Do you feel like you’re stuck with a car that barely works, even after spending money and time trying to get it running? Under California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the manufacturer or dealership where you purchased the car may owe you financial compensation. This act, commonly referred to as the California Lemon Law, is in place to protect you from costly expenses related to a malfunctioning vehicle.
Our Bakersfield, California Lemon Law lawyers have over 20 years of collective experience, and Derek Johnson and Jon Buxton spent years defending auto manufacturers from Lemon Law cases. Now we’re taking that experience and putting it to work for you, the consumer. If you suspect that your car could be a “lemon,” give us a call at 805-870-8449 for your free consultation.
The purpose of the Lemon Law is to protect you financially if the vehicle you purchase is faulty or malfunctioning. If you have taken your car to the dealership for repairs at least twice (once within the warranty) or if the dealership has spent over 30 days servicing your vehicle, you could have a “lemon.”
Under the Lemon Law, you can sue your manufacturer or dealership for a replacement vehicle or financial compensation for various vehicular expenses, including repair fees, rental car costs, lost time or wages, and all payments made toward the cost of the vehicle itself.
In Bakersfield and throughout California, there is no cost to you in a Lemon Law case. If we win your lemon lawsuit, the vehicle manufacturer or dealer is responsible for paying our hourly fees. Neither do our fees affect your recovery amount. In the event that you were the victim of malicious intent on the part of your dealer or manufacturer, you could receive up to three times what you paid for the vehicle.
If you choose to seek a replacement for your vehicle, the new car or truck must be considered nearly identical to your original purchase. You’ll also receive new warranties covering the replacement vehicle to protect you from experiencing the same events without a warranty.
At Johnson & Buxton, we have a unique advantage because we know what it’s like to be on the other side of these kinds of cases. Our history of defending manufacturers allows us to anticipate their defenses and analyze the strength of your lawsuit before we ever go to court. During your free consultation, we’ll discuss the merits of your Bakersfield Lemon Law case and what kind of recovery we’d seek for your circumstances.
We have experience working on cases involving all major vehicle brands. We know how to handle manufacturer-specific Lemon Law claims, including Ford, Tesla, General Motors, Chevrolet, Nissan, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, GMC, Toyota, and more. California’s Lemon Law applies to all kinds of vehicles, including cars, trucks, SUVs, RVs, motorcycles, and even boats. You can pursue a Lemon Law case whether you use your vehicle for personal or professional purposes.
At Johnson & Buxton, you come first. We don’t achieve success unless you do, so we provide reliable, effective representation in Lemon Law cases. You have up to four years after your warranty expires (either by milage or years) to file a Lemon Law case, and we can generally resolve Lemon Law cases before going to trial.
Our goal is to take all of the stress and frustration out of your Lemon Law case by handling everything for you and maximizing your recovery amount. You’ve already had to deal with enough trying to get your vehicle in working condition. Let us take it from here.
If you’re ready to seek proper compensation for your “lemon” vehicle, give the Lemon Law Guys a call at 805-870-8449. We’ll book you for a free consultation and evaluate your potential case with care. We have represented clients in Bakersfield just like you and are waiting to speak to you today.
Visit our “Do I Qualify?” page to see whether your vehicle meets the requirements of a “lemon” under the law. California’s Lemon Law provides fairly broad protections, so don’t hesitate to contact Johnson & Buxton to see whether your case is worth pursuing. When dealing with a “lemon,” your safety and finances could be affected. Please fill out our contact form or give us a call at 805-870-8449 for your free consultation.