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Don’t Call Them Deadbeats

Most people looking for help to defend foreclosure are not deadbeats. They are solid, sincere people who want to get back on track after facing some kind of financial catastrophe. It could be job loss, injury, illness, or a death in the family.  Our clients need just a little bit of help because the big banks and gigantic mortgage companies are just too big or too uncaring to lift a finger to help. Time and again, people call our office because they want to get their lives back after having gotten nowhere with their mortgage company. Doucet & Associates Co., L.P.A. defends foreclosure to meet our clients’ objectives. That means we enter appearances in court and fight back.  We hold the mortgage company accountable for its failures.  We believe that just because someone is going through a tough time in life does not mean the bank gets to walk all over you.  Our law firm is known for our aggressive representation and no-nonsense approach to fighting the big banks.

The resolutions we reach for our clients are varied and could be as simple as reaching a deal to begin making regular payments, or as complex as walking away from an unaffordable home without owing anything further.  Other times, our client wants to fight the case to the end to find justice, and we are not afraid of trial.  Sometimes credit report correction is part of a resolution too.  Usually the bank pays some of our attorneys’ fees.

If you are facing foreclosure, or are at risk of foreclosure, call our office today at (614) 944-5219. We travel around the state helping families and prefer to get involved early in the process.  Bookmark this page so you can find us later.  Even if you have not yet been served with the lawsuit, give us a call.  If you wait until the sale, it may be too late for us to help.

 

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Assistive Technology and Consumer Rights

Assistive Technology and Consumer Rights

Assistive technology is tech that is obtained and used by people with disabilities or injuries. People in Ohio using this tech are protected by the Ohio assisted device lemon laws when encountering a defect with the tech or dealing with the details of a warranty.

Assistive tech devices covered by Ohio law include:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Motorized Scooters
  • Voice Synthesizers
  • Optical Scanners
  • Talking Software
  • Braille Printers
  • Environmental Controls
  • Communication Boards
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Devices intended to improve or maintain a disabled or injured person’s ability to function.
  • Hearing Aids (A similar Ohio law governs a consumer can return a hearing aid in 30 days for any reason.)

 

All assistive devices over 500 dollars are covered by a minimum one year warranty which the consumer should not have to pay extra for. The warranty begins the day a consumer comes into possession with the device. The warranty must include instructions for if the device is defective, the full cost of repair or replacement for the manufactured defect and all collateral costs associated with the repair or replacement. Accommodations should include shipping costs and sales tax.

Manufacturers also have rights when fixing defective equipment. The most important right being that the manufacturer is given the opportunity to fix a defect. They are allowed three attempts and 45 cumulative days to repair the assisted device before the consumer is entitled to a refund. If the repair takes more than 21 days, the consumer is also entitled to a loaner device. If the manufacturer ultimately cannot fix the defected device, then the consumer does have the right to a replacement or a refund.

Doucet & Associates Co. L.P.A. in Ohio helps people enforce rights based on the assisted device lemon laws. Please contact us today if you or someone you know needs help.

 

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