How do I know if I have a consumer litigation case?

Do I have a consumer litigation case

Consumer protection laws exist to ensure that businesses are held accountable for deceptive practices and fraud. For example, “bait and switch” tactics, warranty misrepresentation, and identity theft. Consumer rights law also protects individuals who are harassed and threatened with collection calls. If you’ve been taken advantage of, exploited, misled, deceived by a product, corporation, or service provider, you may have a consumer litigation case. Keep reading to learn more about consumer rights and how you’re protected.

Common Types of Consumer Fraud

Breaches of consumer trust can include various scenarios and behaviors including:

  • Credit card fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Insurance fraud
  • Violations of internet privacy
  • Investor fraud
  • Mortgage foreclosure scams
  • Contractor fraud
  • Failure to honor warranties and returns

By no means is this a complete list. It also doesn’t reflect the range of consequences that can result from unfair business practices.

Who can start a consumer fraud act claim?

Consumers who believe they’ve been defrauded or purposefully deceived can file a lawsuit against the merchant responsible.

Consumer Protection Lawyer in Oregon

People who’ve been a victim of consumer fraud can lose hundreds, thousands, or even their entire life savings. If you believe you were victimized by a dishonest company but can’t quite put your finger on how they violated the law, contact OlsenDaines or call 503-222-2000 to talk with a consumer law attorney in Oregon and Washington. We handle all types of consumer fraud. We’ll explain your legal options clearly and honestly at your free consultation.

Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

Car and bike crash. OlsenDaines, serving Oregon and Washington talks about the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer.

Whether you were seriously injured in an auto accident or a slip and fall accident at a store, you may be entitled to damages if it was due to someone else’s negligence. However, it isn’t always easy or straightforward to get a fair settlement. This is why it’s important to hire a personal injury lawyer.

Here are some main benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer.

Peace of Mind

An experienced personal injury lawyer will dedicate themselves to represent you so you can focus on recovering. Serious injuries are not just physical. They can also cause stress and trauma. A great personal injury lawyer will give you the peace of mind you need to get made whole again.

Faster Compensation

When you hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as you’ve suffered an accident, they’ll file a personal injury claim for you while you’re still recovering so you’ll receive your compensation that much sooner than trying to do it yourself.

Legal Coverage

Quite often, the offending party will contest the personal injury claim against them, hiring a lawyer and taking you to court. If you don’t have a lawyer on your side, the odds are against you. Hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you will level the playing field. They’ll gather evidence and develop the right strategy for your case, pursuing it vigorously for you.

Negotiation

Insurance companies spend millions of dollars on attorneys to ensure they pay as little as possible on personal injury claims. They also have techniques to persuade people to accept unfair settlement offers, even without an attorney. They’re not after your best interest. When you hire a seasoned personal injury lawyer who’s experienced in negotiating with insurance companies, you can expect higher compensation.

Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you or someone you know was hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you need to hire a personal injury lawyer to help recover the compensation you deserve. At OlsenDaines, we know how overwhelming and traumatic a personal injury can be. We’ll take the pain out of personal injury recovery. We offer free consultations, reasonable fees, and are committed to getting our clients the relief they need. To schedule an appointment contact us today. We have offices all throughout Washington and Oregon with personal injury lawyers ready to fight for you.

Credit Card issues

If you are having a hard time paying your credit card bills each month, you are not alone.  More and more people across the country are struggling despite the seemingly booming economy.  See this article to read more about what is going on.

Give us a call and we can discuss your options of how to deal with this debt that can at times feel crushing.