Looking to sue Verizon Wireless? Small claims court is an option, and you may have others…
At FairShake we’ve helped thousands of users with claims against Verizon Wireless and other big companies that ripped them off get over $5 million in settlement offers… [continued below]
Either way, you might think you know how suing Verizon Wireless works. Especially if a bunch of people have the same problem, wouldn’t you find a lawyer and bring a class action suit against Verizon Wireless?
Well, that’s where an obscure term of company contracts comes in — it’s called consumer arbitration — and it’s incredibly common.
If there’s a consumer arbitration clause in your contract with Verizon Wireless then you probably can’t sue Verizon Wireless in a “real” court — like state or federal court. And you probably can’t sue Verizon Wireless as part of a class action.
So what can you do?
The first way to sue Verizon Wireless is through consumer arbitration. If your contract has an arbitration clause it gives you the right take legal action against Verizon Wireless through an officially-designated, independent dispute process that’s not a court and won’t require showing up in person. This can be a better option for a lot of regular people.
The second way to sue Verizon Wireless, if you have the time and dedication, is to use Small Claims Court. If you’re ready to sue Verizon Wireless in Small Claims Court, read on below:
Even if you are prepared to sue Verizon Wireless, you can’t just walk up and demand the world. Small claims courts only take certain cases, so your case has to fall within those parameters. What are they?
If your claim doesn’t fall within the limits of your state’s small claims court, you’ll have to arbitrate your claim instead.
Verizon Communications Inc.
C/O THE CORPORATION TRUST COMPANY
CORPORATION TRUST CENTER 1209 ORANGE ST
WILMINGTON, DE 19801
If you would like examples of demand letters or more information about how to write them, you can find an excellent guide here.
This leads to your first visit to the courthouse where you formally march up those Courthouse steps (assuming your court has steps–most don’t for small claims court) and file your documents.
The county clerk will take your documents and review them, stamp them, and get some of them back to you while keeping one for the court. They will also assign you a hearing date where you are to go before the judge.
Ready to sue Verizon in small claims court?
If this sounds too hard and expensive, try consumer arbitration instead…