We are Experienced Sacramento Lemon Law Lawyers
At Quill & Arrow Law, our experienced Sacramento lemon law lawyers dedicate our practice to representing consumers against large auto manufacturers. Our Attorneys have years of experience in successfully handling lemon law claims against the following manufacturers in Sacramento and neighboring cities such as Placer Country, Roseville, Auburn, Antelope, Elk Grove.
Here are some questions our Sacramento Lemon Law Lawyer’s Are Asked:
No, that is a common misconception — it’s not actually true.
It’s important to point out that California’s Lemon Law regulations protect purchasers of both new and used vehicles (including leased vehicles), so long as there was an applicable warranty for the time period during which you made reasonable attempts to repair the defects. If you were not able to secure an extended service warranty with your purchase of a used vehicle, for example, then you would likely not be entitled to Lemon Law compensation, though you might still be entitled to compensation through other means.
Commercial vehicles are also covered by California’s Lemon Law regulations, though there are a number of additional requirements of which purchasers should be aware:
The vehicle at-issue will not qualify as a “lemon” if the business has registered more than five vehicles; and
The gross weight of the vehicle must be less than 10,000 pounds.
For example, suppose that you purchase a small sedan for use as a delivery vehicle for your pizzeria, and you have five or fewer vehicles registered with your pizzeria business. Under these circumstances, you could still make use of California’s Lemon Law protections, making it an invaluable option for quickly securing compensation in a situation that might otherwise require a significant additional time investment to correct.
Not at all — in California, you have a right to arbitrate your Lemon Law dispute, but it is not mandatory that you engage with the arbitration process. In fact, arbitration is generally a poor strategy for securing compensation in the Lemon Law context, as (despite the fact that arbitrators are meant to be neutral) parties with significant industry connections and financial resources at their disposal tend to be advantaged by the arbitration process.
Consider the following: an arbitrator is likely to be biased against a “one-off” plaintiff, as they are aware — whether consciously or subconsciously — that large corporations are routinely involved in litigation, and might later require their paid arbitration services. Though the process is meant to be fair and balanced, it’s undeniable that arbitrators who make decisions favorable to the manufacturer could potentially secure a future benefit.
Well, there are primarily three available options: 1) a cash settlement that is negotiated outside of the courtroom, and may not necessarily be linked to a specific loss calculation, 2) replacement of the vehicle, or 3) reimbursement for the losses associated with the defective vehicle.
The cash settlement can be rather variable, so we won’t cover that here.
With respect to vehicle replacement, the manufacturer must provide an adequate replacement. Whether you accept the replacement is up to you — under the law, you have the right to refuse a replacement remedy (which you might want to do, given your negative experiences with the manufacturer and that particular vehicle model).
Reimbursement is the most common remedy in Lemon Law cases. When you choose to be reimbursed, the manufacturer “repurchases” their vehicle from you (after deducting the value of use as derived from the mileage amount). They will also pay incidental expenses associated with the vehicle, including taxes, registration fees, monthly payments, cost of repairs, and more.
Yes, though your compensation will not be replacement or reimbursement. If your vehicle is defective but does not qualify as a “lemon,” then you can sue and recover compensation that accounts for the diminished value of your vehicle as a result of its defects — typically, this will apply in cases where there is a defect, but it is not so severe that it prevents you from using the vehicle.
For example, if your car engine makes an annoying hissing noise that has no impact on its functionality, then your vehicle might not be a “lemon,” but it certainly has a diminished value that could give rise to compensation should you choose to sue.
It could. If your modification caused or contributed to the defect at-issue, then the manufacturer has no obligation to replace or reimburse you for losses. As such, if you’ve made any modifications, you’ll have to show that the modification is not linked to the “lemon” status of your vehicle.
You have a right to maximize your recovery after being sold a defective vehicle. We are hard-hitting advocates for consumers in California with the commitment, resources, and results you need to fight for your future. Call our office today to discuss your situation in more detail with one of our Los Angeles lemon law lawyers or trained legal staff, at no cost or obligation.
What Rights Do Sacramento Consumers Have?
There are state laws protecting consumers in Sacramento and throughout California. Sacramento, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act governs the protection afforded to purchasers of defective vehicles. When a vehicle is a “lemon,” then manufacturers must either offer a replacement or a refund, and must pay out for attorneys’ fees, too.
Sacramento Lemon Law Attorneys Proudly Serving Sacramento
When you are looking for a Sacramento Lemon Law attorney, the attorneys at Quill and Arrow have years of combined experience taking on auto dealerships and car manufacturers in Sacramento and the surrounding cities.
The Sacramento lemon law lawyers at Quill & Arrow have dedicated their careers to helping California residents. Since our firm’s inception, our team has successfully resolved hundreds of cases through settlement or trial. California lemon law services are provided to California residents throughout Sacramento, Inland Empire, Corona, Temecula, Morena Valley, Hemet, Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore, and Marietta County.
What Our Clients Say
Thank you Kevin and your amazing team for helping me and my family stay safe by getting rid of the flatly car we were sold.
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From my initial contact to the final settlement the process was smooth and easy. They maintained contact throughout my case and got me a settlement which was more than fair. Thank you Q & A for all your help.
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Contact Quill & Arrow For Guidance
Here at Quill & Arrow Law, our Sacramento Lemon Law Attorney’s have extensive experience working with plaintiffs in Lemon Law disputes. Over the years, we have developed keen insights into the challenges and opportunities facing plaintiffs in the Lemon Law context, and we understand what is necessary to secure and maximize the potential damages for our clients.
By way of example, we engage Lemon Law disputes aggressively — instead of muddling around in pre-litigation, we immediately sue in order to put the defendant in a vulnerable negotiating position. We find that this strategy gives our clients a competitive advantage over the course of litigation, as they have significant leverage when it comes to bargaining for compensation.