Hemet, California, is a town of 78,600 in the San Jacinto Valley of Riverside County. The town’s four major industries are retail trade, educational services, government and healthcare. Other important job providers in this California city are financial services, construction and manufacturing.

Top employers in Hemet are:

  • Hemet Unified School District
  • Valley Health System
  • County of Riverside
  • Walmart
  • Manorcare Health Services
  • Home Depot.

The attorneys at Neale & Fhima are ready to help Hemet residents if they have a lemon vehicle.

How a Lemon Law Attorney Can Help You

Are you plagued with frequent repair problems on a new or used vehicle that still has the original, factory warranty? You may find it beneficial to consult with a Hemet lemon law attorney such as Neale & Fhima. The California Lemon Law states that all auto manufacturers and dealers are required to repair vehicles as long as the original factory warranty is in effect. The lemon law requires that the auto manufacturer or dealership must make a certain number of attempts to repair a serious problem with the car. If they cannot fix it, you could be entitled to a new vehicle or repurchase of your current one.

Sounds great, right? However, in the real world, the auto manufacturer may not happily agree to honor a lemon law claim; they might fight it. It is common for the manufacturer or dealer to argue that they should have had more time or chances to repair the car. The law in California provides that you can have the car either repurchased or replaced within the first 18k miles or 18 months if:

  • The car had at least two different repair attempts for the same problem that is related to safety or the value of the vehicle. A brake problem that cannot be repaired would qualify, but a window that will not go down all the way probably would not.
  • You have taken the vehicle in for repairs at least four times to fix the same issue in Hemet.
  • Your vehicle has been on the dealership lot for repairs for at least 30 days since you bought or leased it.

How to Make a Lemon Law Claim in California

Do you think your vehicle would qualify for a lemon law claim? First, check to verify that you still are under the original factory warranty. The extended warranty (if you bought it) does NOT count. Second, have you tried the minimum number of repair attempts to fix the same serious problem? If both answers are yes, you could have a lemon law claim.

Watch out, though. Many lemon law claims in this state fail because the owner did not keep enough documentation of the repair attempts. Be certain you keep exemplary records of every interaction you have with the dealership to repair your vehicle. Keep a folder with all service orders, invoices and receipts. Keep the names of every service writer who handles your case.

When you have collected all your documents, inform the manufacturer in writing that you plan to file a lemon law claim. This can be done on your own, but you may find it better to use the services of a lemon law attorney. A lemon law attorney will usually get better results than a layman attempting to file a claim on their own.

 

Lemon Law Attorneys for Hemet, California

Are you driving a car in Hemet under the original factory warranty with constant repairs for the same problem? You could be behind the wheel of a lemon, and the California lemon law states that you may have a right to compensation. Neale & Fhima can help you to settle your lemon law claim for the maximum compensation. Please contact our legal offices today for a free consultation.

Lemon Law Review

“I contacted Neale & Fhima about 5 months ago about a lemon law case. Not only did they help me but they got me every penny back that I put into my car. And, the car company has to pay off the remaining balance of my loan! Aaron & Courtney were positively amazing! They walked me through every step of the way and answered every phone call, email and question I had with respect and care. They are quick, they are caring and they are friendly. And to think, all I did was do a Google search. Neale & Fhima was the first law firm to pop up. I gave them a call and the rest is history. If you need help with a lemon, call the law office of Neale & Fhima!”

Michelle Silva
5 / 5 ★★★★★