Category: Consumer Law

Understanding Your Auto & Homeowners Insurance Policy Definitions

Understanding Your Auto & Homeowners Insurance Policy Definitions

Recently, our firm participated in a seminar in which we talked about the essential elements of an auto insurance and homeowners policy. We also covered Ohio financial responsibility laws and the minimum amount of insurance that you need for coverage in Ohio. This article, the first in a series, will provide a recap of the key parts […]

Read More

Renegotiating a Home Renovation Project with a Contractor in Ohio

Renegotiating a Home Renovation Project with a Contractor in Ohio

If you are building a home or hiring a contractor to do renovations to your home, here are five of the most important things that you need to do when negotiating your contract with your builder or contractor: 1. Agree to a Maximum Guaranteed Price Always negotiate a maximum guaranteed price with the contractor. This […]

Read More

What to Do if You’ve Hired a Bad Contractor in Ohio

What to Do if You’ve Hired a Bad Contractor in Ohio

Not every contractor is as reliable as the next. In fact, we’ve witnessed first hand just how unreliable some contractors in Ohio can actually be. If you have hired a bad contractor, there are some important steps you should consider when resolving the situation. In this quick article, we’ll share a few observations that we […]

Read More

Bad Contractors: Willful & Reckless Conduct

Bad Contractors: Willful & Reckless Conduct

Hiring a negligent contractor is bad enough. Hiring a contractor who exhibits willful and reckless conduct can be especially worrisome for homeowners in Ohio. After all, the safety and security of your family and property should never be compromised by a contractor’s work or behavior. What are your rights? What does the law say about […]

Read More

Bad Contractors: Negligence

Bad Contractors: Negligence

Continuing with our multi-part series on how to deal with bad home contractors in Ohio, this article focuses on the claim of negligence. What is negligence and when is it asserted? Continue reading to learn more. What is Negligence? With regard to a bad home contractor, negligence is asserted when a contractor fails to perform […]

Read More

Bad Contractors: Breach of Contract

Bad Contractors: Breach of Contract

If you’ve ever had to deal with an unreliable contractor for your home, you may have thought about taking legal action. At our practice, we have helped many clients successfully take action. In this multi-part series, we’ll look at some of the most common claims that homeowners make when dealing with a bad contractor in […]

Read More

Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

What is the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act? How does it impact consumers in the State of Ohio? In this article, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know. What is The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act? The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (hereinafter referred to as “CSPA”) states that “unfair or deceptive” sales […]

Read More

Credit Card Fraud in Ohio: Tips for Protecting Yourself

Credit Card Fraud in Ohio: Tips for Protecting Yourself

With the holiday season just around the corner, credit card statements can really start to rack up transactions. What can you do if you notice charges on your credit card that you did not make? Let’s explore this question. What the Law Says about Your Rights The Federal Truth and Lending Act was created to […]

Read More

The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC Recognized Among Top Three Consumer Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC Recognized Among Top Three Consumer Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC is proud to announce its recognition among the Top Three Consumer Protection Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio. The award comes from Three Best Rated®, an organization that finds the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health care providers in a given city. Three Best Rated takes painstaking efforts […]

Read More

Ohio Builder Contractor Agreements: 3 Things to Include

Ohio Builder Contractor Agreements: 3 Things to Include

If you have hired (or are in the process of hiring) a contractor to do work to your home or business establishment, there are some important elements that you’ll want to include in your written agreements. Overlooking even one could result in an undesirable situation. Here are three important things that you need to include […]

Read More
The National Trial Lawyers Best Consumer protection lawyers in Columbus

The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC., provides the information in this website for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute legal advice. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Please contact Mr. Somos if you wish to discuss the contents of this website in further detail. Copyright © by The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC. All rights reserved. You may reproduce materials available at this site for your own personal use and for non-commercial distribution. All copies must reference this website and include this copyright statement. Privacy Policy.

Free Legal Consultation

Schedule Your Free Consultation with Tom Somos