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Oakland and East Bay Lemon Law Lawyer

Have you recently purchased or leased a vehicle that has underperformed or failed to meet the standards set forth by the vehicle’s express warranty? If so, you could be entitled to compensation. An experienced Oakland lemon law attorney is the ideal resource for you to consult in this situation. The right attorney can streamline the process of holding a manufacturer accountable for an express warranty nonconformity.

Lemon Law Pro is pleased to provide our legal services to Oakland and the entire East Bay. We look forward to helping residents in areas including but not limited to Oakland, Berkeley, San Leandro, Hayward, Union City, San Pablo, Vallejo, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, San Ramon, Blackhawk, Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton and Brentwood.

As a firm that exclusively practices in the area of California Lemon Law, our lawyers are well versed in the complexities of the law and providing you with exceptional representation. Our goal is to provide the highest level of skill and services to our clients. The best part is these services are provided at absolutely no cost to our clients.

How Does the Lemon Law Work?

The lemon law, also known as the California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, which applies statewide, covers vehicles purchased or leased that fail to perform appropriately while under applicable express warranties. A vehicle covered under warranty is typically eligible for repair through a manufacturer and/or the dealership where it was purchased or leased. If the vehicle fails to meet performance standards after a reasonable number of attempts, it is a lemon.

If you purchase a vehicle in the state, you have the reasonable expectation for that vehicle to perform as advertised, and you certainly should not expect it to pose a threat of great bodily harm or death through normal, responsible use of the vehicle. If you have had to repair the same issue multiple times in a short timeframe, it’s important to consider whether you have been sold a lemon.

Whenever there is any diminishing of the vehicle’s ability to be used, its value, or its safety, it can be a nonconformity with the terms of the warranty. A vehicle may also be presumed to be a lemon under certain conditions, but this presumption does not guarantee that the manufacturer will buy back the vehicle. Every express warranty has numerous exceptions, complex terms, and strict conditions.

Why Should I Hire an Oakland Lemon Law Attorney?

You should hire an Oakland lemon law attorney to help resolve your warranty issues. While a consumer could pursue a resolution without legal counsel, a manufacturer is unlikely to extend a fair offer to such a consumer. They generally hope to take advantage of people in these situations and minimize their financial exposure. The average person may be unaware of the true value of their case, and this can, unfortunately, enable a manufacturer to take advantage.

The team at Lemon Law Pro excels at handling complex warranty-related cases, and our team can quickly identify the warranty nonconformities you have experienced and address them succinctly. We know the tactics that manufacturers often use to try to avoid liability for the lemons sold to consumers, and we know how to help our clients overcome these disputes efficiently.

You may be entitled to more of a settlement than you initially expected. While it is difficult to assess the average lemon law settlement in the state due to the wide range of variables that affect these cases, generally, a claimant can either have their vehicle bought back by a manufacturer or they can be reimbursed for repair costs and keep the vehicle. Some manufacturers are willing to offer replacement vehicles.

When Does a Vehicle Qualify as a Lemon?

Generally, a vehicle qualifies as a lemon when it does not meet warranty specifications after a reasonable number of attempts to repair those vehicles. The state has one of the strongest lemon laws in the country, providing consumers with broad flexibility when it comes to resolving their lemon-related issues. However, the law is very specific, and manufacturers are likely to try everything they can to minimize their financial liability in a lemon law case.

The timeframe of 18 months following the sale of the vehicle, or 18,000 miles added to the odometer, whichever occurs first, is considered the threshold of when a vehicle may be presumed to be a lemon. A few other criteria must be considered as well:

  • A nonconformity causes a condition that has a high chance of causing great bodily harm or death, and the vehicle has been repaired two or more times by the manufacturer. The buyer or lessee must have directly notified the manufacturer at least once of the vehicle’s need for repairs.
  • The same nonconformity has been repaired four or more times by the manufacturer, and the buyer or lessee has directly notified the manufacturer of the vehicle’s need for these repairs.
  • The vehicle is considered a lemon if the vehicle is out of service for more than 30 cumulative days following the buyer or lessee taking delivery of the vehicle. This total can be extended if the necessary repairs cannot be performed due to circumstances that are entirely beyond the manufacturer’s control.

The wording of the state’s lemon law can be complex and daunting for the average person. Attempting to resolve your case on your own is unlikely to yield the outcome you hope to see. If you are unsure whether your situation satisfies the criteria for a lemon law claim, your Oakland lemon law attorney can review the details of your repairs and your communications with the manufacturer to determine whether you can file a claim.

Securing a Refund for a Lemon in Oakland

Many people who successfully prove that their vehicles qualify as lemons will seek refunds for these vehicle purchases. If this applies to your case, you can generally expect a refund of the purchase amount minus a charge based on the number of miles you added to the odometer between the time you took delivery of the vehicle and the time of the first repair. If both the claimant and the manufacturer agree to such terms, a replacement may be arranged instead.

The time your case could take to reach a conclusion depends on several factors, but one of the most effective ways you can reduce the time it takes to resolve your lemon law claim is by hiring an experienced Oakland lemon law attorney right away once you believe that you have a case. Your attorney can help ensure you are treated fairly by the manufacturer and that they deliver a fair refund or replacement offer.

Find a Trustworthy Oakland Lemon Law Attorney

One of the most important benefits of securing legal counsel from Lemon Law Pro is that our services are entirely free. The state’s lemon law enables attorneys who represent consumers to collect their attorney fees directly from manufacturers. When you choose our firm to represent you, you will pay us nothing, and you will keep the entirety of your lemon law refund. The manufacturer is responsible for our legal fees.

We make it simple and easy for you to contact us. Simple fill out our online form or give us a call. Our consultations are free and generally occur over the telephone. Also you can submit your documents for attorney review via e-mail, fax or mail. Our goal is to try to make this experience for you as easy and convenient as we can.

So what are you waiting for, contact us today.

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California Lemon Law Attorney. Our California lemon lawyers specializes in the area of lemon law. Our lemon law firm can help with your lemon car, truck, SUV, RV motor home, trailer, 5th wheel, motorcycle or boat.

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