Bakersfield Lemon Law Attorney

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.

Your California Lemon Law Rights 

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.

What Can a Lemon Lawyer in Bakersfield Do for You?

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.

Call Johnson & Buxton Today

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.

Bakersfield, CA Lemon Law Courthouse

Kern County Superior Court

Address: 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone(661) 868-5393
Hours:

Monday 8AM–4PM
Tuesday 8AM–4PM
Wednesday 8AM–4PM
Thursday 8AM–4PM
Friday 8AM–12PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Close

Kern County Superior Court Jury Services

Address1661 L St, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone(661) 868-4700
Hours

Monday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Tuesday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Wednesday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Thursday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Friday 7:30AM–4:30PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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 403,455
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 347,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

8.3%

Persons under 18 years, percent

29.9%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

10.0%

Female persons, percent

50.6%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

67.7%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

7.6%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.9%

Asian alone, percent(a)

7.4%

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

0.2%

Two or More Races, percent

3.8%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

50.2%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

32.5%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 13,081
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 18.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 59.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $247,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,696
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $514
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,104
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 117,050
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.19
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 41.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 87.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 80.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 21.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

8.1%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 56.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 713,421
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,073,591
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 646,187
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,263,757
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,679
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 23.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $63,139
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $27,060
Persons in poverty, percent

17.4%

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 25,938
Men-owned firms, 2012 13,070
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,008
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,254
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,662
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,744
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 22,871

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 403,455
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 347,483
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

8.3%

Persons under 18 years, percent

29.9%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

10.0%

Female persons, percent

50.6%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

67.7%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

7.6%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.9%

Asian alone, percent(a)

7.4%

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

0.2%

Two or More Races, percent

3.8%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

50.2%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

32.5%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 13,081
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 18.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 59.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $247,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,696
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $514
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,104
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 117,050
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.19
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 41.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 87.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 80.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 21.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 7.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

8.1%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 56.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 713,421
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,073,591
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 646,187
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,263,757
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $14,679
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 23.0
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $63,139
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $27,060
Persons in poverty, percent

17.4%

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 25,938
Men-owned firms, 2012 13,070
Women-owned firms, 2012 10,008
Minority-owned firms, 2012 14,254
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,662
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,744
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 22,871

Bakersfield is a city in Kern County in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

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Bakersfield is a city in Kern County in the San Joaquin Valley of California.

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