Consumer Fraud/Consumer Protection Attorney in Philadelphia
Protecting Your Rights When Things Go Wrong
Consumer fraud is all too common — and it often happens when you least expect it. No one expects to pay for a product or service only to find that they’ve been taken advantage of by the company. Whether you were deceived by a misleading advertisement, a false promise, or an omission, it’s crucial to hold a business accountable for their wrongful conduct and your monetary losses.
The Law Office of Ying Zhou, PLLC is committed to fighting for the rights of consumers who have been taken advantage of by unscrupulous manufacturers, businesses, and other entities — and strives to obtain the justice they deserve. An untiring counselor who doesn’t stop until she has achieved justice, Attorney Zhou doesn’t hesitate to take on large corporations that have caused financial harm to her clients.
Experienced Counsel Working to Obtain Justice for Consumers
Being subjected to a predatory scheme or marketplace abuse by a dishonest corporation can have a significant financial impact on you and your family. Although there are state and federal statutes in place to protect consumers from deceptive practices, certain companies and financial institutions circumvent these regulations or blatantly disregard the law. Depending on the circumstances, this can not only result in monetary loss for a consumer, but it may also have serious long-term consequences such as damaging their credit score.
Attorney Zhou handles a broad scope of consumer fraud cases, including those related to the following matters:
- Bank fraud
- Predatory lending
- Financial exploitations
- Breach of contract matters
- Breach of warranty claims
- Service contract breach
- Misleading advertisements
- Vacation contract fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Mishandled account matters
- Auto dealership fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Loan consolidation and credit reporting issues
- Lemon law claims
- Vehicle warranty issues
A fierce advocate for those who have been victimized by creditors, corporations, and deceitful companies, Attorney Ying Zhou knows the consumer protection laws inside and out. She is also aware of the tactics often used to defraud the unsuspecting and utilizes her insight to fight back for those who have been wronged. Skillfully representing clients throughout the greater Philadelphia area who have been mistreated and misled by businesses, Attorney Zhou works relentlessly to obtain the settlement or verdict to which they’re entitled.
Fighting for Your Legal Rights as a Consumer
Depending upon the specific facts and circumstances of your case, there are a number of consumer protection laws in the Commonwealth that may be applicable to help you recover your losses. Pennsylvania has various statutes in place — such as the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law — that are meant to shield consumers from bait and switch tactics and other deceptive trade practices in various industries. There are also regulations related to identity theft, false advertising, telemarketing schemes, and many other forms of consumer fraud.
In many instances involving consumer fraud, the entity may be prosecuted for their unlawful actions in criminal court. In some cases, the Attorney General’s Office might also pursue the matter. But while these processes can be instrumental in holding the company accountable for wrongdoing, you will still need to pursue a claim in civil court to recover the monetary damages you suffered.
Under Pennsylvania law, a wide range of remedies may be available to consumers who have been wronged as a result of an unfair trade practice. In addition to recovering your actual monetary damages, treble damages up to three times the amount of the actual damages sustained may be awarded if the actions of the business were particularly egregious. Consumers may also recover reasonable attorney fees at the court’s discretion.
When clients are represented by the Law Office of Ying Zhou, they can be confident in knowing that they have legal counsel by their side who will pursue the maximum compensation on their behalf. Attorney Zhou understands how frustrating it is to pay value for a product or service only to get less than what you’ve expected. Having represented individuals against large companies on countless occasions, she has a successful track record of obtaining positive results in her clients’ cases.
Contact a Dedicated Philadelphia Consumer Protection Attorney
If you were deceived by a company that implemented misleading business practices, a committed consumer protection attorney can help ensure you obtain the maximum monetary recovery you’re legally entitled. The Law Office of Ying Zhou, PLLC has been serving the legal needs of consumers who have fallen victim to fraud in Philadelphia and the surrounding area for more than 20 years. Call (215) 477-1888 to schedule a consultation with Attorney Zhou to learn about your legal rights and options.