There are so many things to do in Sacramento, from visiting state parks to historical cathedrals and museums. The city of Sacramento has so much to offer, which is why thousands of people live in Sacramento to enjoy the beautiful weather. But, it could be very difficult to get around Sacramento when your car is not working properly.

When you purchase a car, you have a reasonable expectation that the car will be free of any problems, and will not need service or repairs for the next couple of months. It could be very frustrating to deal with constant repairs immediately after buying a car,  especially when the car was brand new. In the event that you have been dealing with such an experience, you may have a lemon law claim against the vehicle manufacturer.

Unfortunately, many people are not aware that they could file a lemon law claim for any vehicle problems they experience after purchasing a new car. Lemon law also covers used cars that have been purchased from the dealership and offers warranties. In the event that you have been dealing with a problematic vehicle, you have the right to get compensated not only for the repair costs, but for time missed from work, and any medical bills from injuries if you have been involved in an accident. 

Who do you file a lemon law claim against in California?

Under lemon laws in the state of California, you have the right to notify the Vehicle Manufacturer about your vehicle’s condition. That is the first step that you should take prior to filing a lemon law claim. This is usually advice because the vehicle manufacturer may try to negotiate a settlement prior to a lawsuit being filed.

 If the dealership or vehicle manufacturer is unable to assist you, then you have the right to file a lemon law claim in court. In the event that you do decide to file a claim in court, we recommend that you speak to a highly qualified lemon law attorney.

What cars fall under lemon laws in California?

Vehicles that have been sold with a warranty fall under lemon laws in California. This includes:

In order to be eligible for lemon law protections in Sacramento, California, the car must have a defect that poses a safety risk. The defect must be significant. If the defect is considered minor and repairable, it will not fall under lemon laws. To determine if the defect was minor or significant, give our attorneys a call today. There are so many different legal terms that you must have to navigate through in the event that you decide to not hire an attorney.

The defect in the vehicle must be present within the first 18 months of purchasing the vehicle or within the first 18,000 miles driven on the new vehicle. Courts look at whichever comes first when determining the date of the defect. The automobile manufacturer must also be notified about the defect. The manufacturer must have made multiple attempts to fix the defect. Because there are so many different factors and criteria that you must have to meet in a lawsuit, our lawyers are ready and able to help you. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions. Hundreds of clients have dealt with lemon law cases in the past and that has granted Heidari Law Group a successful track record. 

Are only personal cars covered under lemon law?

Usually, lemon law covers vehicles driven for personal purposes, instead of business purposes. This means that if the vehicle was used for household uses, such as getting to work, and driving family members, it will qualify under lemon laws. 

Does a business vehicle not fall under lemon law?

If you are a business and have purchased a vehicle you think is a lemon, give our attorneys a call to discuss your case. There are certain circumstances where a business vehicle could be considered a lemon. For example, if you own a business, and have less than five vehicles registered to the business, you may be able to file a lemon law claim for compensation for the vehicle that has the defect. 

Do I have to arbitrate my lemon law claim?

Arbitration is negotiations between both parties. In California, you are not required to arbitrate your lemon law claim. But, it is recommended for certain circumstances. 

Do you need a lemon law attorney in Sacramento?

Although it is not required that you have an attorney representing you in a lemon law claim in court, it is highly recommended that you have a qualified Sacramento Lemon Law attorney with experience in the legal process. Dealing with a lemon car could be very difficult, it could be even more difficult when you are dealing with the law and other parties involved. Our best recommendation to you is to hire an attorney to represent you while you to make sure that you get the compensation you need.

What will our lemon law Sacramento lawyers do?

Our Sacramento attorneys have decades of experience making sure that clients get the compensation they deserve if they have had any damages or injuries due to another party. We work on getting justice for our clients. Each attorney in Sacramento may have a different way of doing things, but our Sacramento lemon law attorneys are available to help our clients 24/7. Just some of the things that our attorneys will do with your lemon law case is:

  • Evaluate your case: this initially starts during the consultation. We will ask a variety of questions to determine exactly what type of defect your vehicle has, and how much in damages you should be owed. 
  • Communicate with the manufacturer: it takes a highly qualified attorney to communicate and negotiate with a vehicle manufacturer, especially since vehicle manufacturers deal with thousands of lemon law claims each year. Our strong attorneys are not afraid of negotiating with the dealership and car manufacturers on behalf of our clients
  • Filing a lawsuit: in the event that we are unable to negotiate with the vehicle manufacturer and agree on compensation, we will file a lawsuit in court. There are several different requirements that must be met in order to file a lawsuit, and we will navigate through the legal process for you. 
  • Trial: in the event that your case does go to trial, our trial attorneys are skilled and have the necessary background to represent you. 

What type of compensation could I receive for my lemon law claim in Sacramento?

The types of compensation you receive depend on the circumstances of your lemon law claim, and the defect that your vehicle had. Some examples of compensation you could receive for your lemon law claim in Sacramento could include:

  • Repair costs
  • Refund of the vehicle purchase price
  • Refund of the vehicle registration
  • Refund of the vehicle license fees
  • Refund of the vehicle purchase taxes
  • Replacement of the vehicle
  • Compensation for the lost value of the vehicle
  • Attorney’s fees (these damages are only awarded when you win your lemon law claim)

What if I made modifications to my vehicle?

If it is determined that the modifications you need to your vehicle actually caused the defect, you will not be reimbursed for any costs. If you have made modifications, it is your responsibility to show that the modifications you made have not impacted your vehicle safety whatsoever.