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California Lemon Law Lawyers

Fighting to Protect Consumers Like You

Your car is your livelihood and your freedom. If you have unknowingly purchased a lemon, you deserve to be compensated for your expenses. Our goal is to get more than a buyback for you. We pursue maximum damages and civil penalties.

Over 97% Success Rate In Lemon Law Cases

Over $40 Million Recovered For Our Clients

Our trial lawyers have an impressive track record and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. When you choose us, you will work with a real attorney on the team of one of the best lemon law firms in California. We are committed to demanding maximum damages for you. All of our consultations are FREE and there’s NO OBLIGATION. If you recover for your losses in your Lemon Law claim, the manufacturers pay our fees.

How the Lemon Law Claim Process Works

The California Lemon Law protects consumers like you who have purchased a car or truck that has a defect or defects that substantially impair the use, value or safety of the vehicle. If your car is determined to be a lemon, the automaker must buy back your vehicle. In some cases, you may also be eligible for civil penalties. The process is easy and hassle-free:

SCHEDULE A FREE CONSULTATION

When you contact our lemon law attorneys, you will receive a free, no-obligation consultation during which you discuss your situation, and we evaluate your case. All our fees are paid by automakers.

WE GO TO WORK FOR YOU

We are determined to hold big automakers accountable for selling defective vehicles to California consumers like you. If possible, we fight for incidental damages and civil penalties in addition to a buyback so you get maximum recovery.

WE KEEP YOU INFORMED

When you are our client, your claim will be handled by an accomplished lemon law attorney who keeps you advised on progress every step of the way.

YOU GET RESULTS

We conclude a successful claim with the automaker, and we are not afraid to go to trial if necessary to get you the money you are owed.

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Representing Consumers in California Lemon Law Claims

We are one of California’s best experienced and most successful trial attorneys. At Wirtz Law APC, we provide aggressive representation to auto consumers throughout California. We have in-depth knowledge of the California Lemon Law and the determination to hold big automakers accountable for selling defective vehicles to California consumers like you.

Our trial lawyers have an impressive track record, having recovered more than $34 million for our clients. We strive for maximum damages for you.  We don’t settle for less. We fight to win — in and out of the courtroom. California has one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the country. But if you’ve been stuck with a defective vehicle, it takes an experienced lemon law attorney to protect your rights.

Contact our office today for a free consultation. All our fees and costs are paid by the automakers. You pay nothing to us if we don’t recover for you.

Why Choose Wirtz Law APC?

When you become our client, your claim will be handled by an accomplished lemon law attorney. Although automakers and dealers have an unfair advantage over consumers, we know how to level the playing field.

Level the Playing Field

Put automakers on the defense. We are the firm other lawyers hire to try their cases.

No Up Front Fees

Consultations are free and no-obligation. Automakers pay our fees when we win.

Wirtz Law tries more cases to jury verdict in a year than most attorneys attempt in a career.  We know the tactics automakers use to deny responsibility for vehicle defects. The best way to protect your rights is to have the aggressive representation we provide. We are the attorneys that other law firms hire to try their cases, and the automakers know it.

Contact our office today for a free consultation. All our fees and costs are paid by the automakers. You pay nothing to us if we don’t recover for you.

Millions Recovered For Consumers

We have recovered over $40 million for clients, including incidental costs & civil penalties.

Helping All of California

We help consumers anywhere in the state win their Lemon Law claims.

Why Choose Wirtz Law APC?

When you become our client, your claim will be handled by an accomplished lemon law attorney. Although automakers and dealers have an unfair advantage over consumers, we know how to level the playing field.

Wirtz Law tries more cases to jury verdict in a year than most attorneys attempt in a career.  We know the tactics automakers use to deny responsibility for vehicle defects. The best way to protect your rights is to have the aggressive representation we provide. We are the attorneys that other law firms hire to try their cases, and the automakers know it.

Contact our office today for a free consultation. All our fees and costs are paid by the automakers. You pay nothing to us if we don’t recover for you.

Level the Playing Field

Put automakers on the defense. We are the firm other lawyers hire to try their cases.

No Up Front Fees

Consultations are free and no-obligation. Automakers pay our fees when we win.

Millions Recovered For Consumers

We have recovered over $40 million for clients, including incidental costs & civil penalties.

