At The Law Office of Robert L. Starr, we have helped thousands of car buyers who unknowingly purchased lemons. Founding lawyer Robert Starr knows what makes a successful lemon law claim in California.

Below are three of the most important things you can do to put yourself in the best position for a successful outcome.

1. Do Not Submit To Arbitration

No matter what a dealer or manufacturer may tell you, you do not have to submit to third-party arbitration before taking legal action under state or federal lemon laws. They count on you not being aware of your legal rights and using the arbitration process to their advantage. You do not have to give them the upper hand.

2. Keep Good Records Of All Your Trips To The Dealer

From the moment you purchase your vehicle through every phone call or trip to the dealer to have your car worked on, make sure you get a record of everything in writing. Make sure the service representative working on your car writes out a full explanation of what they looked at and the work they did. Having clear records will benefit your lemon law claim, because it will show the hoops you jumped through to have a working car.

3. Work With An Experienced Lemon Law Attorney

You do not have to let dealers and manufacturers push you around. We know the law and we know what your rights are. We can stand up for you and guide you through the entire process to get you a suitable settlement or fight for you in court if that is what is necessary.

To schedule your free consultation with a member of our team, contact our Los Angeles-area office online or call 818-225-9040. We serve clients throughout California. For all lemon law cases, you will have no out-of-pocket fees, even if you secure a settlement.