Articles Posted in Consumer Attorneys

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For several years we have sent out every Thursday (except when I am running late!) a free email newsletter where we talk about suing collection agencies, defending against collection lawsuits, correcting errors on your credit reports, fighting wrongful foreclosures, protecting against identity theft, and other consumer issues.

We call it “Consumer Power” as our intention is to give you knowledge and to give you encouragement to take action. Knowledge plus action is truly power and we want to empower consumers.

We have now set up a website, ConsumerPowerNewsletter.com, where we have all of the back issues. Usually a day or so after we put out our weekly newsletter, we will have the new issue up.

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Clients often have a lot of fears about depositions and we understand this because it is a new and sometimes strange process.

We ask our clients as we prepare them for depositions “What are your fears or concerns about giving a deposition in your case?”

One comment we hear is that they are afraid that they will be tricked because they will be alone with the other lawyer in the conference room where the deposition is taking place.

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Investopedia.com has posted an article that gives a good outline of consumer laws that you need to be familiar with to protect yourself.

– Warranties and Service Contracts:

Almost every piece of merchandise you can buy comes with some kind of warranty that basically gurantees it will work as described. Two types of warranties are included: the express warranty and the implied warranty. The express warranty comes directly from the seller and can be written and included with the item, oral, or seen in an advertisement and guarantees the item, whether purchased new or used, will function correctly for a given amount of time.

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The Indiana Consumer Lawyer Blog has posted an article that provides some tips on being an effective consumer lawyer.

One of the most important things you can do as a consumer attorney is to listen to your client and then fully answer and explain their questions or concerns. Robert Duff, the writer of the article, compares this to going to see a doctor. If you were injured and told you had to have surgery, you would certainly want the doctor to thoroughly explain how surgery would repair the injury and what recovery time would be like. You would want the doctor to take his time with you and understand that your injury has hugely impacted your life and you wouldn’t be there talking to him if you didn’t need his expertise.

The same is true for attorneys and their clients. People come to attorneys when they have a problem dominating their lives, such as with an abusive debt collector, been sued by a debt collector, have credit report problems or a multitude of other reasons. They want and need a complete explanation for the solution to their problem.

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We are often asked questions such as “Why are you guys consumer protection lawyers” or “what is a consumer protection attorney” and we wrote an article on our website to help answer these types of questions. We hope it is helpful to you and let us know if you have any questions – either contact us through our website or call us at 205-879-2447.

Also remember you are invited to our free tele seminar on Alabama Wrongful Foreclosures set for January 19, 2010, at 4 pm CST.

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Our good friend Mike Lindsey has been appearing live on the local sports radio station with Jay Barker, Al Del Greco and Tony Curry in the mornings on WJOX program, The Opening Drive, informing Alabama consumers of their rights against debt collectors and credit reporting agencies. This is valuable information, especially in this time of financial crisis.

As times have gotten tougher, the debt collectors and debt industry have gotten more aggressive in collecting debt, often violating the law. We are hearing more and more stories about debt collectors contacting family members, neighbors and co-workers.

We have worked with Mike and are glad to see he his helping to get the word out. To learn more about Mike and his practice you can go to his website.

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