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What rights do I have when buying a car from a dealer?

What rights do I have when buying a car from a dealer?

Purchasing a vehicle from an authorized dealership is often thought to be a safer bet than buying a car from a neighbor or local resident in a private sale.  But is this true?  Let’s take a closer look at the answer to the question, “What rights do I have when buying a car from a […]

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How does a car qualify for lemon law in California?

How does a car qualify for lemon law in California?

If you’re wondering “how does a car qualify for lemon law in California,” you’ve landed on the right page. Our skilled lemon law attorneys at Neale & Fhima can explain your rights and show you what to do to increase your chances of success. First, your new or used car must have a chronic defect, […]

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How Does the Lemon Law Work in California?

How Does the Lemon Law Work in California?

If you excitedly purchased a vehicle only to discover that it has chronic electrical or mechanical defects, you may be wondering “how does the lemon law work in California?”  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Neale & Fhima has been helping clients win lemon law claims for decades. California’s Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (lemon law) […]

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What Happens When You Win a Lemon Law Case?

What Happens When You Win a Lemon Law Case?

When you win a lemon law case, it’s typically the result of a pre-trial settlement agreement, though in rare circumstances, it could result from a successful jury trial. Either way, you are entitled to some form of compensation from the manufacturer. Fortunately, there are a few type of compensation settlements you may choose from. Your […]

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Does the Lemon Law Apply to Private Sales?

Does the Lemon Law Apply to Private Sales?

You may be considering buying a used vehicle from a neighbor or extended family member in California. But before you do, you might want to ask, “Does the lemon law apply to private sales?” Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” There are several instances in which the California lemon law does provide protection for consumers buying […]

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Does the Lemon Law Apply to Used Cars with No Warranty?

Does the Lemon Law Apply to Used Cars with No Warranty?

There are some great deals out there when it comes to used cars. Letting depreciation happen before purchasing a vehicle that is used can be a smart move. But what are your protections? Does the lemon law apply to used cars with no warranty? There’s always inherent risk in purchasing a pre-owned vehicle. The way […]

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How Hard Is It to Win a Lemon Law Case?

How Hard Is It to Win a Lemon Law Case?

It’s so frustrating when you purchase a car or truck only to find out that it has chronic mechanical or electrical problems. Fortunately, you may have legal recourse under California’s lemon law. If you’re wondering “How hard is it to win a lemon law case?”, the answer depends on several factors. Some of these include: […]

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What Types of Problems Are Covered by the Lemon Law?

What Types of Problems Are Covered by the Lemon Law?

There are many types of problems that are covered by the lemon law. Whether mechanical or electrical, these problems can range from steering and braking issues to defective navigation systems – and everything in between. The key to qualifying for California lemon law protection is that the defect must “substantially impair” the vehicle’s … use, […]

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Can a dealer sell a lemon?

Can a dealer sell a lemon?

It’s one thing if you know you’re buying a former lemon that has been repaired by the manufacturer and is in tip-top condition. It’s another matter altogether if a car dealer sells you a lemon by failing to disclose accidents or damages that were done to the vehicle. That’s why it’s always a good idea […]

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Can electric vehicles catch fire?

Can electric vehicles catch fire?

We’re all seeing more and more stories on television news and the internet about electric vehicle batteries catching fire. Is this widespread or just a few isolated incidents? Should I be concerned? Just what is the story? Can electric vehicles catch fire? Well, the short answer is yes, electric vehicles can catch fire. Just how […]

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