Several years ago, a young couple purchased a 2018 SUV for their growing family. Within a short period of time, however, their big investment was turning into an unsafe money pit. In under 36,000 miles, they had to take the vehicle to the dealer four times for expensive axle-related repairs. To make matters worse, they were getting the runaround from the dealership. By that point, they knew the car was a lemon, but hesitated to file a lemon law claim because they didn’t think they could afford to retain legal representation.
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Fortunately, a friend referred them to us, and they were surprised to hear that they could obtain our legal services at no cost to them. That’s because the state of California has very consumer-friendly lemon laws. These laws protect you when your vehicle is defective and cannot be repaired after a “reasonable” number of attempts. If your vehicle’s history qualifies as a lemon, the auto manufacturer must either replace or repurchase the vehicle at their expense.
Then when your case resolves, the attorney fees and costs of your lemon law attorneys are built into the settlement / resolution amount that the manufacturer must pay. And the lawyer does not receive a percentage of your refund the way personal injury attorneys are compensated in civil suits. If you prevail, the manufacturer pays reasonable fees and costs to your attorney. (NOTE: This applies to California Lemon Law claims only; not dealer fraud claims.)
The laws were a blessing for the young family. We were able to negotiate a refund of their money so they could afford to purchase a more reliable SUV to meet their active family’s needs.
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Even though you are not paying for the services of a California Lemon Law Lawyer, you are benefitting from their expertise when filing a claim. The process can be overwhelming, time-consuming, and confusing if you try to do it on your own. So many times consumers try to do it on their own and then when they are not getting what they want they try to hire a lawyer but, by then, it may be too late. Without legal representation consumers can be taken advantage of by the dealer or manufacturer. That’s why it pays to have a lemon law attorney on your side—especially when you don’t have to pay at all.
Think you have a claim? Get a free, no-obligation case evaluation from Sotera L. Anderson, a California Lemon Law Attorney, here or call 1-855-96-LEMON, or (858) 247-0050.