Lemon Law

California’s Lemon Law protects consumers and makes them whole after they spend their hard-earned money on a defective vehicle. You may be eligible for protection under California law if a problem with your vehicle is covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, is presented to a dealership during the warranty period, and if your vehicle has been at the dealership for more than 30 days or you have had to take it to the dealership two times or more. If your vehicle qualifies, you may be entitled to a refund, a replacement vehicle, or other financial compensation. Manufacturers who willfully violate the law may also need to pay civil penalties.

Resolute Trials proudly seeks justice for consumers who purchased defective vehicles. Lemon law attorney Ted Swanson works to obtain superior outcomes for consumers in California Lemon Law cases. With over 20 years of experience, he knows how to resolve your case for maximum value.

Understanding California’s Lemon Law

California has some of the most consumer-friendly Lemon Laws in the country. California’s Lemon Law, also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Repair Act, covers defective vehicles. To qualify, the vehicle must have a defect that substantially impairs its use, value, or safety, and the manufacturer must have either been given a reasonable number of attempts to repair the vehicle or the vehicle has been at the dealership for more than 30 consecutive days.

What Vehicles Are Covered?

  • New motor and certified used vehicles purchased or leased from a California car dealership in 2015 or after
  • Vehicles that weigh less than 10,000 pounds
  • Businesses that own more than 5 vehicles registered in California are not covered
  • Vehicles registered outside of California are not covered

Number of Required Repair Attempts

  • At least two repair attempts during the warranty period
  • 30 consecutive days out of service for repairs, regardless of the number of repair attempts

When Repair Attempts Must Occur

Repair attempts must occur within the warranty period. However, if the vehicle was not repaired properly, and there are further repairs outside of the warranty period, a court may consider those as well.

The Skill You Need. The Service You Deserve.

Unlike many high-volume Lemon Law firms in California, Resolute Trials only handles a small number of cases at a time. Mr. Swanson will directly oversee your case, ensuring that you are provided with personal attention from a veteran trial lawyer with extensive experience in lemon law matters. Having tried multiple lemon law cases to a jury, Mr. Swanson is intimately familiar with the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, understands the strengths and weaknesses of a case, and is able to use his knowledge and experience to extract the most value from the manufacturer, whether through settlement or trial. Attorney Swanson will handle every aspect of your case, from the initial intake to the final resolution, which means you will always know what to expect and where you are in the litigation process at all times.

Mr. Swanson offers a free case evaluation to help you determine whether your vehicle is a lemon. He will analyze your case and explain your rights and your options. No matter what your case involves, he will provide you with personal attention and advice to protect your best interests.

Contact Our California Lemon Law Attorney

Consumers who want legal representation in their California Lemon Case should never have to pay for an attorney. When you win your case, the manufacturer is required to pay your attorney’s fees, not you; there is no downside to hiring Resolute Trials to be your Lemon Law lawyer.

To learn more, contact Resolute Trials today to schedule a confidential appointment to discuss your situation and how Attorney Swanson can help.