If you recently purchased a new or used car and now have buyer’s remorse because of recurring electrical or mechanical problems, a lemon law attorney in San Bernardino can help. At Neale & Fhima, we’ve successfully represented hundreds of clients who had the same problems you do. In fact, we have a 99% success rate in lemon law cases! Wherever you live in the Inland Empire, our lemon law attorneys stand ready to help. We have recovered more than $50 million on behalf of our clients.
California’s Lemon Law is one of the toughest in the nation, which means an experienced San Bernardino lemon law lawyer can help you pursue a legal remedy.
Neale & Fhima has years of experience helping dissatisfied buyers who have been saddled with lemon vehicles. We know how to gather evidence and use the state’s lemon law to protect our clients who may be entitled to a new car, a vehicle repurchase or other remedies. For a free initial consultation about your case, contact a San Bernardino lemon law attorney at Neale & Fhima at (877) 308-2128.
Why Do I Need a San Bernardino Lemon Law Lawyer?
Purchasing or leasing a lemon can be a major headache, and it can be frustrating as well. From constant return visits to the dealership to the risk of a defect causing a serious accident or injury, you want the saga to be over, and you want it to be over now. The Inland Empire can mean hot, desolate driving in summer and chilly nights in winter. No one wants to break down on the side of the road because they own a lemon. This is both inconvenient and potentially dangerous.
Unfortunately, dealerships and manufacturers rarely respect customers’ rights under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act – better known as California’s Lemon Law – without putting up a fight. The California state legislature created the lemon law to protect consumers from large auto manufacturers who have much more power and resources than the average citizen does. A San Bernardino lemon law lawyer can fight aggressively on your behalf. If you are thinking about pursuing a Lemon Law claim, you need experienced representation on your side. A San Bernardino lemon law attorney can be your best advocate.
How Do I Choose a Lemon Law Lawyer San Bernardino?
That’s a great question! This is an important choice for you, because not all lawyers offer the same level of skill or client service. Take some time to read law firms’ web sites and their attorneys’ bios. Read the client reviews and see what other people have to say about the level of service they received (or didn’t receive) from the firm. Were phone calls answered promptly? Did attorneys and staff keep clients informed regularly? These are questions you can ask yourself when you’re choosing an attorney. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have.
Lemon Law Client Review
“Aaron was very helpful and compassionate in taking the time to explain everything to me simply and thoroughly. He always kept me updated on the case and got it cleared up quickly. He made the whole experience a positive one and was able to get the car bought back as a lemon.”
What’s It Like Working with a San Bernardino Lemon Law Lawyer?
With a skilled and experienced lawyer, the process should be smooth and efficient. Your San Bernardino lemon law lawyer will gather evidence, vehicle repair records and necessary documents. He or she will also guide you through the process of identifying your warranty, scheduling the necessary mechanic appointments, organizing your receipts and filing legal documents with the court. It will not require a lot of work from you. You will simply have to follow directions from your attorney so that all requirements for filing a complaint are met. We work with clients throughout the Inland Empire.
Learn about Your Rights Under California’s Lemon Law
At Neale & Fhima, we devote a significant portion of our practice to representing California residents in claims under California’s Lemon Law. Successfully pursuing a Lemon Law claim in San Bernardino requires not only a thorough understanding of the law, but the litigation skills and financial resources necessary to take on the defense lawyers who represent the major automotive manufacturers. Our record shows that we have what it takes to win. When you speak with us, you will see that we are 100 percent committed to protecting your rights under the law.
We understand that pursuing a Lemon Law claim can be overwhelming; if you are like most people, you probably don’t quite know where to begin. To help you, we have published a number of resources on protecting your rights under California’s Lemon Law:
- Do You Have a Lemon? – Find out whether your vehicle qualifies as a “lemon” under California’s Lemon Law.
- The Lemon Law Claims Process – Learn what you can expect if you decide to file a California Lemon Law claim.
- What Makes California’s Lemon Law Unique? – Learn more about the unique protections afforded to consumers under California’s Lemon Law.
