LINDEN, N.J., Oct. 18, 2012 -- Jeffrey J. Chornoboy, New Jersey Counselor at Law, announces the launch of his new website, www.NJCounseloratLaw.com. As a former Assistant Union County Prosecutor and an attorney with over thirty years of experience, Jeffrey J. Chornoboy has accumulated a diversified legal background in both civil and criminal law. He operates a full-service, New Jersey law firm with a reputation for providing the highest quality legal services to corporate and individual clients.
Areas of Legal Practice
? Consumer Fraud
? Product Liability
? Criminal Defense
? Real Estate Closings
? Personal Injury Cases
? Premises Liability
? Commercial Collections
? Animal Attacks
? Automobile Accidents
? Landlord/Tenant Law
? General Litigation
? Wills and Estates
New Jersey Legal Practice Specialty: Consumer Fraud
Many unsuspecting homeowners have been the victims of unscrupulous contractors who have taken thousands of dollars from individuals in up-front payments and never completed the job.
Many people are not aware that the Consumer Fraud Act has established a means to seek protection and damages from those who have abused the consumer's rights through unconscionable commercial practices and unlawful acts which include deception, fraud, false pretenses, false promises, misrepresentation, or the knowing concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact with intent. It was designed to present deception, fraud or falsity whether by acts of commission or omission in the advertisement and sale of merchandise and real estate.
The Consumer Fraud Act protects consumers even when contractors act in good faith.
Consumer fraud may also result from technical violations such as the failure to obtain permits or from more obvious egregious acts by the vendor or contractor. Many times the consumer is unaware of any wrongdoing until he consults an attorney. The consumer's best source for information when dealing with a potential circumstance involving consumer fraud is an attorney, not another contractor.
Consumer Fraud in 2011
Consumers in the State of New Jersey logged more complaints about faulty, poor or fraudulent home improvement work than anything else in 2011, according to the state Division of Consumer Affairs. The division reported receiving 937 complaints about home improvement work in 2011 alone. Among other complaints filed were 778 complaints about motor vehicles and 243 complaints related to credit card and debt collection.
5 Signs of a Potential Home Improvement Scam
These are the 5 signs of a possible home improvement fraud:
1. Failure to provide proof of insurance.
2. Failure by home improvement contractor to display his registration number on all advertisements, business documents and contracts.
3. Beginning work before obtaining permits from the municipality.
4. Deliver materials, begin work, or use any similar tactic to unduly pressure a buyer into a home improvement contract.
5. Fail to state in the contract the dates or time period on or within which the work is to begin and be completed by contractor.
If you believe that you have been a victim of consumer fraud, please contact Jeffrey J. Chornoboy at 908.486.0120 to discuss your situation.
CONTACT: Jeffrey J. Chornoboy, Esq.
Law Offices of Jeffrey J. Chornoboy
Fax number: 908.486.0211
About Jeffrey Chornoboy
As a former Assistant Union County Prosecutor, Jeffrey Chornoboy's legal representation extends almost thirty years. Whether it's commercial litigation, consumer fraud, injuries from an automobile accident, premises liability, product liability, criminal prosecution, or an appearance in Municipal Court, the entire staff will accommodate your needs. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College and his law degree from the University of Toledo. The office is located at 930 N Wood Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036, and the business telephone is 908.486.0120. For more information go to: www.NJCounseloratLaw.com.
SOURCE Law Office of Jeffrey Chornoboy