If your car has had repeat problems under warranty, you might have a lemon! To have your lemon car replaced or refunded, you will need to file a lemon law claim. California’s lemon law ensures that people who have purchased or leased a new or used car under warranty are protected.
So how does the process work?
Take Your Vehicle in for Repairs
First, you must take your vehicle to the manufacturer to get it repaired. The manufacturer must be given a few attempts to repair your car. It is not suggested to go to an independent mechanic as you may not qualify for lemon law.
Gather Repair Documentation
Make sure you get service records of all the times you took your vehicle to get repaired. The documents must show which vehicle problem you have been having and how it continues to appear. You must also gather copies of your purchase and lease agreement to show that you are copied under warranty.
Hire an Experienced Lemon Law Attorney
The next step is to hire an experienced California lemon law attorney to ensure that the claim is handled properly. Vehicle manufacturers typically have experienced defense firms to represent them, so it is important to have a qualified attorney to represent you.
Negotiate a Settlement or Litigate
Your attorney will work hard to get you a settlement. If these efforts are successful and you are offered the outcome you desired, your case will be settled.
If you think you have a lemon, do not hesitate to contact the experienced lemon law attorneys at State Law Firm for a free consultation. Call us at (818) 477-0773 to get a free consultation.