What is A Class Action Lawsuit?
By definition, a class action lawsuit is one in which a group of people with the same or similar injuries caused by the same product or action sue the defendant as a group. When it comes to this type of lawsuit, victims are generally looking for justice for damages that were brought about by the use of a product that turned out to be defective in some way. Any product that is offered to the general public has the potential to qualify, but the most common ones are motor, vehicles, pharmaceutical drugs, and medical devices. Lawsuits pertaining to specific types of wrongdoing, such as securities fraud, consumer fraud, corporate misconduct, and employment practices are also some common examples of class action lawsuits. Most of these lawsuits are resolved without going to court. They result in each injured party receiving a fair portion of whatever the total amount of damages is decided to be.
Should I Hire a Class Action Attorney For My Lawsuit?
If you are the party who is seeking retribution because you feel that you have been injured or wronged in some way, then you will have to seek representation by a licensed class action attorney. If you are trying to join up with a class action that already exists then there is no reason for you to hire an attorney on your own. Managing the large numbers of plaintiffs that sometimes creep into the millions, the legalities and the logistics involved, and keeping everyone involved in the lawsuit informed about the ongoing details are among the fundamental core capabilities of law firms that routinely handle class action lawsuits.
What Will My Class Action Attorney Do?
A diligent class action attorney will inform you if filing a class action is the smartest route for you to take or if an individual claim might be a helpful idea. He or she will also guide you on what steps you will need to take in order for you to move forward. Class action lawsuits are often very complex because of the remarkably high number of people that are able to join in the lawsuit. The lawyer must also be able to prove that each person was injured by the accused product. The total amount of damages involved in class action lawsuits is usually much greater. In distributing the settlement payments, the money granted to each person who is involved in the lawsuit must be determined. The attorney will then lead a research and discovery investigation to find out if the company had any knowledge of the defective nature of their product. This process would include talking to any witnesses who would be under oath. Then the lawyer will generally try to bargain a settlement with the responsible company and will give their evidence at trial in the event that an agreeable settlement is unable to be reached.
If you believe that you have a viable class action lawsuit on your hands then we here at the Los Angeles Injury Group strongly recommend that you contact an experienced class action attorney as soon as possible. There is a lot of legwork and paperwork involved in getting these cases off the ground successfully and the sooner we can get started on your case the more smoothly it will go. We have years of experience in trying class action settlements and are proud of the track record that our qualified attorneys have cultivated so far. If you would like a free consultation with one of our attorneys regarding a case that you would like to open, then please give us a call at 310-954-7248.