Learn if You Qualify for a California Lemon Law Claim
California’s Lemon Law, also known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, offers robust consumer protections. If you have a vehicle that is still under warranty and the dealership is unable to fix an issue, chances are you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle or a repurchase and restitution.
Garrity Traina represents consumers in Lemon Law claims throughout California, including the greater Sacramento area. For Sacramento residents, we file your case locally and offer in-person meetings at no cost to you. Hiring our attorneys for your California Lemon Law claim won’t cost you anything upfront. Plus, if the manufacturer does not cover all legal fees (which is often the case), our fees will be a percentage of your recovery.
5 Reasons to Choose Garrity Traina in Sacramento, CA
At Garrity Traina, we focus solely on handling California Lemon Law cases, making us highly experienced in this area. Here are some key advantages we offer to consumers in the Sacramento region and across California:
- Skilled Legal Team: Our attorneys are well-versed in California’s Lemon Law and have assisted numerous consumers in fighting for their rights.
- Responsive and Convenient: We strive to make the legal process as easy as possible for our clients. Contact us for a free claim review, and we will gladly meet you in Sacramento if needed.
- Devoted to our Clients: You are our top priority. Our lawyers are committed to protecting the rights of consumers who have purchased or leased defective vehicles, providing superior client service every step of the way.
- Thousands of Clients Represented: We have successfully represented numerous clients in Sacramento and throughout California in Lemon Law claims against major automobile manufacturers, even going to trial against well-known defense firms.
- Efficient and Experienced Representation: With our extensive experience, we aim to secure results quickly. While no outcome can be guaranteed, the majority of our cases settle within months.
Whether you reside in the Sacramento region or anywhere else in California, Garrity Traina will carefully review your case. We understand the frustration of dealing with a lemon, and we are here to help with a free consultation.
About Garrity Traina
At Garrity Traina, we are dedicated to protecting consumers in Sacramento and across the state from dealers and manufacturers selling defective vehicles. Our skilled team of lawyers has helped thousands of individuals who have purchased or leased defective cars, boats, motorcycles, and other vehicles. We will fight for the remedies you deserve under California’s Lemon Law.
Founded by Attorney Brian J. Bickel, Garrity Traina has grown into a full team of attorneys and professionals focused solely on California Lemon Law cases. We provide the time, attention, and resources your case deserves. Our Lemon Law services are designed for convenience and accessibility, often resolving claims through phone and email. If an in-person meeting becomes necessary, we will travel to Sacramento at no cost to you.
About California Lemon Law
California Lemon Law protects consumers who have purchased or leased a vehicle with a defect that the dealership cannot fix during the warranty period. Both new and used vehicles sold in the state, still under the original or Certified-Preowned warranty, are covered. Unlike other states, California does not impose mileage or time restrictions to qualify for relief. Arbitration for Lemon Law claims in California is voluntary; however, the law incentivizes early settlements by requiring the manufacturer to pay the consumer’s attorneys’ fees and court costs when they lose a claim.
One aspect often misunderstood is the Tanner Consumer Protection Act, which manufacturers and dealerships misuse to argue for early assertion of Lemon Law rights within the first 18 months or 18,000 miles. However, this section creates a presumption that purchasers and lessees are entitled to legal remedies if specific conditions are met. Do not let the dealership or manufacturer mislead you about your rights. Our attorneys will determine if you qualify for vehicle replacement or repurchase under California’s Lemon Law.
Sacramento, the capital city of California, is located in the northern region of the Central Valley. With a population of approximately 1.5 million, the city heavily relies on vehicles for transportation, registering almost one vehicle per resident. If you find yourself with a lemon in Sacramento, dealing with the frustration and aggravation can be overwhelming. Let us take that burden off your shoulders. We will work towards getting you a new vehicle and seek compensation for rental costs and other financial losses under California’s Lemon Law.
4 Steps to Take if You Purchased a Lemon in Sacramento, CA
1. Gather Your Vehicle and Service Records
To pursue a claim under California’s Lemon Law, collect copies of your vehicle and service records. These include purchase/lease agreements, warranty documents, vehicle title, and statements/invoices from the dealership regarding repairs. If you don’t have all the records, don’t worry, we can obtain them for you. However, gathering them in advance will facilitate the assessment of your claim during the free initial consultation.
2. Learn More about California’s Lemon Law
While reading the entire Lemon Law may be overwhelming, it’s helpful to have a basic understanding of your rights. Start with our California Lemon Law FAQs to get informed.
3. Avoid Unfair Deals
During your repair process, you might receive misinformation about your legal rights. Don’t let yourself be talked into an unfair deal. If the dealership fails to fix your vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts, you have clear rights under California’s Lemon Law. Ensure you use them to your advantage.
4. Schedule a Free Initial Consultation for Your Lemon Law Claim
Every case at Garrity Traina begins with a free, no-obligation initial consultation. With expertise in thousands of Lemon Law claims, our attorneys will swiftly assess your rights and determine if you have a lemon. If you qualify, we will take all necessary legal action on your behalf, including litigation if required. However, if your rights are clear, a settlement may be negotiated before going to court.
Free Initial Consultation
If you are experiencing issues with a car, truck, van, SUV, recreational vehicle (RV), motorcycle, boat, or any vehicle that the dealer cannot fix despite multiple attempts, you may be eligible for relief under California’s Lemon Law. Contact our legal team to schedule a free consultation. Our Lemon Law lawyers review cases for consumers in Sacramento and throughout California. Call us today or tell us about your situation online to learn how we can help you recover the compensation and relief you need and deserve.