Orange County Lemon Law Eligibility
Trusted Legal Support for Navigating California's Lemon Law
California's Lemon Law protects consumers who purchase or lease new or used vehicles with a warranty and is designed to protect consumers from vehicle defects that impair the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. As a consumer, you may be eligible for compensation.
Signs your vehicle might be a lemon:
- Do you feel your vehicle is unsafe to drive?
- Is your vehicle unreliable?
- Have you brought your vehicle in multiple times under warranty?
- Has your vehicle ever stalled or broken down?
- Do you have problems starting your vehicle?
- Has the dealership ignored your concerns or told you nothing can be done?
- Are you frustrated with how many times you’ve had to take your new car in for repair?
At O’Connor Law Group, we are dedicated to helping clients in Orange County get the results they deserve under California's Lemon Law. Our experienced team of attorneys can review your case, help you understand if your vehicle qualifies as a lemon, and fight to get you the money that you deserve.
Eligibility Requirements Under the Lemon Law In Orange County
At O’Connor Law Group, we believe that understanding the qualifications for lemon law protection is essential. To be considered for lemon law coverage in Orange County, your vehicle must have a defect that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle. Examples include major components such as engine, transmission systems, suspension, steering, electronics, HVAC, airbags, seatbelts, fuel system, infotainment, safety sensors, hands-free, brakes, cooling, emissions, and other vehicle concerns.
In order to qualify for a claim under California's Lemon Law:
- The vehicle must have been purchased or leased in California
- You also must have taken the vehicle to an authorized dealership for repairs more than one time
- The car must have a substantial impairment in use, value, or safety due to defects or non-conformities
- The problems with the car must have been covered by a warranty. This means that the manufacturer or dealer had an obligation to repair the issues during the warranty period
If your car is found to be a lemon, the manufacturer must either repurchase (all your money back) or replace your vehicle. You may also be eligible for compensation for damages, repairs, rental cars, attorney fees, and other costs.
Our legal team at O’Connor Law Group understand how overwhelming it can be to navigate the lemon law and legal proceedings, which is why we take pride in providing our clients with personalized legal support and guidance. We have decades of experience handling lemon law cases from inception through trial. We have produced superior results for our clients ranging from lucrative settlements to significant trial victories.
Is Lemon Law for Used Cars in Orange County?
Yes, there is a lemon law for used cars in California. Under the California Lemon Law, used car owners who purchased vehicles primarily for "personal, family, or household" purposes are entitled to protection.
If a used car has a problem that affects its use, value, or safety, and the problem is covered under the manufacturer's warranty, the manufacturer or dealer may be required to fully repurchase or repair the car. The lemon law also applies to used cars that are still under warranty. It's important to note that the lemon law covers both new and used cars if there is still time remaining on the manufacturer's warranty.
Contact O’Connor Law Group for Experienced Lemon Law Representation
At O’Connor Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal representation and advice to clients in Orange County who have purchased faulty vehicles at no cost to you. We know how traumatic it can be to purchase a vehicle only to find out later that it is defective, and we strive to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve under California's Lemon Law. Our team is here to provide personalized guidance throughout every step of your case and ensure that you get the best outcome possible. We will be relentless in pursuing the compensation you deserve for your lemon law case.
Can My Case Be Resolved Without Having to go Through Formal Court Proceedings?In some cases, yes. The manufacturers have no incentive to engage in costly litigation for a case they believe they will lose. As such, some of our cases are resolved without a lawsuit.
What Fees Will I Have to Pay to Hire O’Connor Law Group, P.C.?
We do not charge our clients any up-front fees. The California Lemon Law includes an attorney’s fees provision which allows us to collect our fees and court costs from the automobile manufacturer at the successful resolution of the claim.
Pursuing your California lemon law claim, therefore, is economically feasible, even if you weren’t in a position to hire an attorney. Moreover, our contingency fees would not be due until we recover settlement proceeds.
Can O’Connor Law Group, P.C. Help Me if I Live in a Rural Town Hundreds of Miles Away From the Nearest Major City?
Yes. We handle lemon law cases throughout California. If needed, we will travel to your local area at no cost to you. If it is necessary to file a lawsuit in your case, the matter will be filed and litigated in your local county or district court.