Buying a car should be a happy and proud experience for any consumer, but that’s only true if you get what you paid for. Is your car having the same defect over and over again, even though you’ve taken it in for repairs multiple times? If so, you have the right to seek compensation from the manufacturer through a California lemon claim.
The good news is, there are laws to protect consumers in your position. However, obtaining justice can be difficult when English is not your first language. If you’re searching for a bilingual lemon law attorney that’s fluent in Korean, look no further than Guardian Lemon Law Group. A Korean-speaking lemon lawyer is available to speak with you and help you succeed in a lemon case against the manufacturer.
A language barrier should not hold you back from receiving the compensation you deserve if you’ve been sold a defective vehicle. Our lawyers have decades of experience in the recovery of lemon settlements and are ready for the challenge of fighting for your rights. For legal advice from a Korean speaking lemon lawyer in the Los Angeles area, contact us at your earliest convenience.
Am I Eligible for a Lemon Claim?
To see if you qualify for compensation under California’s lemon law, ask yourself the following questions:
- Did you purchase your vehicle from a dealership, and not through a private seller?
- Is the recurring defect with your car covered under at active warranty?
- Does your car’s defect compromise its value, safety, or usability?
If you can say yes to all these questions, you most likely qualify for a refund or replacement vehicle from the manufacturer. However, these are just the basic requirements, so it’s important to discuss your case with one of our attorneys. Regardless of the issuse you are having with your car, make sure to take it back to dealership or a repair center that’s been authorized by the dealership. Before you can proceed with a lemon complaint, you must give them a reasonable number of repair attempts. For extremely serious issues, like brake failure or tire separation, the problem must be fixed in no more than 2 attempts. For less serious defects, the manufacturer has at least 4 attempts before a car can be classified as a lemon.
Once it’s clear that your car is a lemon, you must act quickly to file a lemon claim and secure the funds you’re entitled to. This process can be quite complicated, even for those who are fluent in English. However, you won’t have to worry about that with one of our Korean speaking lawyers by your side. We will explain the process to you in your language and the strategies we will use to recover your settlement award.
Representation from a Korean Speaking Lemon Law Lawyer
No matter what language you speak, it’s a universal truth that auto manufacturers are profit-driven business. These companies hate to lose money, and they will not make thing easy when you demand rightful compensation for a car that keeps breaking down from the same problem. Those who are not fluent in English are the most vulnerable, as they can be easily misled on their rights and legal options.
The state’s lemon laws are there to protect you, but we know how challenging it can be to find an attorney that speaks your language. Guardian Lemon Law is here for you, and we will not rest until you are fully compensated by the manufacturer. Our Korean speaking lemon lawyer can help you with a claim for just about any vehicle, not just automobiles. ATVs, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and trucks that are under 10,000 pounds are covered by California’s lemon law, as well.
If you’re ready to explore the legal options that are available to you, contact us to schedule a free consultation.
What does a Lemon Settlement Include?
The main portion of your settlement from a lemon lawsuit is a full refund of what you paid for the vehicle or a new replacement car that’s of similar quality and value. The manufacturer does have the right to deduct your usage of the car before it stated having problems, which is known as “mileage offset.” We will make sure that your mileage deduction by the manufacturer is accurate. Furthermore, we can help you recover incidental expenses, like rental car payments and towing fees. You may also have medical bills, lost wages, and other damages if the problems with your car led to an accident. However, succeeding in a lemon claim requires extensive evidence and aggressive representation from a knowledgeable attorney.
How long do I have to File a Lemon Claim?
According to the California lemon law, consumers have 4 years to take legal action against an auto manufacturer. However, it can be quite confusing to figure out when the 4-year period starts, as it takes multiple repair attempts before a car can be classified as a lemon. The statute of limitations also depends on the type of lemon complaint you are filing. To ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner, contact us right away so that we can discuss your situation and verify how much time you left to pursue a lemon case. Remember that the courts are unlikely to give you more time if you exceed the 4-year deadline. Don’t let the manufacturer get away with selling you a defective car; call us today for a free case evaluation.
Average Settlement Value for a California Lemon Claim
Most claimants are anxious to know what they can receive through a successful lemon claim, but at the end of the day, there’s no such thing as an “average” lemon settlement. Here at Guardian, cases are resolved for anywhere between $25,000 and $60,000 on the lower end, while higher value cases may be worth around $150,000 to over $350,000.
As previously stated, your lemon settlement is based on numerous expenses you’ve incurred from dealing with your car’s defect, primarily a refund or replacement vehicle. However, you most likely have out of pocket expenses due to your inability to use your car as intended. You can be reimbursed for these costs, as well as medical expenses and associated losses if your lemon’s on-going defect caused you injuries from an accident. As you can see, there are many factors that determine the value of your case. Consulting an experienced lemon lawyer is the best way to learn what your claim is worth.
How long do these Cases take to Settle?
The majority of claims that we handle are settled within 3 to 6 months. Sometimes, cases are settled in just 30 days, and certainly, it’s our goal to recover your settlement as fast as possible. But the recovery process can take longer than expected due to a number of unexpected complications. This is particularly true with high value claims, where the client suffered injuries as a result of their vehicle’s defect. As you can guess, the manufacturer will not give up easily when they are a facing a significant profit loss. These are just some of the complexities that we may need to resolve, which means recovering your damages can take over a year.
Free Second Opinion
If you have an active lemon case with another attorney, you may benefit from a second opinion on your case. A Korean speaking lemon lawyer at our office will be happy to speak with you if you have concerns about the way your case is being handled. If there is nothing wrong with your case, we are happy to provide you with reassurance and wish you the best of luck with your claim. However, it’s possible that your case is suffering due to your attorney’s incompetence or lack of experience. In these situations, it may be best to switch your lawyer and continue your case with us. However, that decision is completely up to you. You pay nothing for the consultation no matter what you decide, so contact us to receive guidance from a lemon law attorney in Korean.
Korean Speaking Lemon Law Lawyers in the Los Angeles Area
Our lawyers are standing by to assist you in a California lemon complaint. We know how overwhelming the legal process can be when English is not your first language. Far too often, these claimants are ignored or tricked by the manufacturer and left without the funds they deserve. That’s why Guardian Lemon Law is here for you, with our many years of experience in the recovery of lemon law settlements.
If you’re interested in hiring us to represent you, we will make all our services free to you under the Zero fee Guarantee. The state’s lemon law allows us to charge the manufacturer for any legal fees associated with your case. Thus, you pay nothing upfront to sign on with us, since the only way we get paid is if you get paid. If we don’t recover your payment, you owe us absolutely nothing.
To initiate a lemon claim or continue an existing case with a Korean speaking lemon lawyer, call us today and schedule a free case review.