Corporations and retailers that engage in corporate fraud against their consumers can be held financially responsible for any harmful outcomes. However, these companies often rely on the fact that most people do not pursue legal action when defrauded.
At Nicholson Revell LLP of Augusta, our consumer protection attorneys expose these deceptive practices and hold companies strictly accountable for their actions. Our practice has the resources and experience needed to challenge any offending business – from banks and mortgage brokers to utility and telecommunications companies
Our firm also protects all our clients against the most common of fraudulent practices, including:
When necessary, Our Augusta personal injury lawyers will consult forensic accountants and investigators in order to uncover over billing, fraudulently assessed fees, and patterns of misrepresentation through products and services. Our attorneys will evaluate every aspect of your case, discuss all available legal options, and help you recover the compensation, peace of mind, and security you deserve. Additionally, since corporate fraud can often affect more than one person, you may even have grounds for a joint consumer class-action lawsuit.
Fraud is a type of white-collar crime that involves deceiving someone for financial gain. For fraud to occur, four elements must be present: the accused party misrepresented the truth; the accused party knew that the information was false; the accused party intended the victim to believe the false information; and the victim suffered a loss due to the false information.
Corporate fraud refers to the intentional deception or dishonesty carried out by a company, its executives, or employees for financial gain. These crimes can have serious consequences, including hefty fines, possible jail time, and a damaged reputation. Companies and their executives have a responsibility to act with integrity and transparency, and any form of corporate fraud is a violation of this trust.
Several different types of corporate fraud crimes can be committed, including forgery, money laundering, and credit card fraud. Other forms of corporate fraud may include:
Corporate fraud can cause serious financial harm to victims, but outside of possible restitution, the criminal justice system does little to compensate victims for their losses. However, those who have been affected by fraud do have the right to file a lawsuit against the responsible corporation and recover damages for the losses that they suffered.
To file a lawsuit for corporate fraud in Georgia, you must be able to prove that the defendant engaged in fraudulent activity that caused your financial loss. The burden of proof rests on the plaintiff, meaning that you must provide evidence of the fraud and your damages. In these situations, you need an attorney on your side.
The Augusta corporate fraud lawyers at Nicholson Revell, LLP can help. Our firm is dedicated to securing justice for victims of white-collar crimes, and we can help you navigate the civil litigation process. Our attorneys can gather evidence, enlist the help of experts, and craft a compelling case for your right to compensation.
In order to build a more solid case against an offending company, the legal experts at Nicholson Revell LLP recommend retaining copies of any receipts, contracts, warranties, letters, e-mails, or other records you receive pertaining to your case. Making a record of your phone calls (including who you talked to and when) can also be important for exposing contradictory statements or policies on the part of a company or bank.
If you have suffered serious financial harm due to a company’s fraudulent actions, contact the corporate fraud lawyers at Nicholson Revell LLP today for your free legal consultation.
In a civil lawsuit, damages are monetary compensation awarded to help the plaintiff recover from any losses that he or she suffered. This compensation is separate from restitution, which is compensation ordered by the court in a criminal case.
You could recover many types of damages in a corporate fraud lawsuit, such as the following:
The amount of damages awarded in a corporate fraud lawsuit can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Working with a corporate fraud attorney can help ensure that all damages are properly documented and that you present the best possible case to recover maximum compensation.
In Georgia, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for corporate fraud is generally two years from the date of discovery of the fraud. This means that if you have suffered financial harm due to corporate fraud, you must file your lawsuit within two years of discovering the fraud or within two years of when the fraud should have been discovered with reasonable diligence.
If you wait too long to file your lawsuit, you may lose your right to seek compensation. That is why you should speak to a lawyer as soon as possible after discovering the fraud. An attorney from Nicholson Revell, LLP can help you understand your legal options and file your lawsuit within the appropriate time frame.
Corporations deserve to be held accountable for the harm that they inflict on others. If you have been the victim of corporate fraud, speak to an attorney at Nicholson Revell, LLP today. We have the resources and expertise needed to conduct thorough investigations, review financial records, and build a strong case on your behalf.
Contact us today at (706) 722-8784 to schedule your free case consultation and discuss your case with an August corporate fraud lawyer.