If you’ve ordered a SquareTrade Protection Plan from Amazon, you’re probably wondering, “What do I do now?” How do I file a claim? What are the steps to take in order to recover my damages? The answers to these questions are detailed below.
Square Trade Protection Plan Lawsuit
First, if you have received a complaint or you think you have been the victim of fraud, you must first notify the company. You must not sign any additional Squaretrade orders or any request for more protection plans. Once you have done this, you can then pursue the matter through the courts. Make sure that you know the address of the attorney general in the state in which the case will be filed. Contact the Attorney General’s office and ask them if they have any further information on the suit. In some cases, you may be required to appear personally before an administrative law judge.
If you haven’t received any notification about the lawsuit, you should still act quickly.
Protect yourself by completing the claims form that you received with the company, including the basic claim itself and any attachments (e.g., receipts, bills). If you received an Allstate protection plan, you should review the document carefully and look for anything that seems to violate normal use or consumer protection laws. Review all applicable regulations, which may include: the minimum warranty, consumer protection, consumer reporting, and fraud.
If you feel that your claim is valid because your SquareTrade product did fall within one of the above guidelines, you should still follow normal use rules.
Review all warranty and policy documents. Make sure that the warranty does not expire until your date of purchase. Review and reinstate any policies regarding extended warranties, accidental damage, etc. If you didn’t receive any such documents, contact the company and find out what you need to do to submit your claim.
If your claim was rejected, there are a few options available to you. You can hire a lawyer.
This is probably the best course of action for most people. An attorney who specializes in consumer protection cases will be able to tell you what your chances of success are, as well as what your odds of winning are. A lawyer can also tell you what your rights are as well, such as whether or not you have a case against Square Trade. If you received an Allstate protection plan, your complaint describes a defect that falls under the normal use guidelines of consumer protection laws, and this is enough for your attorney to file your complaint.
The other option is to file a class-action lawsuit against Square Trade.
If your complaint describes a defective or dangerous device, and if you have been a victim of such a device, you may be eligible to join a class-action lawsuit as a plaintiff. Class-action lawsuits allow more than one plaintiff to file suits on behalf of the injured party.
If you belong to a class of individuals who have been severely harmed by Square Trade’s defective or dangerous products, you should talk to an attorney about your rights and options regarding the company’s products and services.