Burbank, CA, Lemon Law Attorney

If you purchased or leased a defective vehicle that you believe qualifies under California’s lemon law, your first call should be to an experienced Burbank , CA lemon law attorney. At Johnson and Buxton, we have the skill and experience to handle your lemon law claim, no matter how simple or complex.

The Burbank Lemon Law Attorney With 20 Years of Experience: Johnson & Buxton

If you live in the bustling entertainment hub of Burbank, California, and you want to file a claim under the lemon law, we can help. Our law firm provides aggressive and uncompromising legal representation in lemon law cases, helping our clients in the Burbank community regain the financial losses they suffered after purchasing a defective vehicle.

With over 20 years of experience and extensive knowledge of California’s lemon laws, it’s easy to see why we’re informally known as “The Lemon Law Guys.” Don’t settle for an attorney without the time or dedication to make your case a priority. Instead, call Johnson and Buxton today at 866-761-2317 to schedule your free case evaluation and speak with one of our knowledgeable lemon law attorneys.

California’s Lemon Law, Explained by Professional Lemon Law Attorneys

The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (SBCWA), unofficially known as “the lemon law,” was first enacted in 1970. The legal terms of the SBCWA are very consumer-friendly, and California lawmakers have revised the law multiple times to eliminate ambiguous language that automakers could exploit as a loophole.

Simply put, the lemon law protects consumers who have purchased or leased a defective car, truck, or other vehicle, also known as a lemon. With the help of an experienced Burbank lemon law attorney, you can seek compensation for the financial losses you suffered trying to fix a virtually un-fixable vehicle.

What Type of Vehicles Qualify Under California Lemon Law?

At Johnson and Buxton, we’ve found that many of our clients were under the impression that only new cars or trucks qualify under the lemon law. However, that’s not true. A wide range of new, used, domestic, and foreign motor vehicles qualify, not just standard automobiles. Here’s which vehicles are eligible:

●      Cars

●      Trucks

●      Crossovers

●      SUVs

●      Motorcycles

●      Boats

●      Watercraft

●      Vans

●      Scooters

●      Trailers

●      RVs

●      Motorhomes

Commercial vehicles are also eligible. However, a company must have five or fewer registered vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds to qualify.

Official Eligibility Requirements: Does Your Lemon Meet the Legal Standards?

Now that you know some general background information about the SBCWA, we’ll discuss the legal standards. You may qualify to seek compensation under the lemon law if:

●      Your motor vehicle has one or more serious issues that impair its function and performance, decrease its overall value, and pose a considerable safety risk.

●      You brought your vehicle to a dealership or licensed mechanic to fix the issues one or more times, but they could not do so within a reasonable number of repair attempts.

●      The original manufacturer’s warranty on your vehicle was valid during at least one of the repair attempts or is still currently valid.

California’s lemon law defines “a reasonable number of repair attempts” as vehicles that have been in the mechanic shop for more than 30 days, consecutive or not. In addition, you can still hire a Burbank lemon law attorney to file a claim on your behalf even if your warranty isn’t valid or you no longer own the vehicle, but only under certain circumstances.

You only have four years after the warranty expires to file a claim. If you no longer have the vehicle in question, you’ll need clear documentation and service records showing previous repair attempts and your total financial losses.

What Happens if You Win Your Lemon Law Case?

If you win your Burbank lemon law case, you could get a cash refund for your financial losses, a buyback offer, or a replacement vehicle. Here are the most common forms of reimbursement that clients receive in a successful lemon law case:

●      Vehicle replacement costs

●      Loss of vehicle use

●      Your initial down payment

●      Taxes and registration fees

●      Monthly payments you made (under finance or lease)

●      Loss of time spent repairing the vehicle

●      Incidental expenses (e.g., rental or towing fees)

●      Attorney’s fees

Yes, you read that right: if you win your case, the vehicle manufacturer is responsible for paying 100% of your legal fees. You won’t owe your lawyer a dime!

Call the Burbank Lemon Law Lawyer You Can Trust

Hopefully, we’ve answered most of your questions regarding California’s lemon law. But no matter how strong you believe your case to be, the best way to increase your chances of winning is with the help of an experienced Burbank lemon law attorney.

At Johnson and Buxton, we’re proud of the legal assistance we provide every day on behalf of the Burbank, CA and Southern California communities. We’ve helped hundreds of our clients with their lemon law cases, and we can help you, too. Don’t wait until it’s too late to file a claim. Call The Lemon Law Guys now at 866-761-2317 to schedule your free consultation or speak with one of our attorneys about your case.

Burbank, CA Lemon Law Courthouse

Burbank Courthouse

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CIVIL, CRIMINAL, TRAFFIC
300 East Olive
Burbank, CA 91502

Parking: Parking is available in the parking structure located behind the Courthouse for up to three hours.

M-F:  8:00AM – 4:30PM

M-F: 8:30AM – 4:30PM

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 107,337
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 103,340
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

5.6%

Persons under 18 years, percent

18.2%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

15.4%

Female persons, percent

51.8%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

71.8%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

3.0%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.8%

Asian alone, percent(a)

12.1%

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

0.0%

Two or More Races, percent

4.8%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

23.5%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

56.9%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,332
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 31.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 41.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $730,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,864
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $558
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,692
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 41,797
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

7.2%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 532,939
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,101,447
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,269,222
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,316,763
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $22,193
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 $75,827
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,109
Persons in poverty, percent

10.5%

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 17,587
Men-owned firms, 2012 9,727
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,733
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,313
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 11,318
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,241
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,505

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 107,337
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 103,340
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

5.6%

Persons under 18 years, percent

18.2%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

15.4%

Female persons, percent

51.8%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

71.8%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

3.0%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.8%

Asian alone, percent(a)

12.1%

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

0.0%

Two or More Races, percent

4.8%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

23.5%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

56.9%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 3,332
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 31.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 41.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $730,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $2,864
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $558
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,692
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 41,797
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.47
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 88.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 44.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 84.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 92.0%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 42.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

7.2%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 66.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 532,939
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,101,447
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,269,222
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,316,763
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $22,193
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 $75,827
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $43,109
Persons in poverty, percent

10.5%

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 17,587
Men-owned firms, 2012 9,727
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,733
Minority-owned firms, 2012 5,313
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 11,318
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,241
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 15,505

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