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What kind of lawyer do I need? And should I do small claims?

Tracy, CA |

Had the car for a little more than a month and it broke down and now needs a new engine. I bought an extended warranty but it won't cover it because of wear and tear. I only drove the car for a month. So I was sold a warranty that I can't use. The car has now been in the shop for 8 months.

Attorney Answers 3


  1. Was the car new? Was it bought from a licensed dealer? If yes and yes, consult a "lemon law" attorney. Cases under the Song-Beverly consumer protection act allow for triple damages and attorney's fees. Act quickly if the car has been in a shop for 8 months. Some of your rights may be in jeopardy.

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  2. Perhaps a Lemon Law attorney.


  3. Call Arthur Obolsky. He his a top notch lemon law attorney.