San Francisco, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a detailed set of regulations and legal requirements, and our San Francisco Lemon Law Attorneys have all the knowledge and experience required to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. It helps to have a well-versed lemon law attorney at your disposal. Our lawyers provide you with all the guidance and information you need to get through this process and claim the compensation you are entitled to.
We offer a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to anyone who suspects that their vehicle may be a lemon, and we quickly review the facts of your case to determine if we assist help you. There is never a charge or an obligation for us to review your case, and most reviews take less than 20 minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak directly with one of our San Francisco 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 enacted 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 then 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 to have your vehicle repurchased or replaced, you are entitled to recover all of the taxes and licensing costs you’ve paid, as well as any other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and related repair fees.
The California Lemon Law not only applies to cars and trucks, but to all warrantied consumer items including motorcycles, RVs, motorhomes, boats, other watercraft, and other consumer goods. The California Lemon Law protects new and used vehicles, purchased or leased.
Does my vehicle qualify as a lemon?
All that’s required to qualify for lemon law protection in California 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 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. However, California’s lemon law applies to all improperly repaired vehicles that were sold with warranties, regardless of 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 warranty. A call to one of our experienced Lemon Law attorneys 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 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.
Lemon law’s "presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a claim in San Francisco. There are numerous instances that don’t meet the "presumption" provision of California’s lemon law, but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon under California lemon law statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no strings attached case review with one of our experienced San Francisco Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of San Francisco and the surrounding areas of Oakland, Alameda, Emeryville, Berkeley, San Rafael, Daly City, Hayward, San Mateo, Fremont, Pleasanton, Vallejo, and numerous others throughout the Bay Area. 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 under 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 San Francisco?
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 San Francisco 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 Francisco, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with San Francisco dealerships, repair facilities, and the Bay Area court systems.
- 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 San Francisco 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 Francisco 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.
San Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco’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 Francisco 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 Francisco 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 Francisco Lemon Law claim
As one of the largest cities in California, the United States, and known the world over, San Francisco is home to a burgeoning tech industry and to over 3.5 million residents in its metropolitan area. Like most Californians, the residents of San Francisco’s Bay Area rely heavily on their personal vehicles in their daily lives. With millions of residents in the area, plus thousands of car dealerships operating in the San Francisco area—like CarMax, Toyota, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Toyota, Scion, Ellis Brooks, Nissan Infiniti, and more—it is unfortunately no wonder that so many lemon law claims are filed here. In addition, many San Francisco Bay Area residents take advantage of the ocean’s close proximity and the numerous aquatic recreational areas nearby, ensuring that many residents are boat and watercraft owners. Just as warrantied personal vehicles, like cars and trucks, are covered under California’s lemon law, warranted boats and other watercraft are also protected by the lemon law.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in San Francisco and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in San Francisco or the surrounding Bay 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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