Law Offices of Jack L. Chegwidden A Professional Corporation
Protecting consumers’ rights throughout Southern California

What You’re Entitled To If You Have A Lemon

Even if you’ve determined you have a lemon, is it really worth it to pursue a claim? After all, won’t it take awhile, and what if the car manufacturer pushes back?

Here’s the bottom line: You paid good money to have a vehicle, purchased or leased, that works. Therefore, if you have a lemon, you’re entitled by law to seek results to ensure the dealer or manufacturer makes good on their word.

We at the Law Offices of Jack L. Chegwidden will help you. Attorney Jack Chegwidden has over a decade of experience helping residents in the San Fernando Valley with lemon law claims. We will protect your rights as a consumer.

Your Refund Explained

If your lemon law claim is successful, you are typically entitled to a refund of:

  • Your down payment
  • Any monthly payments you’ve made thus far
  • Your registration fees pro-rated for the year minus mileage offset
  • Possible other out-of-pocket expenses

You may be entitled to the above amounts, less a “mileage offset” allowed by law. California lemon law uses a formula to calculate your mileage offset, which is based on when your vehicles repair history first qualified it for a refund or replacement.

Can I Get A Replacement Vehicle Instead?

Most cases result in a refund or replacement of a similar vehicle. Most clients elect a refund, but the choice is yours if you qualify.

Call Us For A Risk-Free Assessment Of Your Claim

Ultimately, what you’re entitled to depends on the specific facts of your case. Our firm can help you pursue that claim by offering our guidance, experience and knowledge in how to protect your consumer rights.

We also don’t charge you anything up front — we only charge if we are successful in your claim, taking a small percentage of what we recover for you. Contact our office in Encino by calling 866-544-4072 for a free case evaluation with our lemon law lawyer today.