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Office: 817.275.4100
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Arlington, Texas 76006
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Consumer Protection & Fraud Lawyers: Empowering Consumer Rights Against Businesses & Creditors

Commerce can at times, become routine. Most people engage in several consumer transactions each day, and without a second thought. That is, until your good faith is taken advantage of by bad businesses engaging in misleading or deceptive trade practices, leaving you out to dry. Some companies knowingly deliver their customers defective or harmful products. Others take illegal actions to collect on debts. Fighting them alone can be an exercise in frustration.

Federal and Texas consumer protection laws, including the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), give victims of bad business the opportunity to restore their damages, and hold the business accountable. However, businesses typically have attorneys backing them, hiding their unfair trade practices behind fine print. A call to the Texas Attorney General may not be enough. Most companies don't concede their wrong doings without a big fight: especially if their business model depends on it.

Jim Ross & Associates has litigation attorneys experienced in consumer fraud, product liability, and debtor-creditor disputes. We defend our clients consumer rights and become passionate advocates of their interests. If you've been taken advantage of in a consumer transaction, call us at 817-275-4100 to schedule a free consultation.

DTPA: The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act

The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) is one of the most powerful consumer protection laws in nation. The law is intended to deter fraudulent or deceptive businesses from victimizing consumers. The Texas DTPA and consumer law protects consumers in many types of transactions including:

  • Real estate, land and home purchases
  • Rental property
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Commercial property leases
  • Construction defects
  • Purchase of goods and services
  • Investments and business opportunities
  • Lender liability
  • Auto purchase and repair
  • Insurance code violation

Fair Debt Collection Act & Illegal Debt Collection Tactics

Even before the credit crunch, debt collection agencies have taken to unfair and even illegal debt collection tactics. Collectors purchase debt for pennies on the dollar, just betting they can convince--or bully--you into payment. But how is a debtor to pay with money he or she just simply doesn't have? The good news is there are laws that protect debtors from aggressive debt collectors. Under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) you have rights as a debtor.

Visit the FTC website, which briefly outlines your rights as a debtor. However, this may not the extent of your rights. If you're unable to pay your bills, and you're on the receiving end of aggressive or harassing calls from debt collectors, call Jim Ross & Associates at 817-275-4100 to schedule a free legal consultation.

Texas Lemon Laws Protect New Car Buyers

Have you purchased a new car that's been chronically in and out of the shop, giving you nothing but breakdowns and headaches? Even if your car repairs are covered by a manufacturer's warranty, the inconveniences and expenses of buying a "lemon" add up fast. Buying a car shouldn't be a headache. Texas lemon laws, and the federal lemon law (the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) are designed protect consumers. You may be entitled to a replacement vehicle and compensation for your inconvenience, including legal fees.

Can I Pursue my Claim Without a Lemon Law Attorney?

Sometimes clients ask us whether they can pursue their claim without a lemon law attorney. Of course, if you feel up for it. That said, you may be in for an extended battle and paperwork further inconveniencing you. The good news is that Texas lemon laws allow attorneys to to handle cases on their clients behalf, and pursue compensation for their fees from the car manufacturer.

Put an end to the headache and hassle, and let us defend your consumer rights. Before you agree to any offer from car manufacturers, call our law office at 817-275-4100 to schedule a free consultation.

"With a powerful advocate in your corner, a bad business will change its tune."
- Jim Ross

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