When you see an ad and buy a product, you expect it to work as promised. However, many companies out there will use unethical marketing tactics to make a profit. These negligent actions put thousands of consumers at risk, especially when they aren’t unaware of the hazards associated with using these products.
If you’ve sustained damages from a faulty product because of false advertising, you have the right to hold this company responsible for what happened to you.
Even if an ad looks visually appealing, it doesn’t mean that the advertiser is being truthful. You can file a false advertising claim if a company or seller:
- Explicitly makes false claims about their product
- Exaggerates a product’s size or dimensions
- Uses misleading images or color schemes to make the product look better than it is
- Falsely claims that a product contains a specific ingredient
- Uses deceptive pricing or descriptions to convince someone to buy
- Have a misleading warranty or guarantee
If you can provide concrete evidence that the defendant uses deceptive marketing practices, you should file your claim as soon as possible with the help of a professional attorney.
According to Section 350 of New York’s consumer protection law, deceptive advertising practices are illegal. If you were influenced by a defendant’s false advertising to buy a product, they can face a fine of $500 or pay for any medical treatment. Additionally, any company that knowingly used false advertising to sell its products may need to compensate the victim up to three times more than the total price of the damages.
Before you file your false advertising claim, you need to show how the company’s advertising was misleading and directly led to your injuries. Gathering valuable evidence including receipts, packaging, marketing material, or any interactions you’ve had with the seller will help build a case against the defendant.
You should also keep in mind that each state has a statute of limitations for different cases, and New York gives victims three years from the day they were injured to file a false advertising claim. If you wait past the deadline, your case may be dismissed.
False advertising can be incredibly damaging to those who use this product without knowing the truth. As a result of a business’s unethical actions, victims may suffer economic losses and physical injuries they may never recover from. Fortunately, the state protects consumers and allows them to hold these companies accountable. If you’ve been a victim of false advertising, our product liability lawyers can help you recover your damages. We can help you gather the evidence you need to win your case. Please contact us using our online form or call us at (866) 575-0433 if you have any questions or want to schedule your free consultation today.