How do attorney fees work? Will I have to pay legal fees in a lemon law case?
Think you have a potential lemon but don’t understand how attorney fees work under the Song-Beverly Act (aka Lemon Law)? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Who Pays: The Manufacturers (and/or dealership)
The California lemon law requires the auto manufacturers to pay the lemon law attorney fees and costs rather than the consumer who purchased the lemon. This means you do not have to worry about figuring out how to represent yourself or paying costly lemon law lawyer fees.
But just because you are not on the hook for attorney fees, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t choose your lemon law attorney wisely. Be careful of choosing an attorney that does not specialize in this area of law, even if they’re willing to take your case. The right attorney will take the proper preliminary steps to analyze your case by revieing all documents and makings sure that you have a valid claim.