How Can A Credit Lawyer Help Me Fix a Credit Report Error?
How Bad Credit Impacts Your Life
Think of your credit report as an entire record of your financial history. It includes information like how much debt you have, whether you make your payments on time, and whether you have any negative items like bankruptcies or foreclosures. This information is used to calculate your credit score, which is a number that lenders use to determine whether you’re a good candidate for a loan.
If there’s a bad debt on your credit report, it could very well lead to a lower credit score. Bad debt could lead to higher interest rates and make it more difficult to get approved for loans. Sometimes, a bad credit score can even prevent you from getting a job or renting an apartment. However, it is possible that a error has been made on your credit report. If this is the case, there are steps you can take to fix the error.
Why You May Find an Error on Your Credit Report
How can this possibly happen? There are several reasons why an error might appear on your credit report. It could be something as small as a typo or a wrong address. Or, it could be that someone with a similar name to yours has bad credit, and their information was mistakenly mixed up with yours. In some cases, errors happen when businesses report incorrect information about you.
Whatever the reason, it’s important to dispute any errors to protect your credit score. If you believe a mistake on your credit report has lowered your credit score, you must take immediate action to fix it.
How to Fix Errors on Your Credit Report
Your first step is to contact the credit bureau and submit a dispute. The credit bureau will then investigate the error and remove it if it is, in fact, inaccurate. However, the trouble begins when the credit bureau does not agree that an error has occurred. This should prompt you to consider alternative options.
If the credit bureau doesn’t agree to remove the error, your next step is to consult with a credit lawyer. A credit lawyer will help you gather evidence to prove that the error on your report is indeed inaccurate. They can also file a lawsuit on your behalf if the error is not corrected within a specified time frame.
McCarthy Law Can Help You Fix Your Credit Report
If you have exhausted every effort to fix your credit report error to no avail, McCarthy law may be able to help. We offer a free review of your credit report, and if we find any errors, we will dispute them with the credit bureaus. We can sue on your behalf if they do not fix the error within a given time frame. In most cases, our clients receive monetary damages from these suits and have their credit error corrected. Get in touch with our lawyers today to learn how we can help you settle your credit report mess.