Helping All of California

We help consumers anywhere in the state win their Lemon Law claims.

How Does the California Lemon Law Work?

Under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act (the California Lemon Law), automakers are required to promptly buy back your defective car or truck. Your vehicle may qualify for repurchase when the automaker has not repaired your vehicle under warranty after a reasonable number of attempts.  The lemon law also applies to used vehicles, as long as you’ve presented it for repair during the original warranty or Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) warranty period.

To qualify for a repurchase, the defects must substantially impair the use, value or safety of your vehicle. There is also no requirement under California’s lemon law for a vehicle to have the same repeated defect. If you have repeatedly brought your car in for repairs for any of the following defects, it might qualify as a lemon.

If the dealer cannot repair your vehicle after a reasonable number of attempts (which can be as few as two), the manufacturer must replace or repurchase your vehicle.

Common lemon law defects include:

  • Air bag defects
  • Air conditioner defects
  • Antilock braking system failure
  • Automatic transmission failure
  • Brake pedal failure
  • Defective seat belts
  • Electrical problems
  • Engine computer and cruise-control malfunctions
  • Engine failure
  • Fuel injection system leaks
  • Fuel line defects
  • Paint defects
  • Power steering loss
  • Premature brake/rotor wear
  • Seat belt failure
  • Steering pull
  • Stalling

How Much is My Lemon Law Claim Worth?

If your car is a lemon, the manufacturer must either replace your defective vehicle with a brand new one or buy back your vehicle. The manufacturer is also required to reimburse you for incidental and consequential costs (e.g. , the cost of renting a vehicle or towing) you incurred while the dealer was attempting to repair your vehicle.

In addition, if we can prove that the manufacturer willfully violated the California Lemon Law, the manufacturer may also be required to pay you a civil penalty of up to two times your actual damages. The automaker is also responsible for paying your attorneys’ fees and costs, which means you pay nothing to us until we win your claim.

There are also steps you can take to protect yourself. Keep copies of all repair bills, maintain records of any incidental expenses, and document all communications with the dealer and/or manufacturer. Our legal team will rely on this evidence to support your claim. Above all, we will help you recover all the compensation you deserve, whether through negotiation or litigation.

Why You Need a California Lemon Law Attorney

If your car or truck has been in for repeated repairs or out of service for an extended period of time, you may have a lemon on your hands. That’s the time to call Wirtz Law APC. We will determine whether you have a valid lemon law claim, and, if so, fight to protect your rights. At Wirtz Law APC, we have a well-deserved reputation as dedicated consumer advocates with a proven history of achieving successful outcomes in lemon law claims. Our trial attorneys are comfortable in any forum — mediation, arbitration, litigation — and are frequently retained by other attorneys to try their most challenging cases.

While many claims can be resolved through settlement negotiations, we are always prepared to go to trial to achieve the best possible outcome. We know the big automakers’ tricks and how to fight back against them.

 

Our legal team will:

  • Help you understand which documents are necessary for your case (e.g. manufacturer’s warranty, repair invoices)
  • Have an expert evaluate your vehicle’s repair history
  • File your lemon law lawsuit, if necessary
  • Help you navigate the litigation process and handle your lawsuit from start to finish, including representing you at trial to pursue your rights if the automaker fails to comply with California’s Lemon Law.
  • Negotiate settlement with the automaker
  • Keep you informed

Other Practice Areas Our Firm Handles

In addition to being dedicated consumer advocates, we represent clients in California and around the country on the following matters:

TRADEMARK LAW

Wirtz Law assists trademark owners — no matter how big or small — in enforcing or defending trademarks.  With experience litigating in jurisdictions throughout the United States, we can take on your infringement claims no matter where they are.

BUSINESS LAW

Wirtz Law works with startups, growing, and established businesses across multiple industries to resolve a wide range of disputes related to:

  • Fiduciary duties
  • Franchises
  • Fraud
  • Insurance
  • Leases
  • Ownership
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair competition

Contact Us Today

All of our consultations are free and there’s no obligation. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

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HEADQUARTERS AND MAILING ADDRESS

4370 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92122
Phone | 858.240.8417

LOS ANGELES

10866 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1200
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone | 323.417.8805

ORANGE COUNTY

384 Forest Ave, Suite 17
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone | 323.417.8805