Protecting Consumers and Their Rights
As a consumer of products or services, you’re legally entitled to certain assurances. Thanks to the Federal Trade Commission’s consumer protection laws, you have various forms of legal recourse if businesses try to mislead or take advantage of you. You also have options when businesses take negligent or deliberate actions that result in your harm or loss.
Of course, these rights aren’t automatically guaranteed. Although the laws are clear, businesses may resist their obligations, and you might even have to fight to secure what you’re rightfully owed. Fortunately, you can depend on Bedrock Legal Group to provide the expertise you need to use consumer protection laws to their full potential.
Understanding Consumer Protection Laws
Consumer protection laws at the state and federal levels grant you the right to take legal action, such as filing a lawsuit, when companies engage in unfair or deceptive practices. For instance, you might sue a company that lies in its advertisements, charges unreasonable interest rates, goes back on a warranty contract or fails to protect your personal information from identity theft.
It’s important to note that consumer protection laws encompass a large number of statutes and regulations. The rules that give you the right to seek compensation after you’re injured by a faulty product may be completely distinct from those that let you sue a company that illegally fixes its prices or creates a monopoly to overcharge you for their services.
Although it’s good that the law seeks to protect consumers in many different ways, the fact of the matter is that modern rules are extremely broad. It’s wise to consult with a Bedrock Legal Group attorney about what kinds of lawsuits you should file and what forms of restitution you might be eligible for.
Knowing When Filing Might Benefit You
In some cases, filing a lawsuit may not be the best option for securing your rights as a consumer. For instance, if the costs that you’ll incur in court exceed the amount of any damages you might receive, you’re probably better off pursuing some alternate means of resolution. You might even benefit from filing or joining a class action lawsuit with other consumers who have experienced the same problems.
Effective consumer protection solutions vary, but the first step is always talking to an experienced attorney. At Bedrock Legal Group, we’ve spent years honing our consumer protection skills inside and outside the courtroom so that we can provide you with superior representation.
Discover how we can help you overcome the risks of being a modern consumer. Contact a Bedrock Legal Group case specialist to learn more now.