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February 13, 2023

Why You Need a Lemon Law Attorney

Why do you need a lemon law attorney? In a nutshell… because you’ll get taken advantage of if you don’t.

When you purchase a vehicle that comes with the manufacturer’s warranty, the warranty is meant to give you a sense of security that you are purchasing a vehicle that is safe to operate without any defects or issues, and if there are any, they will be repaired. 

A car qualifies as a “lemon” through the CA Lemon Law Presumption when non-life threatening problems are not fixed within four attempts, life-threatening problems are not fixed within two attempts, or the vehicle spends 30 or more days in the shop since purchase. A lemon law attorney helps ensure you can collect what you are entitled to.

We Know the Rules: Your Lemon Law Attorney Knows the Song Beverly Act 

Consumers in California are protected by the Song Beverly Act, which requires that sellers of goods in California ensure that the goods sold have an implied warranty that they are “merchantable.” That means they are suited for the purpose they are being sold for, and the Song Beverly Act can be a valuable tool that your attorney can use along with the lemon law to get you the compensation you deserve.  

We Call Out the Bad Guys: Your Lemon Law Attorney Holds the Dealers and Manufacturers Accountable  

Working with a dealer who already sold you a faulty vehicle can be frustrating when it comes time to pursue the repairs you are entitled to. How many attempts are considered “reasonable”? CA Lemon Law provides the definitions above through the presumption but these repair attempts only apply to the same problem. While the problems may qualify under the lemon law, your dealer or the manufacturer might not agree. When your dealer or the vehicle manufacturer refuses to take accountability, filing a lawsuit or proceeding with arbitration may be your only option, and a lemon law lawyer can ensure that your case develops in your favor. 

We Know The Money: Your Attorney Negotiates for Your During Mandatory Arbitration 

It is not essential to file a lawsuit in all instances when you have purchased a lemon as often your vehicle’s manufacturer will offer a state-certified arbitration program. This is when a third party reviews the case and makes a determination, and the manufacturer will often be represented by an experienced attorney. If they offer such a program, you must request arbitration to claim the benefits offered through the CA Lemon Law Presumption, and you accept or reject the arbitrator’s opinion. From there a lawsuit is your only option, which can be a complex and time-consuming process and one that your lemon law attorney handles for you every step of the way. 

Explore Options On Your Case with a Lemon Law Attorney from SLP

If you purchased a vehicle that was represented as functioning and safe and it was not, you could have legal resources, and a CA Lemon Law attorney from SLP Lawyer can help. To explore options on your case, give us a call at 888-757-5366, or visit our site to schedule a consultation