What Is a Consumer Protection Claim?
Most states have enacted laws to protect consumers against unfair sales practices and irresponsible storage of customer information. If a business owner violates these laws, they can be brought to court and held responsible for the harm they have done to their customers through a consumer protection lawsuit.
Class actions are civil lawsuits that allow a few individuals to bring legal claims on behalf of a large group of people who have been harmed in similar ways. This gives consumers strength in numbers to level the field against the business that has wronged them.
What Types of Consumer Protection Claims Does Burg Simpson Handle?
Unfair Sales Practices
Most states have enacted laws to protect consumers against predatory sales practices. There are also federal laws that prevent deceptive and unfair business practices, which keep companies from using false advertising, bait and switch marketing tactics, charging for services never provided, inadequate disclosures, misrepresenting the nature of the business, and more.
If a company engages in deceptive sales practices, the injured consumer is entitled to compensation. Furthermore, if the business’s unfair sales practices have affected many people, the consumers may be able to band together to file a class action lawsuit.
Breach of Warranty
A warranty for a product you purchase is a promise about the quality of that item. When purchasing some products, such as cars, the sales contract may include certain warranties. For example, the sales contract may provide that the parts of the car are guaranteed to last a certain period of time and if they do not, they will be replaced by the seller or manufacturer.
Other warranties are not expressly written or spoken, but are implied. For example, when a good is sold, there is often an implied warranty that the good is fit for the standard purpose for which it was sold. Similarly, if you tell a seller you need an item for a particular purpose, and the seller directs you to a certain product, the seller implied the product is fit for the purpose you discussed.
Hackers are always on the prowl, trying to steal everything from your passwords to your Social Security number. Corporations know this, and if they are going to collect your private information, they have a duty to keep it secure. When a company fails to secure your data and it is compromised by hackers, you can hold the business accountable.
Many states have robust consumer protection laws. Some security data breach notification laws require companies that own or license confidential personal data to notify customers any time a breach is detected, in addition to direct an investigation to determine the likelihood that any personal information has been misused. Depending on the size of the breach, companies may be required to notify the national credit reporting agencies.
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The Consumer Protection Attorneys at Burg Simpson Are Here to Help
Burg Simpson has a national reputation for standing up for consumer rights in courtrooms across the country. With nine offices in seven states and more than 70 attorneys, Burg Simpson has the resources to fight for individual consumers’ rights against big corporations.
The consumer protection attorneys at Burg Simpson are part of a dynamic team with extensive trial experience and have successfully tried many class action lawsuits.
Contact Burg Simpson today by calling (888) 895-2080 or fill out a free case evaluation form to get started.