Impact of Covid-19 on Lemon Law claims in California
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of life in California, including Lemon Law claims. Lemon Law claims are claims made by consumers who have purchased a defective new or CPO Vehicle that the manufacturer has been unable to repair after a reasonable number of attempts.
One impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on California Lemon Law claims is that there have been delays in the processing of claims. Many court systems and government agencies have been operating with reduced staff and resources, which has led to backlogs in cases. As a result, it may take longer than usual for Lemon Law claims to be resolved. If you are working with a Lemon Law attorney, he or she can keep you apprised to the status of your specific case.
Another impact of the pandemic is that there may be difficulties in obtaining repairs for defective vehicles. With many businesses temporarily closing or operating with reduced hours and staffing, it may be more challenging for consumers to get their vehicles repaired in a timely manner. This could potentially lead to more Lemon Law claims being filed.
It’s worth noting that Lemon Law claims in California are often resolved through arbitration, rather than in court. The pandemic has also impacted the arbitration process, with many arbitrators and arbitration organizations operating with reduced staff and resources. This could also lead to delays in the resolution of Lemon Law claims. Again, if you have a Lemon Law lawyer working for your rights, he or she can keep you up to date on your claim.
Overall, while the Covid-19 pandemic has had an impact on Lemon Law claims in California, it’s important to remember that consumers still have legal rights and protections under the law. If you believe you have purchased a defective new or CPO Vehicle and are having difficulty obtaining repairs, and you aren’t already working with a Lemon Law expert, you should consider consulting one today to explore your options.
At Strategic Legal Practices (slpattorney.com), one of California’s premier Lemon Law litigators, we stand ready to guide and help you determine your best course of action. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.