Do you need a consumer protection attorney? Summer is winding down. So are all those summer projects – new addition to the house, new fence, new bathroom, retaining wall, etc. And now that those projects are winding down, maybe you are realizing that the “great guy your friend’s friend used” maybe wasn’t all that great. But hey, you’re reasonable, so you called him up and calmly relayed your concerns. After all, you paid a lot of money, did your research and used a bonded and insured contractor, surely you can work this out. But he won’t return your calls. So now what?
Once telephone calls, emails and letters fail to get the results you need, its time to advance to the next step: hiring a competent and knowledgeable consumer protection attorney. A good consumer protection attorney can help you evaluate which of the many causes of action you may be able to pursue against the contractor. Additionally, a good consumer protection attorney can help you go after the contractor’s insurance company and bond, as well as their business and/or personal assets. Continue Reading →
We all would like to think that our insurance company is looking out for our best interests. Unfortunately, no matter the reason you are dealing with them, the insurance company’s main goal is to pay out as little as possible on any given claim. You may need an experienced lawyer to help you when dealing with an insurance company, whether it is your insurance company or someone else’s. Alan Green spent the first 7 years of his legal career working for some of the nation’s largest insurance companies, so he knows how things work behind the scenes and can use that knowledge to help you against those same insurance companies now that he has his own practice.
Just a reminder that through the end of May, Spokane attorney Alan Green is holding a clinic and providing families with a complete estate planning package for the special rate of only $495.00. Having your affairs in order is too important to you and your family to let this opportunity pass. Contact McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC to find out more about getting your will, trust for your minor children, durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney and health care directive in place now. Continue Reading →
57% of people in the United States do not have any sort of formal estate plan. 92% of adults between the ages of 18 and 35 do not even have a will. These people are leaving themselves and their families at risk.
Until May 31st, McNeice Wheeler Green, PLLC is conducting a special “clinic” and will be providing families with a complete estate planning package for a discounted flat fee. For $495.00, you and your spouse will both receive a will, including a simple testamentary trust for any minor children, a durable power of attorney, and a health care power of attorney/health care directive. Call today to find out more.
One of the areas I see the most in my consumer protection practice involves claims having to do with botched or abandoned jobs by contractors. These jobs range from small remodel or repair projects to full-scale renovation and remodeling of an entire house. Unfortunately, even when consumers do their due diligence and check references, licenses, bonds and insurance information, shady contractors can still look legitimate and get jobs with fast talk and low bids.
So, you got taken for a ride by a contractor. He has taken most of the money for the job, but left the work mostly unfinished – and what he has completed looks terrible and might even be dangerous. Maybe he has damaged your house or other personal property. Maybe you have even suffered personal injuries as a result of the contractor’s work. What do you do now? Continue Reading →