San Jose, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is a complex set of requirements and regulations, and our San Jose Lemon Law Attorneys possess all of the knowledge and experience required to help you navigate your case. It helps to have an experienced lemon law attorney on your side. Our lawyers can provide you with all the information and support you need to get through this difficult process and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
We offer a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to anyone who believes their vehicle may be a lemon, and we quickly assess 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 twenty minutes. Call us at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our San Jose 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 consumers purchasing or leasing a vehicle a warrantied vehicle. 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 decide to have your vehicle repurchased, the warrantor must reimburse your down payment, monthly payments, and pay off any remaining balance of your loan or lease. Whether you choose a repurchase or replacement, you’re entitled to recover the taxes and licensing costs you have paid, as well as other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and related repair fees.
The Lemon Laws not only apply to cars and trucks, but to all warrantied consumer goods like 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 Laws is that the vehicle you purchased was sold with any kind of warranty (even a basic 30 day/1,000 mile warranty), and that any problem that started during that warranty period were not fixed within a reasonable number of attempts.
A very common piece of misinformation about California’s lemon laws is that they apply only to vehicles that are less than eighteen months old, or have been driven less than 18,000 miles. Actually, the lemon laws apply to any improperly repaired vehicle that was sold with any type of 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 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 protection. These additional protections presume that your vehicle is a lemon. Typically you, the consumer, would’ve had 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.
The lemon law’s "presumption" provision is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in San Jose. There are countless situations that don’t meet the "presumption" clause of the California lemon law, but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon under California lemon law statutes.
Contact us at (888) 536-6628 for your free and no commitment case review with one of our experienced San Jose Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are experienced representing the residents of San Jose as well as the surrounding communities of Berryessa, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Willow Glen, Campbell, Los Gatos, West Valley, Cupertino, Alum Rock, Edenvale, and numerous other Santa Clara County 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 under a warranty and its problems were unable to be fixed 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 Jose?
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 Jose 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.
- Our lawyers have earned a reputation as being some of the best Lemon Law attorneys in San Jose, Santa Clara County, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with San Jose dealerships, repair facilities, and the Santa Clara County court system.
- 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!
- Most automakers and dealerships in the San Jose 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!
One thing that separates us from other lemon law attorneys that practice in San Jose 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 Jose 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 Jose 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 Jose 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 Jose’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 Jose 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 Jose 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 may take between thirty to forty-five days to settle, with 98% of civil cases settling prior to trial. Though each case is unique, and each manufacturer and dealer handles cases in their own ways, we make every effort to settle your case efficiently, without having to file a lawsuit.
Unfortunately, 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 Jose Lemon Law claim
Poised in the midst of Northern California’s tech industry, San Jose is home to nearly a million residents and countless industries. As one of the largest cities in California, as well as in the United States, San Jose greatly influences the culture and economy of the state, the country, and with its tech influence: the world. However, as it is for most Californians, personal vehicles play a large and critical role in the daily lives of residents and their families. And, in the Bay area, thousands of residents depend on their vehicles to allow them to commute in and around the area for work and pleasure alike. With the high population of San Jose, combined with the hundreds of car dealerships operating throughout the Bay Area—like Honda/Toyota of Stevens Creek, Premier Nissan, Courtesy Chevrolet, CarMax, and countless others—unfortunately it is no wonder that so many lemon law claims are filed here. In addition, San Jose’s close proximity to the Bay ensures that many residents may also be boat and watercraft owners. Just as warrantied personal vehicles, like cars and trucks, are covered under California’s lemon law, warrantied boats and watercraft are also protected under the lemon law. With numerous boat providers—like Voyager Marine, M&K, Orlandi, Pleasure Boat Specialties, West marine, and more—there are plenty of businesses to acquire watercraft, but unfortunately fraud can happen to anyone, and our offices aim to protect San Jose residents from suffering unjustly.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in the San Jose area and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in San Jose, 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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