At Shainfeld Law, P.C., our California lemon law attorney knows it may sound self-serving to say if you believe you have a valid California Lemon Law claim, it is generally a good idea to consult with an attorney who specializes in lemon law cases early in the process.
After all, our law firm only focuses on lemon law cases, and no law states you must partner with an attorney to produce results in your unique case.
However, our Los Angeles lemon lawyer can provide guidance and legal representation to help you navigate the complexities of your claim and improve your chances of a favorable outcome.
Here are some key points to consider regarding when to involve an attorney in your California Lemon Law claim.
How Will I Know It Is Time to Contact a California Lemon Law Attorney?
California lemon law cases are time-sensitive, with specific deadlines for action. Consulting with an attorney when you suspect you have a lemon or encounter difficulties with the manufacturer’s response is often the best course of action to protect your interests and pursue the remedies available to you under the California Lemon Law.
To follow are a few instances that may signal you need an attorney’s help:
- When You Suspect a Problem
If you start experiencing repeated and substantial defects or issues with your vehicle during the manufacturer’s warranty period, consult an attorney as soon as you suspect you may have a lemon.
- After Multiple Repair Attempts
If your vehicle has undergone multiple repair attempts for the same defect and the issue remains unresolved, this is a critical point to involve an attorney. Lemon laws typically require a “reasonable” number of repair attempts, and an attorney can help you assess whether your case meets this threshold.
- When You Receive a Buyback or Replacement Offer
If the manufacturer offers a buyback or replacement vehicle, it is essential to have an attorney review the terms of the offer to ensure it complies with the law and is fair to you.
- If the Manufacturer Denies Your Claim
If the manufacturer denies your lemon law claim or offers an unsatisfactory resolution, it is time to consult an attorney to explore your legal options. An attorney can help you challenge the denial and pursue the appropriate remedies.
- Before Initiating Arbitration
Many manufacturers require consumers to undergo arbitration before pursuing a lemon law claim in court. Having an attorney review your case before participating in arbitration is advisable to ensure you are adequately prepared and understand your rights.
- Before Going to Court
If your lemon law claim does not reach a satisfactory resolution through arbitration or negotiations with the manufacturer, you may need to file a lawsuit. Having an attorney represent you in court is highly advisable, as lemon law cases can be complex and involve significant legal procedures.
Shainfeld Law, P.C. Protect California Consumers’ Rights from the Start of Their Lemon Law Claims
The sooner you speak with our Los Angeles lemon lawyer the quicker we can provide legal advice, protect your rights, assess the strength of your case, and guide you through the entire process, including documentation and negotiations, and avoid common pitfalls that could threaten your case to provide the best chance of achieving a favorable outcome.
Not only will the manufacturer be liable for our legal fees, but we have a 99% success rate and often settle without a lawsuit in as little as 30-60 days.
Contact our experienced Los Angeles County lemon law attorney at Shainfeld Law, P.C., today by calling (310)-295-1888 or request a free consultation online to pursue a legal remedy that fits your needs.