Losing money on the stock market, or in any investment loss, can have a dramatic impact on your life, especially if you aren’t a seasoned investor. Unfortunately, stock losses are common. But if your losses were unnatural, or caused by the reckless conduct or fraud of your financial advisor or institution, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
A qualified stock loss lawyer can provide invaluable help when filing a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration complaint against the at-fault party. Read on to learn more about when you may be eligible for stock loss recovery and what to expect if you move forward with a FINRA arbitration hearing.
When Stock Loss Recovery May Be a Good Option
Seeking compensation for your stock losses may be a good option for you if your losses were caused by the actions of your brokerage firm or financial advisor. A loss caused organically by fluctuating markets, for example, would not be grounds for a FINRA arbitration complaint.
If your broker failed to provide you with the necessary information, made unsuitable recommendations, traded without permission, or engaged in any kind of fraud, they can be held accountable for client stock losses.
What to Expect From Your FINRA Arbitration Hearing
If a panel of FINRA arbitrators agrees to hear your case, you will have the chance to establish liability by presenting evidence to support your case. The respondent will then be able to explain their reasoning for their actions and attempt to defend their case.
Once both parties have presented their evidence, it will be reviewed by the arbitrators in greater detail and a decision will be made. The good news is that if the arbitrators determine that you are entitled to compensation, they can order the liable party to pay restitution within thirty days of the decision.
Get in Touch with a Stock Loss Lawyer
If you are ready to pursue a FINRA arbitration complaint or have questions about what your next steps should be, contact a reputable stock loss lawyer at Wolper Law Firm, P.A.. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation by calling our office at 800.931.8452 or completing the online contact form included below.