Lemon Law

Justice is Available

It’s the nightmare of car buyers everywhere: you save up to buy the car of your dreams, you get the warranty, you make your payments, and, yet, there is a problem with the car that the manufacturer or dealer either can’t or won’t repair. You’re left with a non-fully functional car for all your troubles under California’s lemon laws, however you have the power to fight back.

The Ledbetter Law Firm, APC represents consumers in bringing lemon law actions to obtain the justice they deserve when they’ve purchased a car, RV, boat, or other vehicle under warranty in California. With over a decade of experience in automotive consumer litigation, we have the experience, skills, and know-how to efficiently and effectively get you the relief you deserve, including a full refund. All cases are contingency-based, so you owe nothing unless we recover for you.

A Decade of Experience

Prior to founding The Ledbetter Law Firm, APC in 2016, firm founder Thomas Ledbetter spent a decade working as legal counsel to automotive manufacturers and dealers in responding to consumer litigation. During that time he gained a wealth of knowledge and experience regarding the litigation of lemon law claims. He also saw the need for skilled representation of plaintiffs on the consumer side in bringing lemon law claims to fair and just resolutions.

Because of this experience and background, we at The Ledbetter Law Firm, APC are uniquely positioned to help consumers litigate their lemon law claims and to efficiently obtain justice on their claims. We can quickly assess whether you have a valid lemon law claim under California law and work to attain the refund you deserve without unnecessarily lengthy investigations or negotiations.

California’s lemon law protections apply not only to new cars. The lemon law also covers boats, RVs, and even some used cars. A warranty should still be in effect, and there is also a requirement that the consumer bring the vehicle to authorized repair facilities to seek out repairs for the alleged defect. For example, if you have taken your vehicle in for the same repair four or more times in the first 18 months or 18,000 miles of possession, the law will presume it to be a lemon.

Vehicles that have also been taken in for repairs for a total of 30 days during that same period will also presumed to be a lemon. California law provides some of the strongest lemon law protections in the country, and there are numerous ways to successfully show you have a lemon. We will work with you to present your strongest case for recovery. Common vehicle defects include:

  • Improperly Functioning Brakes
  • Steering Issues
  • Mileage and Gas Usage Issues

Your manufacturer or dealer will, in many cases, try to talk you out of pursuing a lemon law claim by suggesting that the problem is fixable, that there really isn’t a problem, or that the issue is with your usage, but California law is on your side in your ability to recover.

Remember, all lemon law claims are brought on a contingency basis, so you owe no attorney fees unless your claim is successful. Contact The Ledbetter Law Firm, APC today to see how we can help you get the recovery you deserve and back on the road again.

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What Our Clients Say

“Tom was able to take the complex and daunting task of putting together an estate plan and made it much simpler by asking the right questions, focusing on what really mattered, and getting it documented the right way. His down to earth nature, ability to explain things in non-lawyer terms and his deep estate planning expertise made him an excellent fit for our family and estate planning needs.”

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“I hired Tom Ledbetter to represent my company in a contentious contract dispute. One of his main strengths was communicating to me the various procedures and legal strategies throughout the litigation. His exceptional advocacy and knowledge are why I recommend him. Tom now represents my company in drafting and negotiation all of our contracts.”

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