- What to Do if You Have a Lemon – Find out what you should do next if you believe that you may have purchased or leased a lemon in San Bernardino, CA.
- Lemon Law FAQs – Get answers to a number of frequently asked questions about protecting your rights under California’s Lemon Law.
California Lemon Law Covers Both New and Used Vehicles
New cars offer comprehensive warranties, and this is reflected in the purchase price. If you bought a new vehicle that turns out to be a clunker, you will need to provide a copy of your new car warranty and schedule a reasonable number of repair attempts before you can file a lemon lawsuit in California.
If you’ve decided that a used car is the better way to go, then you could have a warranty, too.
Warranties are important in California Lemon Law and are the deal breaker if you have purchased a lemon, whether new or used.
To establish a lemon law claim in San Bernardino, California, your used car must have been sold with the manufacturer’s original warranty still intact or at least one of three qualifying vehicle warranties. If you are unsure about used car warranties, an experienced San Bernardino used car lemon law attorney can help explain the following.
Transferred New Car Warranty
All new cars come with a manufacturer’s warranty. When the title of this car changes hands (through a sale) during the warranty period, any remaining warranty coverage transfers to the new buyer.
Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty
Authorized dealerships are the only entities that can sell CPO vehicles, so don’t be fooled by private sellers or car lots that say a used vehicle is “certified pre-owned.” CPO means that the manufacturer has refurbished and resold a used vehicle after inspecting every inch of it. Therefore, these vehicles come with a CPO warranty. While these warranties are not as all-inclusive as new-car warranties, they do provide valuable protection.
Lemon Law Buyback Warranty
Vehicles labeled “lemons” are sometimes bought back by manufacturers and repaired. These vehicles can then be resold. However, the law requires that these vehicles must be accompanied by a “lemon law buyback warranty,” which provides 12-month/12,000-mile warranty coverage of the prior defect.
If your used car turns out to be a lemon and you have one of these warranties, let our San Bernardino used car lemon law attorneys help you file a complaint and receive compensation. Just call us at (877) 308-2128 for a free initial evaluation of your case.
Why Do Clients Choose Neale & Fhima, LLP in San Bernardino, California?
In California Lemon Law claims, your choice of legal representation matters. So, why should you choose Neale & Fhima?
We Know the Law.
Pursuing a successful Lemon Law claim requires thorough knowledge of the law and an intimate understanding of the unique processes and procedures involved. At Neale & Fhima, we have decades of experience, and we consistently get results for our clients.
We Care about Our Clients.
At Neale & Fhima, we will not reduce you and your claim to a case file. We work closely with our clients, getting to know them personally and learning the minute details of their cases so that we can pursue the best possible results.
We Are Experienced in California Lemon Law Claims.
Attorneys Matt Neale and Aaron Fhima have successfully represented individuals and businesses in California Lemon Law claims against many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers. While most of our clients’ cases settle, Matt and Aaron will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary. We work with car owners everywhere in the Inland Empire.
We Use the Law to Your Advantage.
Under California’s Lemon Law, manufacturers are required to pay successful claimants’ legal fees. At Neale & Fhima, we use the law to your advantage so that pursuing your claim comes at no financial cost to you.
We Help You Make Informed Decisions.
From choosing a lawyer to deciding whether to accept a settlement or take your case to trial, it is important that you make informed decisions at each stage of your California Lemon Law claim. We offer free consultations so that you can get to know us before hiring one of our attorneys to file your claim, and we pledge to always advise you with your best interests in mind.
Get Started with a Free Consult from a San Bernardino Lemon Law Lawyer Today
If you would like to speak with an attorney about protecting your rights under California’s Lemon Law, contact Neal & Fhima for a free, no-obligation consultation with a lemon law lawyer in San Bernardino. With offices located throughout Southern California, we regularly represent clients in San Bernardino, CA. To speak with one of our attorneys in person or over the phone, call (877) 308-2128 or tell us about your claim online today.