Temecula, California (CA) Lemon Law Attorneys
The California Lemon Law is an intricate set of requirements and regulations, and our Temecula Lemon Law Attorneys have all the knowledge and experience to help you navigate and successfully resolve your case. It helps to have a knowledgeable lemon law attorney working on your side. Our lawyers provide you with the information and support you need to get through this process and receive the compensation you are entitled to.
We provide a free online Lemon Law Case Evaluation to consumers who believe their vehicle might be a lemon, and we quickly review the facts of your case to determine if we can assist you. There is never a charge or obligation for us to review your documents, and most reviews take fewer than 20 minutes. Contact us at (888) 536-6628 to speak personally with one of our Temecula Lemon Law Attorneys, to ask questions and to learn about what legal options are available.
What is the California lemon law?
The California Lemon Laws (officially titled the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act; California Civil Code §§ 1790 et seq.) were created to protect consumers purchasing or leasing a vehicle with a warranty. Lemon law requires a vehicle’s warrantor to repurchase or replace the vehicle if it can’t be fixed after a reasonable number of tries and is then determined to be a “lemon.”
If you choose to have your vehicle repurchased, the warrantor must reimburse your down payment, monthly payments, and pay off any remaining balance on your loan or lease. Regardless of whether you choose a repurchase or a replacement, you’re entitled to recover all the taxes and licensing costs you’ve paid, along with other expenses like towing costs, rental car costs, and repair fees.
The California Lemon Law not only applies to cars and trucks, but to all warrantied personal vehicles and consumer goods including motorcycles, RVs, motorhomes, boats, and other watercraft. California Lemon Law covers new and used vehicles, both purchased and leased.
Does my vehicle qualify as a lemon?
All that’s necessary to qualify for protection under California’s Lemon Law is that the vehicle you purchased was sold or leased with any kind of warranty (even a basic 30 day/1,000 mile warranty), and that any problems that started during that warranty period were not repaired within a reasonable number of attempts.
The most common misconception regarding California’s lemon law is that it only applies to vehicles that are less than eighteen months old, or have been driven fewer than 18,000 miles. In fact, the lemon law applies to any improperly repaired vehicle that sold or leased with a warranty, regardless of the vehicle’s age or mileage.
Even if a vehicle’s warranty has now expired, it may still qualify for lemon law protections so long as the defect first occurred during the vehicle’s warranty period. A simple 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 problem with your vehicle started during 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 your case, but when your vehicle meets the presumption requirements, it becomes the warrantor’s 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 note that the lemon law "presumption" is neither a requirement nor a prerequisite to file a lemon law claim in Temecula. There are numerous situations that don’t meet the "presumption" provision but still qualify your vehicle as a lemon under California’s lemon law statutes.
Contact our offices at (888) 536-6628 for your free, no strings attached case evaluation with one of our experienced Temecula Lemon Law Lawyers. The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri are skilled in representing the residents of Temecula and the areas of Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, Perris, Hemet, Fallbrook, and many other surrounding communities. We are strongly committed to the success of your case!
Does my boat/watercraft qualify as a lemon?
As long as your boat or watercraft was protected 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 laws.
The lemon laws that protect California’s consumers extend beyond personal vehicles like cars or trucks: if your boat or watercraft did not operate as it should under its provided warranty, then you qualify for a refund or replacement, as well as related damages. Even if your warranty has since expired, if your boat’s initial defect occurred during its warranty period, then you have a case.
Does my RV qualify as a lemon?
Owning/leasing and maintaining an RV is already an expensive undertaking, and sometimes it’s made more difficult when dealers or repairers don't cooperate. If you purchased or leased an RV with any kind of warranty and it has not performed as it should based on its warranty terms—even after repeated repair visits—then you may qualify for a vehicle refund or replacement, as well as related damages. If you suspect that you have a lemon, give us a call, because RVs are more than just vehicles used to get from one place to another, it’s especially important that the sale or lease of your RV was done properly and within the scope of the law.
Why choose a lemon law lawyer in Temecula?
Don’t take on the stress of battling against auto manufacturers and dealers alone, or risk receiving a low or unfair settlement, when you can let our skills and experience work on your behalf! 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 Lawyers are recognized as a leading authority on Lemon Law claims in Temecula 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 Temecula, Riverside County, and throughout all of California.
- We offer FREE consultations with Lemon Law attorneys who have firsthand experience dealing with Temecula dealerships and repair facilities, as well as the Riverside County court system.
- The majority of our cases are accepted on a contingency basis, which means that if your case is not won, and 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.
- 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 Temecula area have dealt with us in the past. They know that our lemon law lawyers are experienced trial attorneys who will do hesitate to aggressively litigate your case in court!
One thing that sets us apart from other lemon law lawyers practicing in Temecula and the Riverside County area is our dedicated focus and experience litigating auto fraud cases. In addition to reviewing your vehicle’s repair history, we thoroughly examine each vehicle’s purchase documents to see if the vehicle may have a history of some form of auto fraud and/or repair fraud.
Temecula 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 Temecula lemon law claim?
Absolutely! The California Lemon Law also requires that the warrantor pay your attorney fees if you win your case. This means if you want to hire a Temecula 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 Temecula’s premier Lemon Law Attorneys for defective Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, Boats, RVs, Motor Homes and all other consumer goods. Call today at (888) 536-6628 for a no charge, confidential discussion with one of our experienced Temecula 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 Temecula and Riverside County areas, 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 Temecula lemon law claim
As important anchors of the Inland Empire, The Temecula and Murrieta areas are home to thousands of residents who rely on personal vehicles to navigate the Southern California area. And, with Lake Elsinore, Lake Skinner, and Diamond Valley Lake situated close by, many Temecula and Murrieta residents own boats and other watercraft. With Temecula’s numerous local attractions, like the Pechanga Resort and Casino, and the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, plus hospitable year-round weather, and Los Angeles and San Diego nearby, Temecula is a hotspot for RV owners, too. Just as warrantied personal vehicles—from cars and trucks to motorcycles—are protected by California’s lemon laws, warrantied boats, watercraft, and RVs are also covered under the law. With thousands of consumers and numerous dealers of vehicles and RVs in the area—from DCH Honda, Chrysler, Jeep, and Dodge, to RV Super Center and Richardson’s RV Center—unfortunately, there is ample opportunity for fraud to occur. Boat and watercraft fraud is also common and costly, and the Temecula/Murrieta area is home to many dealers of boats, including Inland Auto Boat & RV, Sea Witch Marine, California Skier Mastercraft, and more. Of course, there are plenty of reputable and hospitable vehicle, RV, and boat dealers in the Temecula area, but unfortunately even the most well meaning businesses can make mistakes that can cost you money or impact your safety, not to mention that vehicle fraud is an unfortunate and widespread problem in California. Our offices are proud to fight for the rights of Temecula and Murrieta consumers who have faced auto, dealer, or repair fraud.
The Law Offices of Robert Mobasseri have successfully settled many cases in Temecula and are at the top of their field. If you have purchased a lemon vehicle or attempted to have one repaired in the Temecula or greater Riverside County 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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