Consumer Fraud

What happens when a product doesn’t function as you expected or when a company misleads you? You may assume that you have no rights, but this is not true. You may be entitled to file a WV consumer fraud claim after speaking with an experienced lawyer. The most important thing you can do for your case is to reach out for legal help sooner rather than later.

In the past, a consumer who was cheated or bought a defective product had few options. The passage of the West Virginia Consumer Protection Act and other statutes have changed that, however. These laws provide victimized consumers with a powerful tool for obtaining reimbursement in cases involving fraud and deceptive practices.

Types of Consumer Fraud in West Virginia

The West Virginia Consumer Protection Act enables victims of consumer fraud to obtain compensation and attorney's fees in a variety of cases involving:

  • Undisclosed defects in houses and cars
  • Home improvement fraud
  • Failure to live up to the terms of a contract
  • Deceptive lending practices
  • Consumer credit fraud
  • Deceptive advertising
  • Mislabeled goods
  • Deceptive rental contracts
  • Other acts constituting consumer fraud

Have you already been a victim of consumer fraud? Do you want to investigate your rights and learn more about your ability to recover compensation in a legal claim? If so, you need to schedule a consultation with our firm to learn more.

You don't have to tolerate being misled by a company's product or service.

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Using the Law to Obtain Restitution

In addition to the Consumer Protection Act, there are other laws that offer protection for consumers who have been the victim of fraud or deceptive practices. Lemon laws, warranty laws, the West Virginia Consumer Goods Rental Protection Act and other statutes can be used to obtain restitution as well.

If you were defrauded, we will work to obtain compensation for you using all applicable laws. Our firm has the resources and knowledge needed to challenge corporations both inside and outside of West Virginia.

The process of recovery starts when our lawyers file suit on your behalf. We will follow up with a thorough investigation and legal effort to obtain restitution for you.

If Successful, Your Attorney Fees May Be Paid

In cases involving consumer fraud, West Virginia law provides that the plaintiff's attorney fees may be paid by a company found to have engaged in fraud. If we do not recover money for you, you will not owe a fee for legal services.

Our office will help you determine your rights with an initial and free consultation. This is your chance to get your questions answered and determine your next steps. If you think you have been a victim of consumer fraud, take action today and schedule your consultation.

West Virginia consumer fraud lawyers

Consumer fraud victims want to know that someone has their best interests in mind. If you’ve been defrauded, talk to a lawyer about your ability to file a legal claim to recover compensation and hold the company accountable.