Few things boil a businessperson’s blood as does fraud. A company owner expects those he deals with to act in good faith and to be honest throughout the transactional process. You then make business plans based on the assurances of others. There are, however, people in the business world who think the way to get ahead is by being less than honest. Such conduct can drain a business of precious resources which it cannot afford to lose. If you own a company in the Dallas, Texas area then you should seek legal assistance after fraud occurs. Our attorneys handle such matters and are able to render assistance.
Dallas lawyers offering assistance when a small business owner has been defrauded
Fraud occurs when another makes a false or misleading statement or acts with the intention of luring you into a transaction. If you enter into such a transaction, and would not have done so otherwise, then the other person can be liable for damages you suffer as a result. While the idea of fraud may seem simple, there are several aspects to this area of law which become murky. Examples of common issues include:
- Whether the fraud is what actually caused the person to enter into the transaction
- The extent to which one has actually been damaged due to the fraud
- Whether the defrauding party acted with intent at the time
- Whether it was reasonable for the person claiming fraud to have relied on the representation
Remedies for fraud can include financial damages as well as punitive damages in some instances. If your business has been a victim of fraud then you should seek legal representation immediately.
Our Dallas lawyers regularly assist businesses which have been the victim of fraud. At your initial consultation we will quickly gain an understanding of what has occurred and, if you have been wronged, we will immediately demand payment from the other side. If necessary we will file a lawsuit in state or federal court and request an injunction freezing the other party’s assets. We will use the discovery process to collect necessary records and will aggressively represent you at trial. We will be in regular communication with you throughout the process. Contact our attorneys today. We also service Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Denton, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Center, Texas.
Lawyers assisting Dallas, Texas businesses with other issues which typically accompany fraud
Fraud seldom happens in a vacuum. Lawsuits involving fraud typically involve other business law matters such as shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, theft, breach of contract, and the breach of fiduciary duty. Our lawyers are able to assist in each of these areas. Price L. Johnson is a certified public accountant as well as an attorney. This background, along with our firm’s collaborative approach to problem solving, allows us to approach business related legal issues with an insight that many other firms lack. We make the law our business so you can focus on the important task of running your business. We are ready to assist you so that your business may get back on track. Contact our Dallas, Texas office today to schedule an initial consultation.