Class action lawsuits are complex matters that can also be highly beneficial for many injured individuals. If you are one of many people who suffered similar harm for similar reasons, do not wait to speak with the California class action attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers about your legal rights and options.
What Is a Class Action Suit?
When someone suffers injuries due to a faulty product, hazardous exposure, or improper employment practices, they can sue the wrongdoer for both the damages caused and, in some cases, damages that punish the wrongdoer for their conduct. A class-action suit is possible if the same product, conduct, or policy injures or wrongs many people.
Examples of reasons for class action suits include:
- Long-term Care Insurance Denials
- Defective products
- Defective medical devices
- Dangerous pharmaceutical drug side effects
- Hazardous exposure
This is not an all-encompassing list. These are just some examples of the types of cases that may qualify for class-action status.
The class-action lawsuit attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers have decades of experience handling class action and multi-district litigation claims. If you believe that you or a loved one may have a claim, contact our law firm today for a free and confidential consultation.
We never charge a fee for our services unless your financial recovery is successful. Call us now at 1-888-938-6189, use the live chat, or complete the contact form on this page. We will respond to your request within 24 hours. We handle class action cases nationwide.
How Does a Class Action Suit Work?
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For the sake of consistency and efficiency, a class action suit combines many different people’s claims into a single case.
A class-action suit includes a named plaintiff to identify the claim and many unnamed plaintiffs. If the suit meets certain criteria, the court can certify the case as a class action.
The criteria include:
- A legal claim against an identified defendant
- A large group of people, all of whom similarly sustained injuries
- The identified lead plaintiff’s experience or injury is representative of the injury suffered by the class members.
Class action lawsuits are often confused with mass tort lawsuits, though these are different matters. If you believe you might be part of a class action claim, reach out to learn more about the process and how we might assist you right away.
Why File a Class Action Lawsuit?
The benefits of a class action suit include:
- Consolidating the cases for a single suit, rather than litigating the same issue over and over again before different courts in different parts of the country
- Consolidating the lawyers working on the case, which results in a cohesive legal team familiar with all the evidence and issues and
- Relying on witnesses and evidence in a single forum rather than multiple forums.
Fortunately, it is not the job of the injured or wronged person to decide whether their case has class action potential. Instead, if a person suffers injuries or unfair treatment, they can consult with an attorney about the situation. If the attorney finds that many others are in similar situations, they can determine whether or not a class action suit is a good idea.
Class Action Lawsuit Settlements
A class-action lawsuit settlement occurs when the parties agree to resolve the case without a trial. Typically, the defendant and plaintiff negotiate a settlement that aims to meet the needs of the class. While class action settlements include financial compensation, these settlements can also include other terms, such as changes in policies or product redesign.
Class action lawsuit settlements are not a “one-size-fits-all” endeavor. Instead, when class action lawsuits settle, parties should consider the facts of each case. When a person has suffered a greater wrong, experienced more incidents of wrongful conduct, or endured more necessary rehabilitation, for example, they can receive a greater portion of the settlement than a person who experienced fewer complications.
Free Consultation for Class Action Lawsuit
Our class action lawsuit attorneys and legal teams have represented thousands of class action claimants. Contact Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers today to speak with a class action lawyer to discuss your potential claim. We will advise you of your rights and legal options free of charge, so please contact us to discuss your situation and how you can best proceed. We are here for you. Contact us anytime.