Large corporations sometimes act with impunity, as if they have no consequences for the harm they do to people and the environment. All too often, ordinary people feel powerless to fight them. If you are an individual who was harmed along with others due to a big company’s actions, negligence, or defective products, be aware that you may be able to band together with other victims in a class-action lawsuit to seek restitution.
Fortunately, there is help available from a Davie class action lawsuits lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC. Our attorneys recognize that there is strength in numbers, so if a group of people were similarly harmed by the same company, we can file a class-action lawsuit against that company to seek justice for all. Contact us today at 800-709-1441 for a free, no-risk case evaluation to see how we can help.
How Class Action Lawsuits Benefit You
Class action lawsuits are a way to help individuals fight back against errant corporations and hold even the largest companies accountable for the damages they cause. Victims come together, hire the same legal representation, and file a case jointly. A group of people who were harmed in a similar way by these companies can stand up to the power and financial might of these companies and their attorneys. They can obtain the justice that would be highly difficult to achieve if they were fighting alone.
Class action lawsuits are often filed against corporations for people hurt by defective products, for damage to the environment, for consumer fraud, and for unlawful business practices such as age or sex discrimination. A successful class-action lawsuit will not only allow you and other participants to receive compensation, but it will also punish the offending company and help prevent them from continuing these practices and causing harm to others in the future.
For example, in a products liability class action lawsuit, individuals who have gotten infections or sustained injuries from defective medical devices may jointly sue manufacturers and designers for the harm these defective products have caused. The individuals may receive financial compensation for losses that include monetary costs for medical care and lost wages, and for less tangible damages such as pain and suffering. Not only is the offending company held accountable, but they also have to pay the award and legal costs and recall defective products from market to prevent harm to others.
Another benefit to filing a class action lawsuit is that legal costs, or costs to gather evidence and investigate the case, are divided among all participants and do not fall on you alone. Our attorney fees are only paid out of a settlement we win for you.
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How Class Action Lawsuits Work
Class actions are lawsuits in which one or several individuals harmed, called plaintiffs, file a lawsuit on behalf of all plaintiffs in the group who were harmed similarly by the same defendant. These plaintiffs with common issues are considered to be class members, and there is no limit to the number that may be part of the group.
All class members are represented by one or more people who serve as the public face and the voice of the class action. The class representatives are the ones who play an active role in the case while other members can stay in the background and wait for the case to be judged and resolved. All class members will receive the same judgment and compensation.
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Laws Affecting Class Action Lawsuits
There are federal and Florida laws that affect class action lawsuits, and cases can be heard in either state or federal court. Both courts require classes to be certified before claims can be brought to court. Lawyers for plaintiffs must show the collective individuals they are representing meet the prerequisites for class treatment.
In general, class action cases must meet the following four requirements to obtain certification:
- Numerosity – The members of the class must be “so numerous that joinder of all members is impracticable.” In Florida state court, attorneys must state the approximate number of class members.
- Commonality – There must be “questions of law or fact common to the class.” Commonality must be considered genuine and not just superficial, so all parties to the class action must have genuine issues in common.
- Typicality – The claims or defenses of the individual or parties named as representative in the case must be “typical of the claims or defenses of the class.” The representative must have suffered the same harm as the other members of the class.
- Adequacy – There must be an “adequate representative” of the class to “fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class.” Since the representative of the class serves as a fiduciary to absent class members, the representative must have common interests with the class members and be familiar with the facts and central issues of the case.
The adequacy requirement also mandates that lawyers for the class must be experienced, competent, and able to conduct the litigation.
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How Our Davie Class Action Lawsuits Lawyers Can Help
The Davie class action lawyers at Ben Crump Law, PLLC are prepared to follow the complexities of state and federal requirements to fight for your rights as a class action lawsuit member. We understand how difficult it is to consider challenging a large corporation and are here to help those harmed by corporate greed and negligence. We offer a free consultation to explore your individual circumstances and determine the best way to seek justice for you and the other members of your class.
You pay nothing up front or out of pocket as legal fees are only taken if and when we win an award for you. Contact a Davie class action lawsuits lawyer today at 800-709-1441 to join the fight for a just class action settlement.
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