Lemon Law Lawyer in Anaheim

Many drivers in Orange County struggle with faulty vehicles without considering that they may be eligible for compensation under California’s Lemon Law.

Did you know that in many cases, a Lemon Law lawyer in Anaheim can help you present a strong claim even if your vehicle’s warranty has run out? Were you aware that the Lemon Law applies not only to cars but also to motorcycles, boats, and motor homes?

Johnson & Buxton, the Lemon Law Guys, explain how Lemon Law works in California and what you may expect if your vehicle is a lemon.

Lemon Law in California: An Overview

The Lemon Law in California, officially the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, protects people who have leased or purchased a defective vehicle. If the vehicle has issues that the dealership has failed to fix within several attempts, the owner may be entitled to restitution in the form of a buyback, cash offer, or comparable replacement vehicle.

A vehicle owner may qualify for compensation under California’s Lemon Laws if:

·        The vehicle has a recurring issue that impairs its full functionality, presents a safety threat, or significantly decreases its value

·        An authorized manufacturer or auto dealer has failed to repair the issue after a reasonable number of attempts

·        The vehicle’s warranty is still valid or was valid when the issue first appeared

The state’s Lemon Law applies to vehicles that have either a manufacturer’s original warranty or a certified preowned one in effect. However, if the defect or problem first came to light when the warranty was valid and the warranty has run out since, you may still have a claim. You may file a Lemon Law claim within four years of the warranty’s expiration, even if you no longer own the vehicle.

It’s important to know that the California Lemon Law applies not only to private cars but also to commercial vehicles. A commercial car or truck can qualify for compensation if it weighs under 10,000 pounds and if no more than five vehicles are registered under the same business.

GM and GMC Lemon Law Claims

To date, General Motors and its four brands—GMC, Buick, Cadillac, and Chevrolet—hold the biggest share of the auto market in the United States. Unfortunately, GM vehicles often have quality issues, including defective engines, electrical components, and transmissions. A large portion of the Lemon Law claims in California comes from GM vehicle owners.

GM Lemon Law claims often arise from problems such as:

·        Engine problems (e.g., timing chain issues or excessive oil consumption)

·        Defective transmissions (e.g., flare-ups, fluid leaks, and gear lockouts)

·        Hazardous anti-lock brake system issues (e.g., locking up or dragging)

GMC Lemon Law claims focus on SUVs, crossovers, and trucks. These larger vehicles likewise often suffer from engine failures, electrical issues, and transmission problems.

What Compensation May I Expect if I Win?

If you win your Lemon Law claim, you may choose either a refund or a replacement vehicle from the manufacturer. The manufacturer would also have to pay all legal fees and attorneys’ fees.

In case you choose reimbursement, you may expect the manufacturer to compensate you for:

·        Repair costs

·        Vehicle down payment and monthly payments

·        Loss of use

·        Registration fees and taxes

·        Incidental expenses (e.g., the cost of renting a replacement vehicle)

·        The time you spent dealing with your vehicle’s issues

If a California court finds the auto manufacturer guilty of misconduct, they may even have to pay a civil penalty as high as three times the vehicle’s price.

How Can an Attorney Help Me?

True to our name, the Lemon Law Guys, we devote 100% of our practice to helping consumers in Anaheim and Orange County receive compensation for their faulty vehicles. Our Anaheim Lemon Law attorneys used to work with auto manufacturers, deflecting Lemon Law claims. Now we leverage our experience and industry knowledge to protect consumers.

Our legal team can help you:

·        Understand your options under California Lemon Law

·        Evaluate your case and estimate your chances of obtaining compensation

·        Collect evidence, present a powerful case, and reach a fair settlement

Our law firm has helped hundreds of clients obtain compensation for a faulty vehicle. We handle claims against major auto manufacturers such as GM, Ford, Nissan, and Tesla.

Johnson & Buxton: Anaheim Law Firm For Lemon Law Cases

Are you tired of being stuck with a defective vehicle? Is your car dealership unable to fix a recurring problem? You may be entitled to reimbursement under California Lemon Law regulations.

If you consider filing a Lemon Law claim, hire a seasoned Anaheim Lemon Law lawyer to maximize your chances of winning. Johnson & Buxton has a stellar track record of helping clients in Anaheim and across Orange County obtain compensation for their faulty vehicles.

Call our law office at 805-870-8449 today for a free case evaluation by a Lemon Law attorney in Anaheim.

Anaheim, CA Lemon Law Courthouse

Central Justice Center

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TRAFFIC, CRIMINAL, CIVIL, SMALL CLAIM, PROBATE
700 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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8:00AM – 4:00PM
Tu:

8:00AM – 4:00PM, Traffic Night Court 3rd Tuesday of Month 4:00PM – 6:00PM

M-F:

8:00AM – 4:00PM

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8:00AM – 4:00PM
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8:00AM – 3:00PM

Demographics of
PEOPLE
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

NA

Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)

NA

Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)

NA

Population, Census, April 1, 2020 346,824
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 336,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

6.5%

Persons under 18 years, percent

24.0%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

11.6%

Female persons, percent

50.7%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

66.4%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

2.7%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.5%

Asian alone, percent(a)

16.8%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)

0.4%

Two or More Races, percent

3.3%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

54.3%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

24.2%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,462
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 36.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 44.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $575,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,473
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $572
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,651
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 101,658
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 61.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 89.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 76.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 25.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

13.4%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,589,090
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,204,716
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,824,368
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,757,876
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,948
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $71,763
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $28,465
Persons in poverty, percent

14.8%

BUSINESSES
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 29,541
Men-owned firms, 2012 15,475
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,359
Minority-owned firms, 2012 17,152
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 11,181
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,731
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 26,489

PEOPLE
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

NA

Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)

NA

Population, percent change – April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)

NA

Population, Census, April 1, 2020 346,824
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 336,265
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

6.5%

Persons under 18 years, percent

24.0%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

11.6%

Female persons, percent

50.7%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

66.4%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

2.7%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.5%

Asian alone, percent(a)

16.8%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)

0.4%

Two or More Races, percent

3.3%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

54.3%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

24.2%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 9,462
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 36.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 44.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $575,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,473
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $572
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,651
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 101,658
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 61.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 93.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 89.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 76.8%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 25.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

13.4%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,589,090
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,204,716
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,824,368
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,757,876
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,948
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 28.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $71,763
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $28,465
Persons in poverty, percent

14.8%

BUSINESSES
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 29,541
Men-owned firms, 2012 15,475
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,359
Minority-owned firms, 2012 17,152
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 11,181
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,731
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 26,489

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