Data Breach Claims Lawsuit Lawyer
Retail stores, medical facilities, health insurers, credit bureaus and many other organizations that collect personal and financial information from their customers have an obligation to keep this data safe. When a data breach occurs, customers can have their credit card numbers, social security number, bank account numbers, income and many other types of personal information stolen. Victims of data breaches may have the option to pursue a class action claim for damages.
Data breaches can occur many different ways. Most commonly, the organization storing the information has their server hacked by a cybercriminal, but internal data theft from disgruntled employees or other breaches can occur. When a data bank is opened, thousands of people can have their information stolen in one breach. While some data breaches make the headlines, often organizations quietly inform their customers that their information may have been stolen or do not make any attempt to notify customers of the breach.
Damages from a Data Breach
Depending on the information stolen, a data breach can cause extensive damage to a victim’s financial stability. Credit card numbers can be used to make unauthorized purchases or bank accounts can be drained. If enough personal information is gained, identity theft can occur, which can result in ongoing issues with new credit accounts opened by criminals. Stopping identity theft can be difficult once criminals have access to the personal information of their victim. It can result in months and years of stress and inconvenience to resolve the issue.
Data breaches can be costly to the victims who have their information stolen. It is the responsibility of the organization storing the information to keep it safe. If you have been the victim of a data breach and incurred financial or personal harm from the theft, you and others harmed in the breach may be able to seek compensation through a class action lawsuit. Contact the legal team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP to discuss your claim. If we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency-fee basis. We only will be paid if you receive a monetary recovery for your lawsuit.