FAQs – Consumer Lemon Law FAQs:
Next to “do I have a case?” (which can be answered via review of your individual facts) the most common inquiry from consumers is whether they will have to pay out of pocket in order to assert their rights and obtain compensation. Thanks to the attorneys’ fees provisions contained in the California Lemon Law and federal law, there are no out of pocket attorneys’ fees to the consumer for pre-litigation representation. Attorneys’ fees are requested from the manufacturer as part of any settlement.
If there is no recovery obtained on your behalf, then no fees are charged. We only get paid if we are successful in getting you paid.
Our high success rate relies on the fact that we only accept cases that, based the law and evidence, have reasonable opportunity for recovery for the consumer.
If you voluntarily decide to pursue litigation rather than accepting a settlement out of court, we are knowledgeable, experienced, and will prosecute your claim with diligence. Unlike other Firms that may not be interested or willing to litigate, our attorneys have fully and successfully litigated cases and prevailed against the car companies at the trial courts and in the Court of Appeals.
With that being said, if a claim is not resolved out of court, you are under no obligation to proceed to court if you do not wish to. You can decide to end the representation without owing any fees.
This depends on the mileage of your vehicle and when it was purchased. If a consumer does not make a timely claim, he or she may lose his or her rights under the Lemon Law. Moreover, the longer a consumer owns a vehicle and more mileage on the vehicle the more defenses the manufacturer may be able to avail itself of. Contact us for a specific analysis of your situation and free review of your individual facts. We can determine the right time to make a claim and maximize your opportunity to recovery.
Yes; if you purchased a used vehicle that still has coverage under the original manufacturers’ warranty you have rights under the Lemon Law and are eligible for recovery.
Yes; although protected by different provisions of the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (commonly known as the California Lemon Law) than cars, owners of defective motorcycles can, under certain conditions, have the motorcycles replaced, repurchased, or receive cash compensation.
We regularly resolve claims and obtain compensation for consumers that have purchased from the following manufacturers of cars, motorcycles, and RV’s: General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Chrysler, Toyota, Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Honda, Harley Davidson, Aprilia, Bomabardier/Can Am, Ducati, Indian, Victory, Polaris, Four Winds, Monaco, Winnebago, Fleetwood, Forest River, Keystone… (this list is not exhaustive).