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Why Choose West Coast Lemons APC

Small Firm,
Big Results

West Coast Lemons APC is a small firm where you’ll get to work directly with the managing attorney once you are a client. 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 $6 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. 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 APC you’ll have an attorney on your side that knows how these manufacturers and their attorneys work, and most importantly will fight for you! 

Dinosaur ShugarDinosaur Shugar
21:46 07 Oct 22
Michelle from West Coast Lemons is phenomenal! I'm an attorney myself but this was my first experience with a "lemon"--an EV that we loved, when it worked--and I'm so glad I had Michelle guiding me every step of the way. She and her staff were THOROUGH, ACCESSIBLE, prompt to respond, knowledgeable, and most of all, reassuring. I told Michelle she was better than an anxiolytic (anti-anxiety med) b/c I knew she had my back, knew her stuff COLD, and would not let the manufacturer take advantage of me and my lack of experience. If you've had the misfortune of buying a lemon, trust Michelle to turn it into LEMONADE!
zayn bataseezayn batasee
14:39 11 Aug 22
Michelle is absolutely amazing. If you’re having issues with an auto manufacturer then West Coast Lemons is the place for you. Michelle provided preliminary guidance without taking a penny knowing all well that she may not be retained based on the free friendly advice she had provided. Her attention to detail, knowledge and passion are unparalleled. She made the process a breeze for my family. This is a firm that cares and will get results. Thanks!
Dania Itani MousaDania Itani Mousa
01:51 04 Jun 22
Michelle is a wonderful lemon law attorney! My case against Mercedes was complicated but she did an excellent job. She went above and beyond and took care of everything. She is very knowledgeable, passionate, thorough, and kind. I felt like she truly cared for us. Thanks again, Michelle. Highly recommend!
Adrian MartinezAdrian Martinez
19:45 10 May 22
If you're struggling with a defective car, Michelle is the person to go to. She is amazing, knowledgeable and knows how to guide you. I enjoyed that she was able to answer all my questions and clear my doubts. She was there throughout my experience and helped me along the way. Michelle will always respond back as soon as she can. I am glad that she was able to get the car dealership to buyback the defective car I was sold and receive all my money back. If you need a super lawyer, Michelle is the one. I would recommend West Coast Lemons to anyone that is seeking a lemon law firm and is struggling with a lemon car, they will receive the best care.
Preston FongPreston Fong
21:26 18 Apr 22
I worked with Michelle from West Coast Lemons and my experience was excellent. When I inquired with her initially, she provided her insights with me about my case and gave some preliminary guidance. When I committed to using their service, Michelle was very thorough in explaining the steps and options that we had. I was kept informed throughout and did not need to reach out for an update. Whenever I had to make a decision, Michelle shared her experience and her honest opinion, and, as a result, was able to make the correct decisions. The process was easy and if I ever have to deal with another lemon case I would go back again for their services.

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. In this car market, cash and keep settlements are something to consider. By using your car’s equity plus the settlement from the manufacturer, you may be able to maximize the money in your pocket! 

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. 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 Would I be Signing Up For If I Hire A Lemon Law Attorney?

Let Me Be Your Guide Through
The Lemon Law Process

1. Case Initiation

Your lemon law attorney will draft the lawsuit and get it filed with the court. Once the lawsuit is filed, process servers will serve each defendant (usually the manufacturer of your vehicle and/or the dealership that sold it to you). This process will usually take between 1-2 weeks. 

2. Defendant(s) Respond

Each defendant has 30 days from when they are served with the lawsuit to respond. Their response will be an “Answer” they file in court denying everything, but the good news is litigation can now begin and your attorney will know exactly what law firm and attorney will be representing the other side on your particular matter. 

3. Litigation

During the litigation process, both sides will try to get information about the case from each other using written discovery, depositions, and vehicle inspections. This process can take several months. 

4. Settlement

99% of lemon law cases settle before trial. It can take anywhere from 30-90 days from the date you sign a settlement agreement to when you surrender the vehicle and have the check in hand. 

5. Trial

If your case doesn’t settle, you’ll be going to trial. Lemon law trials are usually 5-7 days, depending on the complexity of your case and the courtroom’s schedule. 

West Coast Lemons APC

Is Here To Serve

Contact Us:

Mailing Address: 

1197 Timbergate Lane 

Brea CA 92821

Orange County Office: 

1327 N. Broadway 

Santa Ana, CA 92706

Los Angeles Office: 

145 S. Spring Street 

Suite 850

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone: 714-804-5546 

Toll Free: 888-959-3500

Fax: 714-592-0803

Email:

mfkamana@westcoastlemons.com

Disclaimer:

The information contained on this website is meant for general information and advertisement purposes only and is not intended to be construed as legal advice. Use of this website or contact form does not create an attorney client relationship. West Coast Lemons makes no representations that any of it’s attorneys are certified as specialists in any area of law by any state board of legal specialization. The testimonials, reviews, or articles found on this website do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

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