Why Radvocate is better than Small Claims Court:
Let us help bring your claim using Consumer Arbitration!
Radvocate’s process is easier than small claims court, and just as good.
1. Less Paperwork Radvocate does the paperwork for you
2. Do it from Home You don’t need to go to the courthouse
3. Expert Advice We help you with our experience and our data
4. It Gets Results Claims are typically settled through negotiation
5. Good Value Choose to only pay if you win
6. A Formal Legal Process Filing for Consumer Arbitration through Radvocate is independent and legally binding, just like Small Claims Court
Note: Comparative claims such as “is better” are opinion, produced for marketing purposes, and are not the advice of an attorney.
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1. Radvocate does the paperwork for you
Approaching the legal process by yourself can be hard. Our experts know the ins and outs of taking legal action on consumer complaints, because we’ve assisted thousands of customers. Our automated systems generate the required paperwork from a few simple questions, and send written documents at the push of a button that conform with legal notice requirements. (That’s right, the law still runs on snail mail!)
2. You don’t need to go to the courthousE
If you’ve read our Guide to Small Claims Court, you know that suing in Small Claims Court requires some legwork. You often have to go to the courthouse at least twice — once to file your claim, and once for the hearing. And nearly all court hearings are held during working hours.
Radvocate brings your complaint through the consumer arbitration process, administered by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and allowed under your service provider’s contract. A benefit of arbitration through the AAA is that you can file your claim entirely in writing, and your hearing can take place by phone (although both live and “documents only” proceedings are available as options).
3. We help you with our experience, and our data
Radvocate has helped thousands of people with claims against the big companies. You’re not alone! And while there are way too many mistreated customers out there, Radvocate helps you take strength in numbers.
Wonder how long it usually takes to hear back about a complaint with Comcast? Or how much people usually ask for from AT&T in arbitration? Radvocate knows. And we use that information to help you achieve results. Do you want the benefit of thousands of cases worth of experience?
4. Claims are typically settled through negotiation
Taking companies to arbitration gets results. They know you are serious, so often just initiating the process is often enough to get your issue taken seriously.
Filing for arbitration gives you leverage with the companies — they usually have 30 days* to resolve your issue to your satisfaction, or else you can make the decision to escalate your claim. Think you’ve spent too long on hold and being asked to jump through hoops? Well, arbitration takes a company time and effort to manage, so — as long as your claim is valid — knowing your rights helps you get a settlement.
*Notice periods are company-specific. Check your contract, or your claim dashboard after you file.
5. Choose to only pay if you win
You choose your Radvocate service option when you file your claim. Here are our standard options (subject to change):
Automated Service: You pay a small fee up front. Radvocate mails your legal notice to get your complaint heard. You’ll receive ongoing updates from Radvocate on what to expect. You get to keep 100% of any settlement.
Full Service: You pay nothing up front. Radvocate mails your legal notice to the company. Radvocate provides hands on negotiation assistance throughout the claim process. When you receive a settlement, Radvocate is entitled to a percentage of that settlement. Pay securely online.
All service is subject to a 100% satisfaction guarantee — if you’re not satisfied, you don’t pay
6. Filing for Consumer Arbitration through Radvocate is independent and Legally binding, just like small claims
Many people looking to sue a company like their phone or cable provider are doing so because they no longer trust the company’s customer service to fix the problem. We understand — we’ve been there!
The thing to know about arbitration is that like a court it is a formal legal process. If your claim is not settled before arbitration, your complaint will be heard by an independent arbitrator — not an employee of the company — who will give you a chance to make your case heard. At the end of the proceeding, if the company is ordered to fix a problem or to provide compensation it will have to do so, or else there will be real legal consequences.
This also means that claims you bring through Radvocate or take to arbitration must be true and not frivolous.