Kansas City Consumer Protection Lawyers
Upholding Consumers’ Rights in Missouri & Kansas
In today’s modern and vast economy, it isn’t rare for a consumer to fall victim to a bank, debt collector, salesperson, or another business or individual that takes advantage of someone by engaging in deception or fraud. Online scams, defective products, identity theft, and many more potential threats await consumers on a daily basis, and even the safest and most savvy of consumers can be at risk.
At Wood Ikram Law Firm, our Kansas City consumer protection lawyers uphold consumers’ rights to fair business practices. If you have been a victim of scams, robocalls, fraud, or experienced another infringement of your rights as a consumer, do not wait to get legal advice. Our legal team is available to listen to the details of your case and provide you with honest and effective guidance on how to resolve it. We offer free consultations to all prospective clients, so please feel free to call us to discuss your case—no fee or obligation required!
What Is Consumer Protection?
Consumer protection falls under consumer rights law, which allows consumers to fight back against unfair and deceptive business practices. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which was created by the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA) of 1914, protects consumers on a national level. Most states provide their own relevant laws and protections as well.
Consumers in the Kansas City area are protected under laws such as the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. The MMPA protects consumers who have suffered financial losses due to actions prohibited by law, which are namely deceptive business practices and fraud. Under this law, affected consumers can receive compensation to cover their losses as well as other relevant expenses such as their attorney’s fees or punitive damages.
To learn whether you are eligible to obtain compensation by filing a consumer protection claim, consult with a lawyer about your rights.
Types of Consumer Protection Cases We Handle
While consumers hope they’re doing business with ethical businesses and receiving safe and high-quality products and services for what they paid, there are never any guarantees. Every time you sign a contract, buy a product, or subscribe to a service, you are at risk of encountering a situation in which you need an experienced consumer protection attorney to help you get out of.
We can assist you with consumer protection legal issues regarding:
- Credit report mistakes
- Debt collector harassment
- Fraud (insurance, construction, etc.)
- Junk faxes
- Spam text
- And more
Take Action by Calling Wood Ikram Law Firm Today
Though no company or individual should be able to get away with taking advantage of consumers, this scenario happens every day in Missouri and Kansas. If you’ve found yourself such a victim, it can be difficult to figure out what to do without making the situation worse. Though understanding opportunities for recourse on your own is a challenge, consulting with a consumer protection attorney in your area can help you better understand your choices going forward.
There are two main ways to act when you believe your consumer rights have been taken advantage of:
- Contact your local government consumer protection offices to file a report
- File a civil claim for damages with the help of an experienced Kansas City consumer protection lawyer
Choosing to take legal action can be daunting, but by allowing an attorney to handle your claim you can win compensation (damages) to cover any losses you’ve suffered. A lawyer can help you determine whether your situation would benefit from taking legal action, gather evidence to support your claim, and stand up for your rights on your behalf, both at the negotiation table and in the courtroom.
Enlisting the help of an aggressive legal team can make a major difference when pursuing a consumer protection claim. Consumer protection attorneys Randell K. Wood and J. Lindsey Ikram at Wood Ikram Law Firm possess a deep understanding of the many facets of state and federal consumer rights law that can be used to your advantage.
Speaking with a lawyer as soon as possible can provide you a comprehensive understanding of what to expect should your case move forward, as well as what rights and responsibilities you will have during your case as it goes through the Missouri courts. You should never hesitate to request legal help, as this could be an important first step toward recovering just compensation when someone has engaged in consumer fraud. If you believe you have recently been the victim of a deceptive or an unfair act after purchasing goods or services, we believe it is worth your time to set up a complimentary consultation with an experienced Kansas City consumer protection lawyer right away.
Contact us now to book your free, no-obligation legal consultation with an attorney.