What do I have to prove to win a Fraud Claim?
To recover for fraud, you’ll need to prove the following:
- The defendant made a representation to you;
- The representation was material;
- The representation was false;
- When the defendant made the representation, the defendant either: (a) knew the representation was false, or (b) made the representation recklessly without verifying its truth;
- The defendant made the representation with the intent you act on it;
- You relied on the representation; and
- The representation caused you injury.
If you can prove these elements, you will usually be entitled to recover damages for your Fraud Claim, and you should consult an experienced attorney immediately to get your case on file.
It is also worth noting that there are other types of fraud, such as fraud committed by not disclosing a material fact and statutory fraud. You should consult with an experienced attorney to see which, if any, of these types of claims apply to your case.