Welcome to the Law Office of Arthur J. Obolsky, a Bay Area consumer law firm specializing in the representation of consumers in lemon law and dealer fraud cases against all kinds of vehicle manufacturers and dealers. Attorney Arthur J. Obolsky is a dedicated consumer protection lawyer who works tirelessly to enforce the rights of individuals that were sold defective and substandard cars, trucks, RV’s, motorcycles and boats. In addition to litigating lemon law cases, Attorney Obolsky also relentlessly pursues justice for clients that were deceived by fraudulent and unscrupulous auto dealerships.
California consumer protection laws were created to protect people that are sold defective products or taken advantage of by false promises and misrepresentations about a product’s characteristics or quality. Because these laws are designed to protect, they provide consumers with an abundance of legal remedies to serve that end.
Defective Vehicles and California’s Lemon Law
California’s “lemon law” (the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act) provides the consumer with choices:
(1) the manufacturer must either provide you with a full refund and pay your attorney’s fees and costs OR
(2) replace the vehicle with a defect-free one and pay your attorney’s fees and costs.
In some cases, there are also civil penalties available, up to twice the amount of your damages. At the Law Office of Arthur J. Obolsky, we relentlessly pursue manufacturers of all kinds of motor vehicles to obtain favorable resolutions for our clients such as a full refund, replacement, or proper repair of their lemons. And, the manufacturer is responsible for your fees and costs, too. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.
Dealer Fraud and the Consumers Legal Remedies Act
The vehicle sales industry is fraught with deceptive sales practices and fraudulent tactics. It is quite common for car salespersons to make misleading and false claims to innocent consumers in a hasty effort to close a sale. Often times, these misrepresentations refer to the vehicle’s quality, clean title, accident history and low mileage. Other times, dealers conceal or misrepresent the true terms of a sale or warranty and engage in aggressive bait-and-switch tactics, as well as other deceptive conduct like illusory and illegal financing arrangements. Significant misrepresentations regarding a vehicle’s quality, characteristics and uses are, simply put, illegal and prohibited by the Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA). Fortunately, the CLRA provides consumers with powerful remedies that may include full recovery of actual damages, restitution, injunctions, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. The Law Office of Arthur J. Obolsky strives to help clients that were harmed by dishonest dealers promptly obtain favorable remedies and seeks recovery of attorney’s fees and costs directly from the dealer. Contact us now for a free case evaluation.