What Is a Lemon Law and How Can I Pursue a Claim in California?

Are you driving a “lemon”?

Most know this term to mean that a car tends to break down often but few know that they have rights to a better functioning vehicle. Read on to learn more about Lemon Laws, as well as how to get in contact with a California Lemon law attorney that can help you file a claim.

What Is a Lemon Law?

In America, each state has its own Lemon Law. As such, you will need to research or hire an attorney to help you sort out the details of what is considered a “lemon” in your state. Often times, Lemon Laws can apply to more than just cars; they can also apply to other purchases including pets, depending on the state.

In most circumstances, however, a lemon refers to an automotive vehicle. If you find that you have purchased a car that is having major problems that is making it difficult to travel, you should consider asking yourself the following three questions:

  1. Is the vehicle having significant problems that seem to be repetitive?
  2. Is the vehicle covered under the manufacturer’s warranty?
  3. Has the defect been unable to be repaired after several attempts, or over an extended period of time?

If you answered “yes” to all of the above questions, it may be time to contact your local California Lemon law attorney. These factors mean that you may be eligible to receive compensation or even a new vehicle at no expense to yourself. Keep in mind, however, that the reimbursement you may receive will come from the manufacturer, and therefore, you should not expect a refund from your local dealership.

Whatever you do, try not to handle the situation by yourself. Consider hiring an experienced attorney that can help you understand your rights within your state.

If you are driving a lemon and want to better understand your Lemon Law rights, please contact Krohn & Moss Ltd. Consumer Law Center, or visit us online at our website.