You and your hard-earned money deserve respect, attention, and the best legal help! As a Texan, you’re entitled to many rights under the law, and your Texas Legal membership can make sure you know what your rights are and what actions you can take. Here are a number of issues that your Texas Legal plan covers under the area of consumer law.
Defense of Civil Action
Common types of civil cases include:
- Breach of Contract: If a person breaks a legal contract, such as not completing a job, not paying on time, or not delivering goods, the other party can bring a case against them. The contract can be in writing or a verbal agreement.
- Property Dispute: asking the court to settle a dispute over property between two parties
- Tort: A tort is a wrongful act that causes damage to a person or their property. A tort case asks the court to decide if the victim of the wrongful act should be compensated. A common type of tort is a personal injury lawsuit.
- Equitable claim: an equitable claim case happens when one party is asking the court to order a party to take some action or stop some action, such as a restraining order or an injunction.
A Texas Legal membership can help you take the first step in a DTPA claim, which is having an attorney write a letter on your behalf, detailing your complaint and asking them to take certain actions, such as completing a service or providing a refund. Often, a letter like this can be enough to fix the issue.
If the party fails to respond to an attorney’s letter, it’s time to file suit under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act. Texas Legal plans cover consumer law cases and allow you to pursue these claims without extensive legal fees. Not only can you get whatever is wrong put right, you can also be awarded damages.
Other warranties and promises that might not fall under DTPA are often still covered by your Texas Legal plan, and you can get an attorney’s help to correct the situation and get what you are owed.
Read about a Texas Legal member’s consumer protection case and how their plan helped protect them from fraud and breach of contract with their home purchase and repair.
Breach of Contract
If you’d like to find out how to sign up for your free Experian’s identity theft and monitoring coverage, contact member services at 1-800-252-9346 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.