienced lemon law attorney on your side. Our lawyers can offer you all the information and support you need to get through this difficult process and receive the compensation you are entitled to by law.
We offer a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to all those who believe their vehicle may 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 review your documents, and most case reviews take less than 20 minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our San Bernardino Lemon Law Lawyers, 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, then 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 a replacement of your vehicle, 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 Laws not only apply 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.
A very common piece of misinformation 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 repaired vehicle that was sold with a warranty, regardless of the vehicle’s age or mileage.
Even if a vehicle’s warranty has already expired, it may still qualify as long as the defect 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 did, however, 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. In most cases 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 not a requirement or a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in San Bernardino. There are numerous situations that don’t meet "presumption" but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon under California’s lemon law statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no commitment case review with one of our experienced San Bernardino Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of San Bernardino and the areas of Rialto, Colton, Loma Linda, Highland, Redlands, Fontana, Grand Terrace, 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 don’t extend only to personal vehicles like cars or trucks. If your boat or other watercraft vehicle did not operate as it should under its given warranty, or if its value was compromised, 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 San Bernardino?
Why take on the stress of fighting with auto manufacturers and dealers, or risk receiving a low and unfair settlement, when you can let our experience work on your behalf! If you’re worried about the cost of hiring a lemon law attorney, don't be. The 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with San Bernardino dealerships, repair facilities, and the San Bernardino County court system.
- Most cases are accepted on a contingency basis, which means that if your case is not won, 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino is our particular focus on and experience with 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.
San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino’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 San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino 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, 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 San Bernardino Lemon Law claim
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are pleased to represent the residents of San Bernardino, the largest city in the County and home to over 200,000. Like most Californians, the residents of San Bernardino rely heavily on their personal vehicles to commute in and out of the County area daily. With hundreds of dealerships in the area—like Toyota of San Bernardino, Crest Chevrolet, Moss Bros. Chrysler Dodge Jeep, CarMax, Nissan of San Bernardino, and many more—consumers have plenty of choice when it comes to purchasing a leasing a personal vehicle. However, with so many drivers on the roads and with so many dealerships providing vehicles, there are bound to be many instances of auto fraud, intentional or not, and it’s not uncommon for claims to be filed here in San Bernardino. Additionally, with aquatic recreational centers reasonably close, like Lake Arrowhead, Silverwood Lake, and Big Bear Lake, many San Bernardino residents are boat and watercraft owners. The lemon law does not only protect personal vehicles from instances of fraud, but extends to boats, watercraft, RVs, motorhomes, and all other consumer goods.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in San Bernardino and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the San Bernardino 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.
San Bernardino Superior Courthouse 303 W 3rd St San Bernardino, CA 909–708–8678
San Bernardino DMV Field Offices 1310 N Waterman Ave San Bernardino, CA 800–777–0133
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