Consumers are protected from unfair and deceptive trade practices under both state and federal law. Companies or businesses that intentionally mislead consumers about the nature of their services or products are subject to fines, penalties and liability for any harm suffered by consumers.
If you are a victim of an unfair or deceptive trade practice, the board-certified consumer protection attorneys at Kustoff & Phipps, L.L.P., in San Antonio, Texas, can assist you through all stages of a claim, including providing notice, presenting your demand and filing suit to collect damages.
Enacted in 1973, the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) was created to protect consumers from false, misleading, unfair and deceptive practices of businesses and the insurance industry. This includes false advertising, the sale of shoddy or dangerous products, misrepresentations of the terms and conditions of a contract or warranty, and the failure to live up to the terms of a warranty or other contracts. The law gives consumers the right to demand relief for even unintentional deception on the part of the seller.
The DTPA provides a remedy that allows a victim of deceptive trade practices to potentially recover economic damages, mental anguish damages, treble damages, costs, and attorneys fees. Successfully resolving DTPA cases requires aggressive and experienced lawyers. We have had success both mediating and litigating disputes involving the DTPA.
We offer a free initial consultation in which we can review your case and give you an honest assessment of a likely outcome. Call 210-614-9444 or use the contact form on this website to schedule a meeting.