As fun as “lemon law” sounds, it is not so fun when you are stuck with a lemon. Under the law of most states, when a car has a substantial defect covered by the warranty that occurs within a certain time after purchase is considered to be a lemon. The car must continue to have the defect after a reasonable number of repair attempts. If this is not your case, then you don’t have a lemon. But if this sounds familiar then keep on reading and find out why you need a great lemon law firm.
Lemon laws are pretty much the same in all states. However, they always differ just a tiny bit and California Lemon Law is not an exception. It all goes under the Song-Beverly Consumer Act. If within 18 months of the vehicle’s delivery to the buyer, or in some cases, 18,000 miles on the odometer, 2 or more attempts have been made by the manufacturer to repair a warranty problem that could result in death or serious injury, then the car is a lemon. Also, if the manufacturer has attempted to fix the same warranty problem at least 4 times, the car is also a lemon. And this is not all. If the car has been out of service for 30 or more days for repair to warranty problem, and if the problems to the vehicle are not the result of abuse by the owner, again, the car is a lemon.
In California, a lemon law covers new and used vehicles that come with the manufacturer’s new vehicle warranty. The vehicle can be a car, a pickup truck, a van, SUV, etc. The important thing to note is that the car must be bought or used primarily for personal, family or household purposes. If your vehicle is under any of these, you might have a lemon.
Now, what about the manufacturer? Under the California Lemon law, if the manufacturer or the dealer can’t fix your car after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer has two choices. He/she may replace the vehicle or give a refund for the purchase price. And the choice is yours, meaning, whichever you prefer will be given to you.
What can you do on your own?
Now, if you are sure that you have a lemon, here is what you can do. You can go straight to an awesome lemon law firm. Or you can try to fix it on your own. If you decided to go with the second choice you should talk to the dealer. If the dealer is not helping you, as you would like to be helped, turn to the manufacturer. Ask him to buy back your car.
If the manufacturer balks at repurchasing your vehicle you have two options to go with. First, you can hire an attorney who is experienced in lemon law. And second, you can ask the manufacturer if it has an arbitration program. If the arbitration is possible, you have to try to attend the hearing in person. Then you can either accept or reject the findings of the arbitration panel. After all, you can decide to file a suit against the manufacturer through the courts if you are not satisfied with its results.
A lemon law firm
So if the arbitration is not the answer to your specific problem, then you have to find yourself a lemon law firm. First of all, a lemon law attorney knows everything about the California lemon law. He/she can help you manage your case and, here is the best part, receive the highest amount of compensation that is possible. Another benefit of letting a lemon law firm handle your case is that the lawyer knows your consumer rights. Also, you can end up getting a resolution way quicker than attempting to deal with the issue yourself. If you are not good at negotiations, remember, that your attorney is. And your lawyer can handle correspondence with the manufacturer and that will help you avoid making statements that could actually damage your case. If you like what you heard, here are the outcomes that a lemon law firm can help you get.
New is always better
As Barney Stinson from HIMYM would always say his one and the only rule was “new is always better.” Your lemon law lawyer will help you get compensated with the same but new vehicle, which wouldn’t be a lemon anymore.
Old is not so bad either
If you think about it, is new always better? For example, let’s take whiskey. Is a new whiskey better than an old one? Well, this might not be the case with a vehicle, but at least you won’t have a lemon. Your lemon law lawyer will help you get compensated in a sense that your lemon would be properly repaired. However, this does not happen too often. But in cases where full repair is possible, you might get lucky.
Isn’t money all you need?
We all love money. And does not matter how many times people will say that money does not buy happiness, it at least helps. In the case of having a lemon, your lemon law lawyer can help you get compensated in the form of money. That means you can get back all your money you spent when buying the vehicle. And then you are free to do whatever you want with that money. You can buy a new car or you can order a pizza and lay on your comfy couch. Of course, there will still be some more money to spend. But what I mean is you will have the power to decide what to do with it.
It is always better to let professionals do their work. You may think you can handle your case on your own, but in reality, it is hardly ever true. Margarian Law Firm’s lemon law lawyers are experienced in their field and know all the ins and outs.