If you’ve been ripped off, scammed or taken advantage of as a consumer, you’re not alone. Nearly everyone has a story of a product, service or promise that was misrepresented, broken or a downright lie. But if you’re a Texas Legal member, you can get legal help and take on the company or vendor who ripped you off.
Texas Legal plans cover consumer law issues, which means when our members have problems with a product or service, they can get a lawyer’s help getting their money back and getting justice. What kinds of issues and problems are covered? Read on for five situations where you can get a lawyer’s help with consumer problems.
Real Estate Purchase
Did you purchase a home or other property only to discover there were undisclosed problems that are going to cost you? Buy a home from someone who wasn’t legally authorized to sell it? Whether your problem is with a real estate agent, a seller or an inspector, you can get help through the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Whether you bought a new or used car, if it isn’t what you were promised or has significant problems, Texas Law may protect you. Through the state’s Lemon Law as well as the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, you can get legal help against individuals or dealers who sold you the vehicle.
Is your insurance company refusing to pay out what they owe you or not honoring your policy? Insurance policies are also covered under the DTPA, and an attorney can help you pursue a claim against your insurance company.
You hired a contractor to do a job, but the job never got finished or was done poorly. Now that contractor won’t return your calls. Time to call an attorney and get your money back.
After disasters like Hurricane Harvey, unscrupulous folks try to take advantage of victims. Fortunately, the law is on your side, and you can get an attorneys help if you were taken advantage of in the wake of a disaster.
If a company is refusing to honor a product’s warranty, you may have a claim under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The DTPA can also cover an “implied warranty” for repairs and restoration of goods or property.
Thief got his hands on your personal information? We can help. Our legal plans include access to AllClearID’s identity theft restoration services to help you get your identity back, plus monitoring and fraud alerts to keep it from happening again.
Don’t Get Taken Advantage Of
To summarize, you don’t need to accept getting ripped off or scammed. It’s worth a consultation with an attorney to see if they can help with your issue, and our members get several free attorney consultations every year. Put them to work for you, and get the justice you deserve when it comes to consumer issues.