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As a consumer, you may find your legal rights under attack on various fronts. Sometimes, bad business practices can cross the line to illegal under various federal and state laws. As a consumer, you have two primary interests:

  • To reverse the effects of the illegal business practice or stop it from happening
  • To get financial compensation for the ordeal that the business has put you through

Companies Do Not Always Respond to Consumers

Businesses do not always respond when you try to have a rational conversation with them about what they are doing. As a consumer, you may not know your legal rights. The solution is to hire a consumer protection attorney. They can represent you in both dealing with the business and when you file a lawsuit for the illegal practice.

When you come to the table with an experienced consumer protection lawyer, companies will learn really quickly that they are not above the law and that they should take you seriously.

Consumer Protection Laws That Help You

Consumer protection is about more than just what you buy. Of course, Mississippi law prohibits deceptive and unfair business practices. However, the state does not have the strongest laws on the books that allow consumers to take action against businesses. Nonetheless, you can take legal action when a business has defrauded you or sold you goods that violated express or implied warranties. One example is the Mississippi lemon law which requires a dealer to replace or buy back a car that does not live up to express warranties after three attempts to fix it in one year.

In addition, there are numerous federal consumer protection laws that protect you in various situations. Even when you are not buying anything at a store, you may still be considered a consumer for purposes of laws that govern credit. For example, the Fair Credit Reporting Act requires accurate credit reporting and restricts the permissible purpose of your credit history. The Truth in Lending Act prohibits hidden fees and false statements when you are borrowing money.

When there is a profit motive, businesses can cut corners or use abusive practices. For example, debt collectors can harass you, calling you at all hours of the day and night to try to collect on a debt. Creditors may report old debts on your report and damage your score. Both of these can harm you financially and even physically.

Damages in a Consumer Protection Lawsuit

You can file a lawsuit against businesses under numerous laws. Many of these statutes provide similar types of relief. In many consumer protection lawsuits, you may be able to get the following types of damages:

  • Statutory damages – For example, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act allows for you to receive $500 per violation and $1500 for knowing violations.
  • Consequential damages – If the violation costs you money, you can recover it in a lawsuit (such as having to rent a new apartment because you lost a potential lease over inaccurate information on your credit report).
  • Emotional distress – When you are being harassed or your credit misused, it may cause you physical and emotional distress.
  • Punitive damages – Depending on how bad the defendant’s conduct was, a jury may hit them with a punitive damages verdict.

These big businesses have lawyers of their own. Oftentimes, these are expensive and high-powered attorneys whose job is to help explain away clearly illegal conduct or to minimize their legal exposure. You should have an attorney who believes passionately in justice for consumers and knows how to stand up to large companies. Many consumer protection cases become large litigation because you are one of many consumers that the business is mistreating. We have experience pursuing justice against some of the nation’s biggest companies.

Call a Mississippi Consumer Protection Lawyer Today

You do not have to tolerate it when a company is breaking the law at your expense. Ware Law Firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers throughout Mississippi, and we are here for you when you need us. If you think that your rights as a consumer are being violated, contact us to discuss your case.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s Face It — You Have Questions.
How do I know that a business is breaking the law?

When abusive business practices feel wrong, you should contact an attorney to see if they are illegal and whether you can act.

Do I have to file a lawsuit to get relief?

You can speak and negotiate with the business to resolve the matter, but you should also consider whether you want compensation and to put a stop to illegal practices.

Why do I need a Consumer Protection Lawyer?

Businesses know the law, and they are trying to stay one step ahead of it. Their methods are always evolving, meaning you need legal help.

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