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Lake County Consumer Protection Attorneys
Consumer protection comes up in many situations but generally involves a company or larger organization taking advantage of an individual. There are federal and state laws in place to protect consumers from these types of situations. When the law is broken, lawsuits can follow.
Lake County is home to a particularly unique legal community. It is small, and most attorneys and judges know each other from working on past cases, seeing each other socially, or just being in the courthouse day in and day out. For this reason, if you have a Lake County case we usually recommend hiring a Lake County attorney.
Here are a few examples of Lake County consumer protection cases. If your situation is not listed here, don’t hesitate to ask us. Lake County attorneys handle many types of consumer protection issues.
Auto mechanic fraud: If you are charged for work that your mechanic did not perform, you may be a victim of consumer fraud. A lawsuit can get you the money you are owed, as well as additional damages or attorney fees in some cases.
Debt collection abuse: Debt collectors are not allowed to harass or threaten you, and they are not allowed to lie to you in order to get you to pay. Unfortunately, many collections agencies continue these unfair and illegal practices. You can get them to stop this behavior and may be able to sue them for damages as well.
Mortgage fraud and foreclosure defense: If you have been served with foreclosure, things can move along quickly, and you only have a certain amount of time to respond. The process can be confusing to the average homeowner and you may need help protecting your rights. A related issue is loan modification schemes that target vulnerable homeowners.
Class action cases are common in the areas of consumer fraud and protection. Whether it’s an issue of false advertising, inflated fees or some other scam, it often affects more than just one consumer. When many people are involved, these cases can become class action lawsuits, where large groups of plaintiffs join together in one suit against a defendant.
Consumer protection attorneys can help protect your rights in these situations and many others (identity theft, credit report errors, debit card fraud, etc.). Consumer protection attorneys generally charge a contingency fee, which means that they only get paid if your case is successful and you recover damages. If you lose, you don’t pay anything.
If you want to speak with a Lake County consumer protection attorney, let us know. We can refer you to someone who has the right experience and a solid local reputation, which we believe gives you the best chance of success. You can call us at (312) 346-5320 or (800) 517-1614, or contact us online and we’ll call you.
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