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California's Lemon Law Expert

Get the best legal representation at no cost to you. 

Legal Solutions Designed For You

Why Choose West Coast Lemons

Small Firm,
Big Results

West Coast Lemons is a small firm where you’ll get to work directly with the managing attorney. Compare that to other firms where you’ll never speak to the name partner and your case will be passed off to a less experienced associate or paralegal. Our results also speak for themselves with over 4 million dollars negotiated by our managing attorney alone. 

Free Legal Representation

We offer free consultations and if we take on your case, you pay nothing out of pocket for attorney’s fees and costs; the manufacturer of your defective vehicle will pay them for you. Unlike many other lemon law firms, we do not charge our clients a contingency fee. Our goal is to make you whole again, not take your money. That’s how you know we’re truly on your side. When you get paid, we get paid. 

A Lemon Law Expert
Fighting For You

With years of experience in this industry, 100% of my practice is dedicated to the lemon law. By choosing West Coast Lemons you’ll have an attorney on your side that knows how these manufacturers and their attorneys work, and most importantly will fight for you! 

Lemon Law 101

Everything You Need To Know

What Is The California
Lemon Law?

The California lemon law, also known as The Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, is the law the protects consumers when they purchase a vehicle or product that the manufacturer is unable to repair under warranty.

There are three main ways to qualify for the lemon law:

  • Implied warranty- this means your car or RV wasn’t up to normal standards within the first year after purchase.
  • Express warranty- you take your car or RV in multiple times for the same issue and the dealer can’t fix it.
  • 30 day rule- the dealership has your car or RV for over 30 days for the same repair.

How Many Times Do I Need To Take My Car In For It To Be A Lemon?

There’s no one size fits all magic number to answer this question, but the law does provide some basic guidelines within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles after purchase of a new car or truck:

  • At least two repair visits for serious, safety related issues
  • At least four times for almost any other issue
  • At least 30 days for one repair visit

Even if none of those guidelines sound like your situation yet, speaking with an experienced lemon law attorney can point you in the right direction and make sure that if you did end up with a lemon, you’ll be able to prove it!

What Am I Entitled To If I Have A Lemon?

Generally, if you have a lemon you are entitled to either a repurchase (also called a buyback) or a replacement. Another settlement option is a cash and keep where you are paid some money but keep the loan/lease on the vehicle. 

How Many Repair Visits Does My RV Need To Qualify For The Lemon Law?

An average RV case has around 3-4 separate repair visits, 3-4 months at the dealership for repairs, and repeat issues involving major components like slide outs, water leaks, black tank issues, and structural problems. However, there’s no magic number of repair visits or days out of service so take advantage of a free consultation with an RV lemon law specialist at West Coast Lemons to see if you have a lemon.

What Does A Repurchase
Consist Of?

A repurchase, also known as a buyback, consists of a return of your down payment, payments, out of pocket repair costs, towing, rental costs, and loan payoff, less the mileage offset, and less any aftermarket additions.

How Do Attorney's Fees And Costs Work?

Luckily the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (aka the lemon law) is consumer protection based which means the manufacturer pays for your attorney’s fees and costs if you have a valid lemon law claim. You pay nothing out of pocket for attorney’s fees and costs. As an added bonus to working with our firm, we do not charge our clients a contingency fee. Our goal is to make you whole again, not take your money. 

The Dealership Said The Next Available Repair Appointment For My RV Is Months Away!
Is This Normal?

Unfortunately this is becoming more and more normal but just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s right. Manufacturers through their authorized repair facilities (your dealer) have to perform repairs within a reasonable time. Dealer delays in getting your RV in for repairs can be devastating, especially when your total warranty is only one year long. If this is happening to you, make sure to schedule your free consultation today to see what you can do about it!

The Manufacturer Said They Won't Buy My Car Back But They'll Extend My Warranty. Should I Agree To This?

If the manufacturer offers to extend your warranty without making you sign anything, great. However, what manufacturers have been doing is offering a warranty extension in exchange for a waiver of your rights (this will be buried in a lot of legal mumbo jumbo). Do not sign anything without consulting with a lemon law attorney first. Chances are you already have a case, and the manufacturer is trying to trick you into giving up your rights over something you’re already entitled to because the law already says you’re entitled to a warranty extension for any days your car was at the dealer for warranty repairs!

What People Say About Us

Client Testimonials

Three Steps To Success

Let Us Be Your Guide Through
The Lemon Law Process

01

Learning About Your Story

We offer free consultations in our office, over the phone, or via video chat- whatever works best for you! 

02

Client Centered Service

We tailor our litigation strategy to your needs- whether that means working towards a quick settlement or pushing for you to have your day in court, we’re here to serve you. 

03

Fight For You

With years of experience upholding consumers’ rights, we’re experts at getting manufacturers to pay you what you deserve!

At West Coast Lemons

We're Here To Serve
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