How to Sue a Company for Data Breach

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Do you believe that you or someone you love has suffered due to a data breach? Was your data stolen, causing you to suffer some kind of harm, financial or otherwise? Then you very well may be best served by reaching out to a data breach lawyer. When you give your sensitive information to a company, you have an expectation that they’re going to protect it, that they have a duty to do so. If they fail to uphold that duty and your data is breached, you may deserve compensation. We can help you to sue and get what you should. 

How to Tell if You May Have a Case 

To sue someone for a data breach, their negligence has to have led to your data being stolen. For one, you have to show that the defendant (the company whose data was breached) had a “duty of care” to protect your data. So, if they were a governmental agency, a company, or even a non-profit, they most likely did. You also have to show that the company violated that duty of care through their negligence. Additionally, you have to demonstrate that you suffered some kind of harm, often financially.

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The Settlement Process 

A strong, strong majority of data breach cases are settled before they ever go to trial. Often, the other side wants to negotiate, but, they also want to make sure that the plaintiff (you) receives as little compensation as possible for your case. We’re committed to keeping that from happening. Here at Belal Hamideh Law, we represent our clients as aggressively as possible, so that they can receive everything that they’re entitled to for everything that they’ve been through. 

An Example and How These Cases Help 

Unfortunately, these data breach cases are far more likely than most people think. In the last few years alone, there have been enormous data breach lawsuits brought against Anthem (America’s largest insurance company) as well as Equifax (a “big three” credit reporting bureau). Both cases settled for more than $100 million dollars, spread across many clients. It’s important to note that, beyond financial compensation, these cases also serve as a deterrent to other similar companies. When they see that you and others harmed by a company’s negligence received the compensation that you deserve, it behooves them to protect others’ data that much more. 

A Data Breach Lawyer Who Can Help 

If you believe that you’ve been a victim of a data breach and that a company was negligent in the protection of your data, then you very well might have a case. Here at Belal Hamideh Law, we can help. Over the years, we’ve helped many clients to receive the compensation they’ve deserved for everything that they’ve been through. We’re always glad to sit down with potential clients and see how we can help them. For a free consultation with a member of our team, you can call us at (562) 526-1224.