When you invest money with a brokerage firm, the expectation is that your investment is in good hands. If you sustain significant losses to your investment, you may be wondering who is to blame and if you can recover damages. In certain circumstances, an experienced investment fraud lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against your broker and brokerage firm if there is evidence of wrongdoing.
At Meyer Wilson, we have a long history of helping investors pursue compensation when misconduct by a broker or brokerage firm leads to financial losses. With 75+ years of combined experience, we know how to build an investment fraud case and get you the money you need. Get in touch today to schedule a free consultation with one of our investment fraud lawyers.
When Can You Sue After Losing Money You Invested?
After investing money with a broker or brokerage firm and suffering financial losses, your right to file a lawsuit will depend on the circumstances of your case. The loss of your investment in and of itself does not qualify you to file a legal claim. However, if your losses were the result of fraud, negligence or other misconduct, you may be able to pursue legal action.
An experienced investment fraud attorney can help you identify whether foul play was the cause of your losses. Investment fraud can take many forms, and without the experience of a legal professional, determining whether fraud, neglect, natural fluctuations in the market, or unforeseeable events led to your accident can be a challenge.
If you suspect fraud in your case, you can consult this checklist of investment fraud red flags provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to see if anything sounds familiar. If fraud seems likely, contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to get started on your case.
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What an Experienced Investment Fraud Lawyer Can Do for You
Once you hire an investment fraud lawyer to help you recover compensation, they will begin investigating your financial statements and the practices of your broker and the brokerage firm where they work to determine what type of investment fraud you were subjected to and to what extent.
Your lawyer will then prepare and file the paperwork necessary for an arbitration or civil lawsuit against your broker and/or the brokerage firm that employs them. It’s important to understand that the majority of these cases are resolved through Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration, with only a small percentage of cases going to court.
Your attorney will prepare your case for arbitration while also making sure they are ready to argue your case at trial or the final arbitration hearing if necessary. They will also likely engage in outside negotiations with opposing counsel, attempting to reach a settlement deal.
Brokerage Firms Can Be Held Liable for Broker Misconduct
When a broker mishandles your money, either through fraud or as a result of negligence or other misconduct, you have the right to sue the brokerage firm for compensation to cover any losses you endured. The brokerage firm that employs them has a responsibility to supervise the activity of their brokers to ensure compliance.
If a financial advisor engages in negligent or fraudulent activity, the brokerage firm can be held at fault for any losses you incurred. An experienced investment fraud lawyer can help determine if the brokerage firm failed to carry out its supervisory responsibilities when managing the activity of your broker.
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Choosing an Investment Fraud Law Firm With a Proven Track Record
When pursuing damages for stock losses, it is important that you choose the right legal representation. Meyer Wilson is one of the top-rated investment fraud law firms in the country. The award-winning team of lawyers that make up our firm have more than 75 years of combined experience representing investors who have lost money due to investment misconduct.
In the last 20+ years, we have managed to recover over $350 million in damages for those we represent. Among the reasons our firm stands out from the competition is that we:
- Use state-of-the-art technology to minimize the burden for our clients
- Use a contingency fee payment structure to ensure our clients can afford our services by not charging a single penny unless we successfully secure compensation on their behalf
- Choose the cases we select carefully to ensure our caseload remains manageable so that we can provide each client with the personalized attention they need and deserve
- Prepare each case from the beginning as though it is going to court to ensure we are prepared if a trial is necessary and improve our leverage in settlement negotiations
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Reach Out to an Experienced Investment Fraud Attorney Today
When pursuing compensation after suffering stock losses, the sooner you get started on your case, the better. Hiring an investment fraud lawyer soon after discovering the losses in your investment will significantly improve your chances of getting the money you need. At Meyer Wilson, our team is ready and waiting to get started on your case today.
Contact us by completing our online contact form or giving us a call and schedule your free initial case evaluation today.
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