What is a consumer fraud class action lawsuit?
Consumer fraud class action lawsuits are specifically designed to help individuals who have been similarly aggrieved to pursue a common goal – namely to hold the deceptive business accountable for any damages suffered. Thus, consumers who have been defrauded by a corporation or other entity may file a consumer fraud class action lawsuit on behalf of themselves and others to seek compensation for their shared grievance.
What are the benefits of filing a consumer fraud class action?
One of the primary benefits of filing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit is that it allows individuals who may not have suffered an injury or wrong significant enough to merit its own claim to unite with others who have suffered alike. Joining forces allows individuals to collectively seek compensatory damages through a single trial. This can save both time and money and effectively help consumers recover their losses.
Another advantage of filing a consumer fraud class action lawsuit is that it enables individuals to pursue a claim without having to incur considerable legal fees. Our consumer fraud class action attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if their client wins.
Who may file a consumer fraud class action lawsuit?
Consumers who have been deceived or suffered other harm as the result of fraudulent business practices may be eligible to file a consumer fraud class action lawsuit.
What types of compensation can I seek through a consumer fraud class action lawsuit?
The types of compensation sought through a consumer fraud class action lawsuit vary according to the circumstances of the case but may include actual, general, and/or punitive damages. Actual damages may be awarded to cover the actual injury or economic loss whereas general damages cover losses that cannot be calculated, such as pain and suffering. In instances where the defendant engaged in willful and malicious conduct, punitive damages may be awarded.
What are some of the common types of consumer fraud class actions?
Some of the common types of consumer fraud class action lawsuits include those involving: auto fraud, defective products, insurance fraud, lending fraud, credit card fraud, telemarketing fraud, and many others.
Is there a statute of limitations on consumer fraud class action lawsuits?
All consumer fraud class action lawsuits are subject to a statute of limitations restricting the time individuals have to file their claim. It is important to note that statutes vary according to the nature of fraud and also by state. Therefore, the statute of limitations for a consumer fraud class action will depend on both the type of fraud and the state in which the complaint is filed.
How can I learn more about filing or joining a consumer fraud class action lawsuit?
If you think you've been the victim of fraud, you may wish to speak with a qualified consumer fraud lawyer who can determine your eligibility for filing/joining a consumer fraud class action lawsuit. Please contact us today to speak with one of our experienced consumer advocates who can evaluate your case, help you understand your legal rights, and develop a strong course of action.