You just realized you’ve been handed a lemon vehicle. Chances are, you’re asking, “What next?”
As frustrating as it is, there are steps you can take that can help you feel slightly more at ease. Take a look at our list of tips that will help guide you to your best possible solution: your lemon vehicle’s buyback or replacement!
Your attorney will carefully evaluate your case, compile the necessary details needed to aggressively fight the manufacturer on your behalf, and represent you in court, should your case go to trial. Keep in mind that most cases are settled out of court and your legal fees are the sole responsibility of the manufacturer, so nothing comes out of your pocket! Fighting the manufacturer alone is a frustrating and time-consuming process that leaves consumers feeling like they’re running in circles. Having necessary legal representation maximizes your recovery and gives you the peace of mind that you need during this difficult time.
- SAFETY FIRST! If the mechanical defects or design flaws are affecting the use, value, or safety of the vehicle, it is best to stop driving it immediately. Your safety always comes first!
- TAKE NOTES. In addition to keeping track of all repair orders and other documentation from the manufacturer or dealership, it is smart to write down the details of all discussions related to your lemon vehicle. This includes names, dates, and any advice provided to you by dealerships, repair shops, or other manufacturer representative. Having this information in writing will help determine if your vehicle is covered by the California Lemon Law and will help prepare your case, should you decide to contact an experienced attorney.
- CONSULT AN ATTORNEY. There is a chance that the manufacturer will try to mislead you into thinking that your vehicle cannot be covered by the California Lemon Law. Further, they may convince you to settle with them under their terms, which could result in a replacement vehicle with higher monthly payments. Having a lemon law lawyer on your side is the smartest option to help you get the outcome you deserve.
Ready to Get Started?
Speak to one of our knowledgeable lemon law attorneys and let us formulate the best strategy for your case. Your consultation is free and you will learn more about the numerous rights you have under the California Lemon Law. Call us today at 888-536-6628. We are ready to help you take the next step toward the vehicle buyback or replacement that you deserve.