San Diego Lemon Law Attorney

San Diego County is currently home to more than 3 million people, many of whom own or lease defective vehicles. If your car, truck, or SUV has been in for repeated repairs or out of service for 30 days or more, you may have a lemon on your hands. That’s the time to call an experienced San Diego lemon law attorney.

At CCA – The Lemon Firm, we have the skills and determination to hold large automakers and dealers accountable for providing defective vehicles to the public. When you become our client, we will fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we recover for you; all of our costs are paid by the automakers. The sooner you contact our office, the sooner we can get to work on your lemon law claim.

The Experienced Choice in San Diego Lemon Law Claims

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Our legal team has a working knowledge of the California lemon law and the legal remedies that are available to you. In short, if your vehicle has a warranty defect that cannot be repaired after a reasonable number of attempts or if your vehicle was out of service for 30 days or more, you may be entitled to compensation. The defect must substantially impair the vehicle’s safety, performance, or value, however. 

Generally, safety defects (e.g. fuel systems, brakes, tires, airbags, seats, wiring, seat belts) must be repaired after two attempts, while other defects (e.g. air conditioning, power windows, door locks, power seats, paint defects) must be repaired after four attempts. In any event, it takes an experienced lemon law attorney to protect your rights. 

Think You Have a Lemon?

Our legal team knows how to fight back against manufacturers that fail to honor their warranties. We are well-aware of the tactics they use to deny legitimate claims, such as claiming the defect was caused by the consumer misusing or abusing the vehicle or that the defect is not covered under the warranty. 

Moreover, consumers are at a disadvantage against automakers who rely on powerful teams of attorneys and the fine print of warranties to deny claims. At CCA – The Lemon Firm, we have the skills and experience to level the playing field. When you become our client, your claim will be handled by highly capable consumer advocacy attorneys. 

We will work closely with you to gather all your vehicle’s repair records — invoices, communications with the dealer or manufacturer, technical service bulletins) and handle all the details of your claim. Above all, we will leverage our knowledge and experience to enforce your legal rights. Our trial lawyers know their way around the courtroom and fight to win.

Lemon Law Remedies in San Diego

There are several available legal remedies available to you under the California lemon law. In short, the manufacturer must offer to:

  • Replace your defective vehicle with a new one
  • Repurchase the vehicle (less the mileage offset from the purchase price)
  • Refund the purchase price 

The manufacturer must also reimburse expenses you incurred while your vehicle was out of service, such as the cost of renting a car. Additionally, the California lemon law allows you to recover attorneys’ fees and related legal costs. This means that all of our fees and costs are paid from settlements with the automakers – you pay us nothing unless we win compensation for you.  

Finally, if we can prove the automaker willfully violated provisions of the lemon law, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Manufacturers may be liable for civil penalties of up to two times the purchase price of the vehicle, which means that you may recover more than you paid for your defective vehicle. 

Trust CCA – The Lemon Firm to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. We have a well-earned reputation as dedicated consumer advocates and a proven history of achieving significant settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients.

The Lemon Law Process in San Diego:

  1. Documentation: Gather all repair records, warranty information, and any communication with the manufacturer or dealership regarding the issues.
  2. Lemon Law Attorney: Consult a lemon law attorney. They can assess your case, navigate the legalities, and increase your chances of success.
  3. Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR): California requires an attempt at resolving the issue with the manufacturer through an IDR program.
  4. Arbitration or Lawsuit: If the IDR is unsuccessful, arbitration or a lawsuit may be necessary.

Potential Outcomes:

  • Replacement Vehicle: The manufacturer may offer a comparable replacement vehicle.
  • Full Refund: You may receive a full refund of your purchase price, including down payment, monthly payments, taxes, and registration fees.
  • Compensation for Incidental Expenses: This could include towing charges and rental car fees incurred due to the car being out of service.

Contact an Experienced San Diego Lemon Law Attorney Today

If you believe your vehicle is a lemon, you need the powerful representation we provide. When you consult with us, we will determine whether you have a valid lemon law claim at no cost to you. At CCA – The Lemon Firm, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of auto consumers in San Diego and throughout California. Please contact our office today to speak with an experienced lemon law attorney.