Understanding Lemon Law Presumption in California
We get it, there's nothing more frustrating than investing your hard-earned money into a new car, only to find out it's defective. The constant trips to the repair shop, the safety concerns, and the overall disappointment can be overwhelming. But don't worry, you're not alone. Many consumers face this issue and that's where the Lemon Law comes in.
What Happens After Winning Your Lemon Law Case
According to the Auto Lemon Index, in California from 2018 to 2021, there were 7.6 million new car registrations, and 34,397 lemon law cases filed, representing 0.45 percent of all new vehicles sold. A lemon is a car that cannot be operated due to one or more safety defects.
Driver Abuse vs Lemon: Who is Responsible?
Throughout your lifetime, you’ll likely own several cars. Some of them you may purchase new, some used, and some you may only have for a few years. Sometimes you may own what you think is a new, “good” car when in fact, it turns out to be a lemon. But what really is a “lemon” in the eyes of the law? And what should you do if you think you have a “lemon” on your hands?
Why Should I Hire an Attorney for My Lemon Law Claim?
It’s common for people to refer to a car that frequently breaks down as a “lemon,” but the legal definition of a “lemon” car is much more narrowly focused. In fact, according to a report put out by the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG), fewer than one-half of one percent of vehicles end up being part of a lemon law claim. Still, if you find yourself in the unlucky position of having purchased a defective vehicle, it’s in your best interest to obtain legal counsel for a lemon law claim to ensure you get the compensation you’re due.
Do Transmission Issues Qualify as a Lemon?
Transmission issues can be a headache for vehicle owners. Fortunately, California provides lemon law protections to those who purchase or lease defective vehicles. If you are experiencing transmission problems with your car and believe your vehicle meets the criteria of a lemon, reach out to Law Offices of Kevin Faulk to get help.
Steps to Take If You Think Your Car Is a Lemon
There’s no worse feeling than buying a new product and finding out that it doesn’t work the way it was advertised and you’ve just wasted your money. This is especially true when you’ve bought a new car only to find it’s defective, commonly referred to as having a “lemon.” According to a report put out by the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS), some car makes and models are more likely to be lemons than others.