California Lemon Law Lawyer Says Defective Cars are Lemons
Driver Brooke Melton, 29, of Georgia never got the chance to benefit from the recent General Motors recall for her defective 2005 Colbalt.
Indeed, just days before the young woman died in a crash due to the defective car, she had taken her Cobalt to be repaired after it shut off while she was driving and she lost control of her power steering and brakes. She managed to get the car off to the side of the road and restart it.
The next day, Melton took the vehicle to the dealership where they worked on it and returned the car to her two days later on March 9 – the day before her birthday. She died the following day on her birthday in a crash linked to the same mechanical problem.
“This is a tragedy that never should have happened,” said California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson. “Defective automobiles are ticking time bombs that must be detonated. Owners should be made aware of problems immediately before history repeats itself and another life is lost.”
So far the deaths of 13 people are linked to the defective ignition switch, but there are dozens of others being investigated that have been linked to a defective ignition switch installed in popular GM model cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5, Saturn Ion and Pontiac Solstice.
California Lemon Law Laws
GM is now replacing the faulty switches in its historic recall, but some car owners say would rather do away with cars they believe are lemons under California Lemon Laws.
Has your GM vehicle been out of service for 30 days or more? If so, you have legal rights under California Lemon Laws that could entitle you to compensation in the form of a repurchase or your money returned. Car owners should often feel intimidated with the idea of going up against a large car manufacturer, but it’s not something you have to do alone. The Lemon Law Lawyers at Johnson Attorneys Group can help with a free consultation to determine if you have grounds for a case.