Ontario Lemon Law Attorney, California

If you’re seeking compensation under California’s lemon law, your first call should be to an Ontario, California, lemon law attorney who can determine whether you have a case. Even if you no longer own your vehicle, you can still seek compensation under the California lemon law if you qualify. You could receive a cash refund, replacement vehicle, or a buyback offer.

Schedule Your Free Lemon Law Case Consultation with Johnson & Buxton Today

At Johnson & Buxton in Ontario, CA, we’re affectionately known as “The Lemon Law Guys” because of our expertise and skill in lemon case law. With over 20 years of experience and a passion for helping the community here in the beautiful gateway to Southern California, we’re ready to help you determine whether your defective vehicle could qualify under the lemon law.

If you’re worried that you can’t afford an attorney to take your case, we have good news: California’s lemon law has a caveat requiring automakers to pay for all of your legal fees, even if you don’t win your case. Call Johnson and Buxton now at 866-761-2317 to request your free consultation with our experienced lemon law attorneys in Ontario, CA.

California’s Lemon Law: The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act

Officially known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (SBCWA), California’s lemon law protects consumers who have purchased or leased a defective or consistently malfunctioning vehicle, informally known as a “lemon.” If you have a valid claim under this law, your vehicle’s manufacturer must pay your legal fees in full and provide you with either a cash refund, buyback offer, or a replacement vehicle.

Although the SBCWA dates back to 1970, lawmakers have revised the terms many times over the years to provide comprehensive protection to the consumer and remove any loopholes that auto manufacturers could exploit.

Filing a claim under this law is an excellent way to recoup the financial losses that can result from trying to repair a vehicle that continuously breaks down. First, however, you’ll need the assistance of an experienced Ontario lemon law attorney to help you make your case.

What Are the Terms and Conditions of California’s Lemon Law?

California’s lemon law has a variety of terms and conditions. If you finish reading this article and you’re still unsure about whether your vehicle qualifies under this act, call us at The Lemon Law Guys. We can quickly determine whether you have a valid claim, and we also offer free consultations.

You could seek compensation under California’s SBCWA if you meet these qualifications:

●        Your motor vehicle has one or multiple problems that are resistant to being fixed, pose a considerable risk to your safety, impair its performance, and reduce the resale value significantly

●        A qualified mechanic or dealer has tried and failed to address and fix the problem within a reasonable number of tries (over 30 days in the shop)

●        When the issue first appeared, the original manufacturer’s warranty was valid (or is currently still valid)

Even if the original warranty on your vehicle has expired, you may still be eligible to file a claim. However, at least one of the repair attempts must have occurred while the manufacturer’s warranty was still in effect, and it must be less than four years since the policy expired. Even if you have already sold the car, you can still make a legal claim if you have the proper documentation.

What Types of Vehicles and Manufacturers Are Eligible?

Every domestic and foreign auto manufacturer is subject to California’s lemon law. Here is the list of motor vehicles that are eligible under this law:

●        Cars

●        Trucks

●        Crossovers

●        SUVs

●        Motorcycles

●        Boats

●        Vans

●        Scooters

●        RVs

●        Motorhomes

●        Watercraft

What Type of Compensation Can a Lemon Law Attorney in Ontario, California, Seek on Your Behalf?

If you have competent legal representation and ultimately win your case, you’ll have to choose the type of compensation you wish to receive. Here are some of the financial losses for which you can seek reimbursement:

●        Repair costs

●        Full vehicle replacement

●        Registration and tax fees                                                                                               

●        Initial down payment

●        The time you lost trying to repair the vehicle

●        Loss of vehicle use

●        Monthly payments

●        Incidental expenses (i.e., paying for a rental or tow)

●        Attorney’s fees

California Lemon Law Attorney with 20 Years of Experience in Ontario

With our extensive experience helping the Ontario community seek compensation for their defective vehicles, the lemon law attorneys at Johnson and Buxton should be your first call if you want to file a claim. We know how to cut through the red tape of a complicated lemon law case, extracting the most pertinent details that will benefit your case.

If you’re still unsure whether you have a valid claim under this law, we can help. When you need an Ontario lemon law attorney that you can rely on to handle your case successfully, look no further than The Lemon Law Guys.

Call us at Johnson & Buxton today at 866-761-2317 to request a free consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable California lemon law lawyer.

Ontario, CA Lemon Law Courthouse

San Bernardino Justice Center

Matters ServedWhat does this mean?
CIVIL, CRIMINAL, PROBATE
247 West Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 92415

M-F:

7:30AM – 4:00PM

M-F:

8:00AM – 4:00PM

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 175,265
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 163,924
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

6.9%

Persons under 18 years, percent

26.3%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

9.2%

Female persons, percent

51.0%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

48.9%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

5.5%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

1.0%

Asian alone, percent(a)

6.8%

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

0.2%

Two or More Races, percent

5.1%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

70.0%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

15.9%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 4,463
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 27.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 53.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $375,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,874
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $477
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,499
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 50,621
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 58.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 73.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 17.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

11.1%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 383,233
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 710,640
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,490,350
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,833,480
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $28,906
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $65,046
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $23,476
Persons in poverty, percent

13.6%

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 14,177
Men-owned firms, 2012 7,333
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,170
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,516
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,781
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 723
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,5

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 175,265
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 163,924
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent

6.9%

Persons under 18 years, percent

26.3%

Persons 65 years and over, percent

9.2%

Female persons, percent

51.0%

Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent

48.9%

Black or African American alone, percent(a)

5.5%

American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

1.0%

Asian alone, percent(a)

6.8%

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

0.2%

Two or More Races, percent

5.1%

Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

70.0%

White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

15.9%

Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 4,463
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 27.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 53.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $375,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,874
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $477
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,499
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 50,621
Persons per household, 2015-2019 3.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 58.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 92.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 83.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 73.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 17.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 5.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

11.1%

Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 67.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 383,233
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 710,640
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,490,350
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,833,480
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $28,906
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 31.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $65,046
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $23,476
Persons in poverty, percent

13.6%

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 14,177
Men-owned firms, 2012 7,333
Women-owned firms, 2012 5,170
Minority-owned firms, 2012 9,516
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,781
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 723
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 12,5

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