If a stockbroker, brokerage firm, or investment advisor engages in investment misconduct, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is unable to act as a judge or arbitrator. Although you have the option of pursuing legal action on your own, many people end up actually hurting their cases by taking even the simplest or most seemingly logical actions. This field of law is very complex and detailed, and is nearly impossible for an untrained person to navigate.
An investment fraud attorney can help you to bring justice and recover your damages if you have been a victim of a dishonest investment adviser. If you have been a victim it is important to act quickly. Gather your records that document your losses as clearly as possible and save any evidence of negligent or unethical behavior on the part of your adviser. Then contact an investment fraud attorney that can guide you through the process and help recover your money.
What Role Does the Attorney Play in Pursuing My Claim?
Your attorney must analyze the facts of your case in order to determine the best course of action for pursuing any claims. The attorney will then represent the investor at all stages of the arbitration or litigation proceedings. One of the most important aspects of the representation, however, is the effective level of communication achieved by an experienced attorney.
Can Any Attorney Help with an Investment Fraud Claim?
Not necessarily. Many attorneys may claim that they can help you with your investment fraud case. However, these cases are incredibly complex and require intense specialization and industry-specific knowledge. Most lawyers are simply unprepared to give you the best possible chance to win your claim. If you or a family member has lost all your money in an investment scam, you want to find an attorney who primarily represents investor claims. When choosing an attorney to pursue an investment fraud claim, it is important to find one who is focused on recovering losses for investors. The cases can be complicated, and experience and knowledge in investment fraud claims greatly increase your chances of recovering damages.
Though you may be tempted to handle your claim yourself, do not contact your investment adviser directly. Your attorney will be able to handle any contact that is necessary. Meyer Wilson represents investors in stockbroker mediation, arbitration, and litigation claims. Contact us toll-free or complete the online form to learn more about what we can do for you.