Consumer rights attorneys are not just for consumer fraud cases. Although state and federal law provide general protections against fraudulent practices by businesses for consumers, there is a lot of gray area and hiring an attorney or specifically a consumer rights attorney
can make sure your case is presented in the most time efficient and compelling manner possible. Lawyers in the consumer rights field will be experienced with issues like false advertising, price rigging, charging for services or products that were not provided, bait and switch marketing and non-disclosure of manipulative bookkeeping practices among other types of deceptive practices that some corporations use to defraud their victims.
If you feel that you have been a victim of consumer fraud or feel that a business is dealing unfairly with you and other consumers you might have the grounds to initiate or join an existing class action lawsuit but generally speaking you are better off hiring your own lawyer with experience in the consumer protection area of law to represent your individual case. A lot of the monetary award of a class action lawsuit goes to the lawyers and very little goes to the consumers participating in the class action lawsuit so you should consider hiring your own lawyer in these types of cases if the monetary rewards can justify it.