If you buy a new vehicle in California and it is spending far more time in the shop than on the road, you may very well have purchased a lemon. Under the lemon law in the State of California, which is actually referred to as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, a car is considered to be a lemon if within 18 months from the day you take delivery or within 18,000 miles:
* There have been two tries at repairing a warranty defect that could cause a serious injury or result in a death.
* The vehicle manufacturer has made four tries at repairing the same warranty defect.
* Your vehicle has been out of service for 30 days or more.
* The issues with the vehicle are not the result of abuse by you.
If a car does qualify than the manufacturer is responsible to either replace it or refund your money in total. If they refuse to do so, it is time to hire an attorney.
What a Lemon Law Attorney can do for You
A knowledgeable lemon law attorney is well-versed in the California Lemon Law and knows the ins and outs and will be able to be sure that you receive the best possible settlement after negotiation and arbitration. Other reasons to allow an attorney to handle your case for you include the fact that he or she is up-to-date on exactly what your consumer rights are. Also, by have an attorney handle your negotiations, you’ll most likely receive your settlement for more quickly than if you handled the whole thing yourself. Most importantly, an attorney knows what to say and what not to say, unlike you who might make statements that could be damaging to your case. If you think you have a lemon law case, before you do anything, contact Krohn & Moss, Ltd. Consumer Law Center® to discuss your options. Contact yourlemonlawrights.com for Lemon Law Attorney in California.