Neale & Fhima helps people like you who have purchased or leased a defective vehicle in California. The manufacturer has a legal responsibility to repair your vehicle pursuant to the terms of the factory warranty. If the dealership cannot make the repairs to your satisfaction – and do it quickly – we can help you get a replacement, refund, or cash settlement.
Call (877) 308-2128 from anywhere in the state to speak with one of our lemon law lawyers for free.
After weeks of hearing excuses from the dealership repair shop, the last thing you need is a long and tiresome legal proceeding. We make the process easy. Neale & Fhima will move swiftly to assert your rights against the manufacturer, and then keep the pressure on until your case is resolved. Here is what we do:
We understand we are not the only firm handling lemon law cases. At the same time, we are confident you will be making the right choice by contacting our office. Here is why:
A successful lemon law claim puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes time to select the form of compensation. Here are the two primary remedies:
Option A: Repurchase. The manufacturer will take possession of the vehicle and issue you a refund of the purchase price (reduced by the value of your use of the vehicle prior to the first repair attempt). If you financed the vehicle, the manufacturer will refund the payments and pay off the loan. You will also receive a refund of registration fees, taxes, etc.
Option B: Replacement. The manufacturer will take possession of the vehicle and provide you with a new one. It must be an identical or substantially similar vehicle. The manufacturer will pay the registration and taxes on the new vehicle, but you will not receive a refund of fees or finance charges paid on the original vehicle. This option requires the consent of both parties.
In some circumstances, we may be able to negotiate an additional option called a “cash and keep.” This would allow you to retain possession of the vehicle and receive a cash payment to compensate for the defect.
The lemon law in California does not cover all vehicles that suffer from recurring mechanical problems. On the other hand, the law applies to much more than just new cars, as some people mistakenly believe. The following points clarify the circumstances in which a vehicle will qualify:
What is considered a reasonable number of repair attempts will vary. However, if the claim is brought within the first 18 months/18,000 miles and involves a passenger vehicle under 10,000 pounds, the requirement is presumed to be satisfied if:
Attorney Aaron Fhima is a trial attorney who has secured numerous settlements and verdicts against large corporations and some of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. Representing consumers and injury victims throughout the state of California, Aaron’s practice areas include personal injury, and lemon law litigation. Aaron has a long record of success taking on large defense firms; and he doesn’t hesitate to take cases to trial when necessary to enforce his clients’ rights.
Serving California’s legal needs for over 35 years. We have a 99% success rate and have successfully obtained thousands of settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Or you can call (877) 308-2128 to speak with us from anywhere in the state. Either way, the consultation is free. We look forward to serving you.