Need Help With a Consumer Product or Related Matter?
Consumer laws protect the public from unfair, deceptive, and predatory business practices, including false advertising, unsafe products, and scams. You might want to consider talking to a consumer law attorney if:
Both state and federal laws regulate consumer matters. An experienced consumer law attorney will be able to explain the relevant law to you and how it applies to your situation. By talking with an attorney, you can get answers to your questions, learn about your options, and figure out the best way to exercise your legal rights.
Looking for a Lawyer?
At Lawyers.com, you’ll find a user-friendly search tool that allows you to tailor results by area of law and geography. You can also search for attorneys by name. Attorney profiles prominently display contact information, list topics of expertise, and show ratings—by both clients and other legal professionals.
Ready to Meet With a Lawyer?
Before hiring a lawyer or law firm, make sure to speak directly—preferably in person—to the attorney who will be primarily responsible for handling your case. Consider bringing to the conversation a list of questions and any documentation related to your case. Remember that you don’t need to hire the first lawyer you consult and that, first and foremost, you want a lawyer you trust.
What to Ask a Lawyer
When gathering your thoughts and documents, think about what you’ll want to ask the lawyer. Consider including on your list questions about:
- you bought a vehicle you think is a “lemon”
- you’re a victim of identity theft or inaccurate credit reporting
- you have a warranty issue with a product you bought
- you want to put a stop to debt collection harassment, or
- you have some other situation where you’ve been deceived or harmed as a consumer.
- the lawyer’s experience with cases like yours
- who else will work on your case
- whether arbitration, mediation, or litigation is appropriate for your situation
- attorneys’ fees and other expenses related to the case (including how the cost might increase as the case moves to other stages, like a trial), and
- the lawyer’s initial impressions of your case and options.