A Lemon Law Lawyer in California Committed to Representing the Rights of Truck Owners
California law may entitle you to a replacement vehicle or refund if you purchased or leased a new or used truck that was under warranty and it has problems that the manufacturer or dealer is unable to fix. To schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced California truck lemon law lawyer, call the Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson today at 1-855-95-(LEMON) or send us an email through our online contact form.
A Lemon Can Be Extremely Disruptive to Your Life
When you purchase or lease a new or used truck that has a warranty, you expect it to be a reliable vehicle—and for the manufacturer to fix any issues at no cost to you. As anyone who experienced car trouble before can attest, breaking down on the side of the road, getting your car to the shop, and the back-and-forth between you and the mechanic working on your car can create a serious headache. If you have a car that’s a lemon, then you are dealing with this situation on a regular basis.
In the case of a truck, you may have purchased it for business purposes. If this is the case, then a less-than-reliable vehicle could hurt your livelihood. Even if you do not use your truck for business purpose, if you use it to get to and from work, it being in the shop may add a significant amount of time to your daily commute if you are forced to use public transportation. In fact, in some cases, an unreliable truck may directly result in problems at work or even the loss of a job.
At the Law Offices of Sotera L. Anderson, we understand the disruptions that a lemon can cause—especially in a place like California. For this reason, we are committed to resolving cases as quickly as we can—while still taking the time to present the strongest case possible.
The Basics of California’s Lemon Law
California’s lemon law is complicated. The vehicle’s warranty must cover a problem that impairs the use, value, or safety of your vehicle. While these details matter, what is most important for consumers to understand is that all lemon law claims are based on significant problems with a vehicle that the manufacturer or dealer is unable to repair after multiple tries. So, if you’ve taken your car into the shop more than a few times for a problem that’s covered by the warranty, contact an attorney to determine whether you have a claim. Retain all documentation of repair attempts, as you cannot count on the dealer or manufacturer to do it for you.
Don’t Let an Initial Denial Get You Down
Manufacturers initially deny a significant percentage of lemon law claims. While a manufacturer may deny a claim for many reasons, some are much more common than others. Common reasons include:
- As mentioned above, California’s lemon law is complicated. In many cases, the person with whom you are dealing does not fully understand the law and the manufacturer has directed that person to err on the side of denial if there is any question as to a claim’s validity.
- In some cases, less-than-ethical manufacturers will deny a clearly valid claim hoping that you will just give up.
- Manufacturers may not have all of the facts they need to recognize that a lemon law claim is valid. For example, if they just look the warranty repair history and do not account for repair attempts that did not result in a warranty claim, a valid claim may seem invalid under the terms of the law.
If you were denied, an attorney may still help, so don’t give up on your claim before discussing your case with a lawyer.
How to Choose the Right Lemon Law Attorney for You
The skill and experience of the lawyer that represents you can have a significant impact on the outcome of your case. As a legal consumer, you should remember that your attorney is working for you, not the other way around. Here are some of the questions you should ask a lemon law attorney before retaining him or her:
- Have you taken a case to trial?
- Have you conducted depositions related to lemon law claims?
- How long have you practiced in this area of law?
- Will I communicate with you or a member of your staff?
- Will you pass my case off to a paralegal or associate attorney?
Finally, ask whether the lawyer intends to charge you fees or take part of your compensation. If the lawyer says yes, you should look for another lawyer right away, because California’s lemon law requires manufacturers to cover fees and costs.
Call Today to Schedule a Free Consultation with a California Truck Lemon Law Lawyer
If you believe that your truck is a lemon under California law, speak to an attorney as soon as possible. If you do, in fact, have a claim, there is a good chance that you will obtain a refund or a replacement vehicle. Attorney Sotera L. Anderson focuses her legal practice on helping individuals with lemon law claims. Prior to starting her own legal practice, she gained significant experience in this area of law representing vehicle manufacturers and dealers who were defending against lemon law claims. This experience gives her insight into the way that the other side thinks—giving Ms. Anderson a significant advantage over other attorneys who practice in this area of law.
Ms. Anderson will review the facts of your case at no cost to you, and will only collect legal fees if she resolves your claim favorably. In addition, as mentioned above, because California’s lemon law requires manufacturers who are found liable under the law to cover attorney’s fees, you will not pay anything for Ms. Anderson’s representation. To schedule a free consultation with a California truck lemon law attorney, call our office today at 1-855-96-(LEMON) or contact us online.