California has some of the strongest consumer protection laws in the entire country. It is important for consumers to understand their legal rights in order to enforce them. Protecting your legal rights also holds companies accountable for their actions to protect others from suffering the same losses. The San Francisco consumer law attorneys at Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP are here to answer all your questions about California consumer law. There are many different consumer protection laws that protect consumers from a wide range of violations. Learn more about the many types of legal protection you have as a consumer.
Consumer protection laws are in place to ensure that consumers are not harmed by unscrupulous sales tactics. Lemon Laws are a common example of consumer protection. In order to protect buyers from spending lots of money on a bad vehicle, Lemon Laws require auto manufacturers to repair or replace a vehicle once it has proven to be a lemon. Consumers can also return the vehicle for a full refund of any costs they have already paid toward the vehicle. Lemon Laws, therefore, encourage manufacturers to make safe vehicles that do not require constant repairs for major safety hazards. This is just one example of a consumer protection law. There are many other laws that protect consumers from other various types of harm.
Here are a few examples of the many consumer protection cases we handle here at Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP:
A single case could involve multiple consumer protection claims. Imagine, for example, that you got a great price on a new phone, and entered into a contract with a new carrier. The contract has boilerplate language that forces you to arbitrate any claims against the carrier. Once you make the purchase, the carrier adds on many new fees that were not disclosed in the ad for the phone. You also find out that they sold your credit information after running a credit check to qualify you for new service. In this case, you would have a claim for false advertising of the price of the phone. The carrier also tried to enforce an unlawful contract term to force you to arbitrate your claims – even those that are subject to credit protection laws, and are not just a contractual dispute. Finally, you also have claims under state and federal fair credit laws for the unlawful use of your personal financial information. All of these claims entitle you to compensation for the losses you have suffered due to the carrier’s legal violations.
At Olivier Schreiber & Chao LLP, we work hard to protect consumer rights. Our experienced San Francisco attorneys have years of experience handling all types of consumer protection claims. Call (415) 484-0980 or visit our website to schedule your consultation as soon as possible. The sooner you have an experienced consumer protection lawyer fighting on your side, the better protected your legal rights will be.
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