The fraudulent misrepresentation lawyers in Nashville Tennessee at the Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. work with companies and individuals who have been victims of fraudulent misrepresentation. What is fraudulent misrepresentation? According to Cornell Law School, there are six elements to prove that someone has committed fraudulent misrepresentation. Fraudulent misrepresentation occurs when a person (1) makes a statement, representation, or warranty that (2) turns out to be false. The person making the representation must (3) either have known that the statement or representation was false or was making statements without any regard for the truth or reality. The individual making the false statement must make it with the intention that the other party (4) rely on the information. If another party (individual or company) (5) relies on the false statement and the (6) party suffers damages or losses as a result, the damaged party may have the right to pursue a case for false representation.
For example, if a car salesman tells you a car is in perfect working order, that is, like new, but knows that the car needs a new engine, then sells you the car at a price that would only be valid if the car had a working engine, you may be able to pursue the car salesman for a fraudulent misrepresentation claim. In this case, you may be able to recover the cost of the car, plus damages. Fraudulent misrepresentation cases can also apply to real estate deals, where the seller may not always disclose known defects or issues with a property or title, and then later the buyer encounters serious problems or suffers serious losses as a result of the seller’s failure to disclose major issues. For example, if you were sold a house and told that there were no issues with the property, but the owner knew the whole plumbing system needed to be replaced, you may be able to pursue a claim against the seller for fraudulent misrepresentation.
If you have suffered losses as a result of fraudulent misrepresentation, the Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr., a fraudulent misrepresentation law firm in Nashville Tennessee may be able to assist you. Our fraudulent misrepresentation lawyers can review the details of your case, review the terms of your contract, look at the promises and warranties made, and help you understand your rights. If you overpaid for something due to false claims or lies, you may have the right to seek damages under the law.
Types of Fraudulent Misrepresentation
Not all types of misrepresentation are fraudulent. There can be negligent misrepresentation, where a person’s negligence or failure to properly check the facts led to misrepresentation and therefore losses on the part of the party that relied on the information. There is also innocent misrepresentation, where a person made a false claim, but could not have possibly checked the facts, or was innocent to the inaccuracy of the statement. When seeking damages for fraudulent misrepresentation, a wronged party will often seek damages for fraudulent misrepresentation or negligent misrepresentation.
Have you suffered losses because you were lied to in a contract, or were told lies about goods, services, or real estate you were buying? If so, you may have the right to seek damages for fraudulent misrepresentation. Reach out to the Nashville Tennessee fraudulent misrepresentation attorneys at the Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. in Nashville, Tennessee today to learn more.
What Are Your Options if You’ve Been a Victim of Fraudulent Misrepresentation in Nashville, Tennessee?
If you’ve been a victim of fraudulent misrepresentation in Nashville, Tennessee, you may be able to pursue damages for losses you have suffered, or ask to void a contract if no losses have occurred. Some contracts may contain clauses to protect individuals or companies from fraudulent misrepresentation claims. This can occur in fields where there is a high risk of these claims being brought forth. For example, sometimes contracts contain clauses that make clear that a professional isn’t providing advice, or that the signing party should take responsibility for checking claims before acting. If you see such a clause in a contract, you may want to protect yourself either by following up, doing your research, or even deciding not to sign the contract. If you signed such a contract, it is important to understand that this may not necessarily stop you from making a fraudulent representation claim against the other party. While these clauses have sometimes stood up in court, they haven’t stood up in all cases, especially in cases where the clauses were put into a contract because the other party had a willful intent to commit fraud.
Having a strong fraudulent representation lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee on your side can make an immense difference in the outcome of your case. The Law Office of George R. Fusner, Jr. is a fraudulent misrepresentation law firm in Nashville, Tennessee that may be able to assist you. Our lawyers can review all contracts, assist you with your case, and pursue your claims for damages to the fullest extent of the law possible. Reach out to our fraudulent misrepresentation lawyers today to learn more.