San Gabriel Valley, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex series of rules and regulations, and our San Gabriel Valley Lemon Law Lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. It helps to have a skilled and 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 Lemon Law Case Evaluation through our website to anyone who believes their vehicle may be a lemon, and we swiftly review the facts of your case to determine if we can help you. There’s 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 Gabriel Valley Lemon Law Lawyers, to ask questions, and to learn about what legal options are available to you.
What is the California Lemon Law?
The 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 states 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, your monthly payments, and pay off the balance of your loan or lease. Regardless of whether you choose a repurchase or a replacement, you’re entitled to recover all of the taxes and licensing costs you’ve paid, as well as other expenses you’ve incurred, 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 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, 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.
Be aware that the lemon law "presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in the San Gabriel Valley. 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.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no commitment case review with one of our experienced San Gabriel Valley Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of the San Gabriel Valley in Altadena, Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Claremont, Covina, Duarte, El Monte, Glendora, Hacienda Heights, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Montebello, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Marino, San Dimas, West Covina, Whittier, and many others in the 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 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 the San Gabriel Valley?
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 the San Gabriel Valley for several reasons:
- We have a 99% success rate!
- 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.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with San Gabriel Valley dealerships, repair facilities, and the area court systems.
- Our lawyers have earned a reputation as being some of the best Lemon Law attorneys in the San Gabriel Valley, and all throughout all of California.
- Most automakers and dealerships in the San Gabriel Valley 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 makes us different from other lemon law attorneys that practice in the San Gabriel Valley 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 Gabriel Valley 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 Gabriel Valley 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 Gabriel Valley 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 the San Gabriel Valley’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 Gabriel Valley 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 Gabriel Valley 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.
Unfortunately, manufacturers and dealers sometimes decide not to settle 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 Gabriel Valley Lemon Law claim
In size and population, the San Gabriel Valley encompasses much of the Los Angeles area’s landscape and is home to nearly 1.5 million Californians. Like most Southern Californians, the residents of the San Gabriel Valley rely heavily on their personal vehicles for their day to day needs, especially commuting to work within the greater LA metropolitan area. With so many residents in the San Gabriel Valley, combined with hundreds of dealerships operating throughout the area—like CarMax, Sierra Auto, Honda, Chevrolet, Ford, and more—it’s no wonder that so many lemon law claims are filed here. Additionally, many Los Angeles residents take advantage of the ocean’s proximity, along with several aquatic recreational areas nearby, ensuring that many San Gabriel Valley residents are boat or watercraft owners. Just as warrantied personal vehicles, like cars and trucks, are covered under California’s lemon law, warrantied boats and other watercraft are also protected under the lemon law.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in the San Gabriel Valley and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the San Gabriel Valley, 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 Gabriel Valley Courthouses
Northeast District, Alhambra 150 West Commonwealth Ave Alhambra, CA 91801 626–308– 5309
East District, El Monte 11234 East Valley Blvd El Monte, CA 91731 626–575–4103
Northeast District, Pasadena 300 East Walnut St Pasadena, CA 91101 626–356–5691
East District, West Covina 1427 West Covina Pkwy West Covina, CA 91790 626–313–3223
San Gabriel Valley DMV Field Offices
El Monte DMV 4000 Arden Drive El Monte, CA 91731 800–777–0133
Pasadena DMV 49 S. Rosemead Blvd Pasadena, CA 91107 800–777–0133
Montebello DMV 424 N. Wilcox Ave Montebello, CA 90640 800–777–0133
Lincoln Park DMV 3529 N. Mission Rd Los Angeles, CA 90031 800–777–0133
Bureau of Automotive Repair
1180 Durfee Ave #120 South El Monte, CA 91733 626–575–6934