Work with an Experienced Irvine Lemon Law Attorney
At Neale & Fhima, our Irvine, CA Lemon Law attorney will provide experienced and aggressive legal representation for clients who need to make Lemon Law claims in Irvine.
If you purchased or leased a lemon, we can seek to have your vehicle repurchased or replaced, in addition to pursuing other financial remedies.
California’s Lemon Law provides important protections for individuals and businesses that buy and lease defective vehicles. If you purchased or leased a vehicle that turned out to be defective (a “lemon”), under California’s Lemon Law, you may be entitled to have your vehicle repurchased or replaced, and you may have other options (like a financial settlement t) available as well.
At Neale & Fhima, our Irvine Lemon Law lawyers bring decades of litigation experience to representing Irvine, CA residents in claims under California’s Lemon Law. We have successfully pursued claims against many of the world’s leading auto manufacturers. If you are dealing with the aggravation of buying or leasing a lemon, use our free resources to learn more about your rights, and then contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Your Rights Under California’s Lemon Law
California’s Lemon Law contains several unique provisions that make it important for lemon owners to hire an experienced attorney to help them pursue their claims against the auto manufacturers. But that doesn’t mean that owners need to be clueless about their rights. To help you understand your rights under California’s Lemon Law, we provide more details below.
What Qualifies As a Lemon?
Under the California lemon law, a vehicle that has a major defect that is covered under the original factory warranty that occurred within a certain number of miles or years is defined as a lemon vehicle. The auto manufacturer is held responsible for fixing the car, replacing the vehicle, or even buying it back.
In California, if the car is not fixed after a certain number of repairs, you have a legal right to have the vehicle repurchased. If the vehicle manufacturer will not give you a replacement or refund, you have a right to file a lawsuit. With your Irvine, CA lemon law attorney working with you, the manufacturer could have to do the following:
- Pay damages to the consumer
- Provide you with a replacement car or refund
- Pay a civil penalty as well as damages to you.
What Are Your Rights Under the Lemon Law?
Many Californians do not know that the lemon law does not protect them in a private sale, even if the car has the original manufacturer’s warranty still in effect. But you can do the following to protect yourself if you buy a car through a dealership or other retail outlet:
- Retail vehicle purchase must include transferring the manufacturer’s warranty.
- Authorized agents are the only ones allowed to make fixes to the car. If the fix does not resolve the problem, most factory warranties say the consumer should get a replacement or buyback.
What Are Your Choices for Compensation?
The lemon law in California gives you the right to have your car replaced or repurchased if it cannot be remedied within a ‘certain number of attempts. Your options are as follows:
- Vehicle replacement: A defective car that meets the criteria above must be replaced with the same vehicle originally purchased.
- Vehicle warranty: Car manufacturer must give you the same warranty that accompanied the original vehicle.
- Expenses: Manufacturer may need to cover your expenses, such as registration fees.
Red Flags That Indicate a Lemon Vehicle
If you get push-back when buying a used car regarding the history of the vehicle, this could tell you it has been wrecked or salvaged. Also, pay very close attention to how the brakes, lights, blinkers and windows work to ensure it is safe. And review the maintenance record to see that the oil was changed regularly and other routine service items were performed.
Five Benefits of Choosing Neale & Fhima, LLP for Your Lemon Law Claim in Irvine
Going up against a major auto manufacturer isn’t easy. To win, you need to have experience, resources, and dedication on your side. With this in mind, here are five benefits of choosing Neale & Fhima for your Lemon Law claim in Irvine, CA:
First, if we win, the manufacturer will be required to pay our legal fees. If we lose, we will not ask you to pay for our services or our expenses.
Second, we win. Over the last 40 years, our attorneys have maintained a 99 percent success rate across Lemon Law claims and the other types of cases that we handle. All together, we have helped thousands of clients in Irvine and throughout Southern California recover in excess of $50 million in financial compensation.
Third, it costs you nothing to learn about your rights under California’s Lemon Law. We offer free, no-obligation initial consultations, and we are happy to meet with you either in person or over the phone.
Fourth, at Neale & Fhima, we treat our clients the way we would want to be treated. This means:
- You can expect to be treated like a person, not a case file;
- You can expect us to answer your calls and provide straight answers to your questions;
- You can expect to receive personalized advice that has your best interests in mind;
- You can expect to work directly with your lawyer; and,
- You can expect us to work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome in your case.
With some law firms, you hand over your claim, and then you wait to find out what happens next. At Neale & Fhima, we take a different approach. We will be in contact throughout your California Lemon Law claim, and our attorneys will help you make informed decisions so that you remain in control.
Finally, with us, your case is personal. We will use the unique details of your situation to build your claim, and our attorneys will develop a strategy designed to secure a resolution that meets your unique needs. We invest personally and financially in our clients’ claims, and we are 100 percent committed to doing what it takes to win.
Contact Neale & Fhima for a Free Consultation with Our Irvine Lemon Law Attorney Today
Unfortunately, many dealerships and auto manufacturers make it extremely difficult for their customers to exercise their rights. If you are being stonewalled, or if you have tried repeatedly to get your vehicle fixed without results, we encourage you to contact us about pursuing a claim under California’s Lemon Law. To get started with a free, no-obligation consultation, call (949) 661-1007 or get in touch with us online today.