How to Sue Amazon in Small Claims Court
Whether you have a dispute with Amazon over a refund, purchase, personal injury, or damages to your property, one of your most effective options to recover compensation is to initiate a lawsuit in small claims court. Amazon receives a monumental amount of complaints and is no stranger to lawsuits, both small and large.
If you have been wronged by Amazon, you may be able to recover the compensation you deserve by seeking damages in small claims court. In order to have the highest chance of success, speak to a skilled Boston lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Law. We help guide you every step of the way in order to recover the compensation you deserve for your losses. We have a history of successful results and are available 24/7 for a comprehensive consultation regarding your claim; call (617) 391-9001, or fill out our contact form today.
In order to initiate a lawsuit against Amazon in small claims court, damages have to be less than $10,000. Laws regarding the amount vary depending on the state and whether you are suing on behalf of an individual or a company. With the help of a knowledgeable Boston personal injury lawyer, you may be able to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Reasons to sue Amazon in small claims court include:
You may be able to seek necessary damages against the giant corporation for product liability. If you have been injured or sustained other substantial losses due to a product sold on Amazon, you may be able to recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other losses.
If you are a third-party seller on Amazon and they have failed to deposit the money you earned in your account, you may be able to seek damages for the money you are entitled to.
If you purchased an item on Amazon and you did not receive the item, and Amazon failed to refund you for the money you had spent on the purchase, you may be able to seek compensation for the amount you spent.
If you had purchased an item on Amazon and returned the item through their return process, you may be able to recover the necessary compensation for the refund amount you are entitled to.
Although you may initiate a lawsuit against Amazon without a lawyer, your best chance of success in obtaining the maximum compensation you deserve is working with an experienced Boston lawyer who understands the legal system, complex process, and established legal protocols.
The following includes the steps on how to file a lawsuit against Amazon in small claims court:
Send a legal demand letter to Amazon that includes the amount owed, for what reasons, your contact information, where to send payment, the deadline to receive payment, and your intention to sue if they don’t send payment in the allotted time.
If Amazon doesn’t rectify the situation in the allotted time frame in your demand letter, you can file a lawsuit against Amazon in small claims court. Filing fees vary from state to state and may be waived if requested.
When you have officially filed your lawsuit, you have to notify Amazon that you have filed legal action against them. Service of Process may be complex and has to be adhered to correctly, or you may invalidate your case. Most commonly, people pay a court clerk, process server, or local sheriff’s office to serve. Service must be made to Amazon’s local agent for Service of Process and must also include an official copy of the complaint notice. Once this step is finished, you must submit a Proof of Service form to the court.
After filing the claim and serving Amazon with a notice, you will attend the court hearing where you present your case, and Amazon will get a chance to defend. Small claims court hearings may be complex, and you will need to be prepared with evidence and accurate information to prove your claim.
In order to bolster your chances of a successful case, working with a Boston lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Law can help your chances of success by conducting an exhaustive investigation into your claim, obtaining valuable evidence, and preparing a solid case to advocate for you on your behalf.
If Amazon has acted unlawfully against you, you may be able to recover the necessary compensation you deserve by seeking damages in small claims court. In order to have the optimal chance of success, speak to a skilled Boston lawyer at Sweeney Merrigan Law. We work with you every step of the way to obtain the justice you deserve.
Our firm is led by our esteemed managing partners, J. Tucker Merrigan and Peter M. Merrigan. J. Tucker Merrigan has been a co-managing partner of the firm for over a decade. He has been celebrated for his pursuit to provide award-winning representation to car accident victims in Boston for awards that include: 2018-2021 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2015-2021 Top 40; Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2020-2021 Lawyer.com Top Attorney Award. Our other co-managing partner, Peter M. Merrigan, has been recognized for his dedication to helping clients pursue the justice they are owed: 2016 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2017 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2017 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2018 Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers; 2018 Rising Star, Super Lawyers; 2019 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer;” 2020 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer,” 2021 Massachusetts “Super Lawyer.”