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How to calculate my compensation?

The Lemon Law in California protects consumers who own or lease new or used vehicles, motorcycles, and other types of motor vehicles when their car is defective. This means that the lemon law protects consumers if their vehicle is faulty or defective in a way that results in a negative impact on the safety, use, or value of their vehicle. These negative consequences are often proven by providing physical documentation that you had to take your vehicle to the dealer for repairs an unreasonable number of times while it was covered by the manufacturer's warranty. At the end of a lemon law claim, the individual can decide between a refund for the original cost of the vehicle and other associated costs or a replacement vehicle. Many consumers choose the route of receiving a rebate in order to have control over the process of buying their new car. It's important to understand that when you choose to receive a replacement vehicle, the replacement comes from the same manufacturer that sold you your lemon in the first place. If you are considering filing a lemon law claim and are curious to learn more about your options,
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What is a refund or buyback?
A buyback is more commonly known as a refund from your manufacturer if this is the option you decide is best for you at the end of your lemon law claim. Essentially, the manufacturer buys back your defective car and the amount you receive as payment includes damages or costs that were directly influenced by the problems with your lemon. This refers more specifically to the price you paid for your vehicle, taxes, registration fees, etc. Also, damages or costs that were directly affected by your car's defects include towing fees, public transportation fees, car rental fees, repair costs not covered by your warranty, etc. The buyback or refund amount often includes attorney fees incurred by the consumer while going through the process of filing and settling their lemon law claim.

What is a mileage compensation?
Many vehicle owners who go through the process of filing a lemon law claim don't realize that the manufacturer is entitled to deduct an amount from their reimbursement payment called mileage compensation. Mileage compensation takes into account the miles you drove with your vehicle during the period of time in which there were no defects on your car.

Mileage compensation is calculated by multiplying your vehicle's mileage on the day of your first repair for the defect that qualified your vehicle as a lemon by the purchase price of your vehicle, divided by 120,000 (the average life expectancy of a car in California ).

In short, your buyback is equal to the restitution and damages that were a direct result of the defective vehicle minus the calculated mileage compensation.

If you have questions about filing your Lemon Law claim, talk to an attorney today.

At Yashar Law, APLC, we understand that filing a California lemon law claim can be an incredibly stressful process for individuals who do not fully understand the legal requirements to file their claim with their manufacturer. We are committed to helping you through the entire claim filing process so you are not caught off guard by requirements you were initially unaware of. If you think you are dealing with a lemon and need the help of an attorney to file your lemon law claim, please feel free to call us at (844) 445-4666 or email us at for a free consultation.

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