How Does a Car Qualify for the Lemon Law?

Categories: Defective Products

How Does a Car Qualify for the Lemon Law?

The Civil Code of California requires that auto manufacturers provide lemon law buybacks to new cars, trucks and SUV owners when the manufacturer cannot repair the vehicle within a ‘reasonable’ number of attempts of a serious defect during the original factory warranty period. The major issue with lemon law claims in California is: What is…

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How Many Days Do You Have Under the Lemon Law?

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How Many Days Do You Have Under the Lemon Law?

Californians who have a new vehicle that is covered by the original factory warranty, but are having serious reliability issues can file a lemon law claim. The lemon law allows you to have your car repurchased or replaced in cases where the defects are so serious that they affect the safety and/or value of the…

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The NHTSA’s Diminishing Role as Watchdog Should Worry You

Categories: Defective Products

The NHTSA's Diminishing Role as Watchdog Should Worry You

The top automotive safety watchdog in the U.S. is conducting fewer defect investigations than ever in its history. This is a major shift that consumer advocates say could increase the chances of dangerous automotive defects that could cause serious injury or death in future years. According to a recent Consumer Reports story, the National Highway…

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New Road Rules in California

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New Road Rules in California

If you drive in California, the DMV wants you to be aware of three new laws that took effect on July 1, 2018. The first law is a regulatory change for private passenger carriers that are not for hire. An example is a church bus or employee shuttle. The new law, SB 19, transfers the…

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Drivers, Don’t Forget These Back-To-School Safety Tips

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Drivers, Don't Forget These Back-To-School Safety Tips

Summer will soon be over, and when your children go back to school, it is important for them to remember some safety tips from the National Safety Council that will keep them healthy and safe throughout the new school year. Our pedestrian accident attorneys at Neale & Fhima want to encourage you to share these…

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Deaths in Large Truck Crashes Are Increasing – Here’s Why…

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Deaths in Large Truck Crashes Are Increasing - Here's Why…

Fatalities from accidents with tractor trailers have been climbing in the United States. Since 2016, at least 4,300 people died in commercial vehicle crashes. This is an increase of 5.4% from 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA also found that advanced safety features such as forward collision warning and automatic…

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Safety Advocates Sound Alarm on Fatigue Among Rideshare Drivers

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Safety Advocates Sound Alarm on Fatigue Among Rideshare Drivers

More Americans are using rideshare programs such as Uber, Lyft and others to get where they need to go. But a recent study from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) found that fatigue and sleepiness are inherent risks for rideshare passengers and drivers. The major factor contributing to fatigue behind the wheel for rideshare…

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A Loss for BMW, a Victory for California’s Lemon Law

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A Loss for Bmw, a Victory for California's Lemon Law

BMW lost a lemon law case in Los Angeles last month that was a victory for the California lemon law that protects consumers against new vehicles with constant repair and reliability problems. In the lemon law case, Joe Ruiz Sr. filed a lawsuit against BMW in 2015 for breach of implied warranty, as well as…

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How Safe Do Autonomous Cars Need to Be to Gain Your Trust?  

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How Safe Do Autonomous Cars Need to Be to Gain Your Trust?  

Driverless cars were once the realm of science fiction. Fiction is quickly becoming reality — and driverless cars are about to be a huge presence on our roads. A recent survey highlighted by the Washington Post indicates that the majority of Americans expect autonomous vehicles to be common within the next fifteen years. The potential for a…

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Are SUVs Fueling the Pedestrian Fatality Surge?

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Are SUVs Fueling the Pedestrian Fatality Surge?

If the news reports are right, it comes down to this: Walk at your own risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently released a report noting that pedestrian deaths have increased 46% since 2009. Most pedestrian deaths occur not at intersections, but on busy, dark roads in suburbs and cities around the country. The…

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