Houston Lawyers Against Deceptive Trade Practices
Most people make multiple purchases in a week. The purchases can be large — an automobile insurance policy, for example. The purchases can also be relatively small — a gift certificate, for example. When businesses advertise a product or service and then fail to deliver on their part of the transaction, consumers can take legal action to assert their rights.
If you are a consumer who has been a victim of deceptive trade practices, price gouging or false representation, turn to the consumer rights lawyers at Manfred Sternberg & Associates. For more than 30 years, its Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act attorneys have protected the rights of consumers against businesses who have committed fraudulent acts against them.
The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
What is considered a deceptive trade practice? when a business or individual knowingly misleads consumers into purchasing a product. For example, a used auto salesman sells you a vehicle that you believe has low mileage. You find out later that the salesman had tampered with the odometer prior to selling the vehicle, making you believe the mileage was much lower than it actually is. Another example would be false advertising about a product or service.
The Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA) is a consumer protection law that was established to stop fraudulent or deceptive businesses from harming consumers. As a consumer who has been a victim of consumer fraud, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages under this law.
Our Houston lawyers hold businesses accountable when they have lied to, overcharged or otherwise wronged consumers in areas of:
- Real estate
- Construction defects
- Purchases of goods and services
- Insurance code violations
- Nursing home facilities and assisted living facilities
- Business opportunities
If you believe a business or individual had committed fraud or deceived you in purchasing a product or service, you're going to need an experienced deceptive trade practices attorney to help you with your situation. Manfred Sternberg & Associates is a full-service law firm in Houston, Texas. Attorneys have a practical approach to practicing law, are service-oriented, respect clients’ financial parameters with itemized billing and encourage negotiation over litigation.