Consumer Protection Attorney in Houston, Texas
Here to Protect Your Rights & Your Business
If you believe your business has been deceived by another company in the Houston, Texas area, don’t let dishonesty win. I'm a consumer protection attorney who knows business law inside and out. I want to help you seek justice so that instances like yours will happen less frequently in the future. Give me a call at The Law Offices of Martin Thomas PLLC today to schedule a free case consultation.
Consumer protection laws help protect businesses from deception when they purchase a product or service from another business; if they do end up getting deceived, then there are legal actions to take to hold the responsible party accountable. With businesses themselves being prominent consumers, these protective laws are in place to safeguard not only everyday shoppers but companies (with less than $25 million in assets) as well.
My business-to-business breach of contract and business litigation practice is dedicated to helping businesses grow. When you come to me for representation as a business owner, you can trust that I'll handle your case with diligence as well as educate you on the federal and state laws surrounding your issue.
Texas Consumer Protection Laws
If you’re a business owner in Texas, it’s crucial that you understand both the federal and state laws surrounding consumer protection as they apply to your business. Texas Business and Commerce Code Chapter 17: Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act (DTPA) touches on a variety of possible misleading business and dishonest sale situations, including:
Unconscionable Conduct — when a seller takes advantage of consumers' lack of knowledge, ability, experience, or capacity to an unfair degree.
Breaches of Warranties
False, Misleading, or Deceptive Acts
When it comes down to it, businesses can't provide misinformation about their products or services in any form. Say your business relies on a vehicle for transportation or delivery services. To keep up with necessary maintenance, you take it to your area mechanic. They perform a routine oil change and tell you your vehicle is ready to go, but they forgot to place the oil cap back on — resulting in an engine explosion. While this act was likely unintentional, the deceptive exchange about the quality of their service performed counts as a DTPA violation and, thus, lays the foundation for a lawsuit. I've helped both businesses and families recover damages in consumer protection cases like this, and I'm ready to represent you.
Remedies for Consumers
If you're a consumer who's been swindled or lied to by another business, I can help you take legal action. When a suit is filed under DTPA, you should ask for all of the damages incurred as a result of whatever deceptive trade practice. If your suit prevails, you may obtain the following remedies:
Actual Damages — also known as compensatory damages, these cover all of the economic and non-economic losses the non-breaching party incurred due to the breaching party's violation of the contract.
Economic Damages — compensation for monetary losses such as loss of past and future earnings, loss of use of property, costs of repair or replacement, attorney costs, the economic value of domestic services, and loss of employment or business opportunities.
Mental Anguish Damages — compensation for any instances of mental suffering, including distress, anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma.
Treble Damages — additional compensation of up to three times the amount of economic and/or mental anguish damages if the defendant acted knowingly or intentionally.
Build a Reputable Business with My Help
Take the first step towards expanding your business and call me today. If you wish to grow a thriving business, it’s no secret that customers must trust you and your employees. Don’t take any shortcuts that could hinder your business’s reputation. Through my Houston, Texas law practice, I provide a variety of business law and litigation services and I tailor them to each client’s specific needs.
Because consumer protection cases cover a lot of different, complex scenarios, it’s important that you turn to a qualified lawyer for reliable advice when you’re planning a business or drawing up any contracts or warranties for your products. And, it’s especially crucial to seek representation when a DTPA consumer complaint comes your way. I’m proud to offer my consumer protection counsel to business owners throughout Houston, Sugar Land, Richmond, Galveston, Conroe, Katy, and Brazoria County, Texas.
Partner with a Knowledgeable Business Litigation & Contracts Attorney
Contracts and warranties have the power to legally bind consumers and business entities together. As a breach of contract lawyer, I have a passion for holding deceptive parties responsible for their actions when they don’t follow through with their end of a deal. If you’re a business owner in the Greater Houston area who’s experienced an unfair or shady transaction, I’m the skilled attorney you want to represent you.
When it comes to matters as important as the credibility of your business, you deserve to work with a reliable attorney who can simplify legal processes and help guide you toward a solution that suits your individual needs. Contact my Houston, Texas firm to learn more about consumer protection laws. I’m always happy to answer questions and discuss how I can help you or your business in any breach of contract situation.
Call my law office today or set up a free meeting with me where we can go over the details of your case and map out your options for moving forward.
The Law Offices of Martin Thomas, PLLC
At The Law Offices of Martin Thomas, PLLC, I seek to apply my breach of contract and business litigation knowledge to help businesses throughout Houston, Texas achieve their objectives. If you’re a small business owner and seeking legal representation, I’m here to provide my unwavering support through the ups and the downs of growing your business. Enlist my counsel today.