Discussing your injuries with a class-action lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale may allow you to determine if you have a case to pursue financial recovery from the company. You may have a case if:
- You believe you suffered injuries or economic losses because of the actions of a large corporation.
- You received notification that you may qualify to join a class action lawsuit or another mass tort.
- You saw an advertisement about a pending case you may qualify to join.
In any of these situations, our attorneys want to help determine your eligibility to secure compensation from a responsible party. We may research to see if others suffered similar injuries and pursue our own class-action case or help you join one already in progress. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC at 800-709-1441 for your free case review. We may explain your rights and help you understand your legal options for seeking compensation based on the facts of your case.
Fort Lauderdale Class Action and Mass Tort Lawsuits
Class action lawsuits allow one or a small group of plaintiffs to file a lawsuit and serve as class representatives for a larger group of people who suffered the same or similar losses. The law refers to the group of qualified parties as a class.
Class actions represent an important way that consumers can hold even the largest national and multinational corporations accountable for their bad behavior. A class-action lawsuit may allow a group of consumers to hold the company financially liable when they cannot afford individual lawsuits. A class-action lawsuit allows victims to:
- Hold the company accountable for its actions and get justice.
- Receive a court award and recover compensation.
- Save money by sharing the costs.
A class-action lawsuit applies in almost any case in which many people had the same issue and suffered similar injuries or losses caused by the same company. Class-action lawsuits may include cases that involve:
- Defective products.
- Environmental hazards and contamination.
- Employment discrimination or other employment concerns.
- Unlawful business practices.
If you have questions about the possibility of filing a class-action suit or joining one already in progress, a Fort Lauderdale class action lawsuits lawyer from our firm can discuss your options today.
For a free legal consultation with a class action lawsuits lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale, call 800-709-1441
Understanding How Mass Tort Law Works
Class actions and other types of mass torts help to streamline the legal process. They allow cases to move through the courts faster and limit the time the court spends dealing with dozens—or even thousands—of very similar cases.
In a class action, the courts only hear one or two cases, those of the class representatives. These representatives serve as spokespeople for all the members of the class. The rest of the class simply waits for the trial to conclude and may then recover their compensation based on the outcome of the case.
If the facts of the cases vary greatly, another type of mass tort may provide a more appropriate approach, such as multidistrict litigation. This type of mass tort allows the pre-trial actions and the initial (bellwether) trials to take place in one court. However, the outcomes of these trials have no direct bearing on the outcome of the rest of the cases.
Unless the plaintiffs drop their cases, or the company offers a settlement, each individual case returns to its original jurisdiction to go to trial. Still, multidistrict litigation allows all plaintiffs to share the evidence against the company and may provide a more cost-efficient path to a fair settlement.
According to an article published in Reuters, multidistrict litigation usually occurs in dangerous drug cases, defective medical device cases, and other cases in which the injuries suffered or the outcomes of the plaintiffs vary significantly.
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We do not shy away from taking on high-profile cases. At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, our lawyers want to protect consumers from large and powerful corporations. If you or a loved one suffered injury, we want to help you pursue justice.
You can learn more about your case by calling 800-709-1441 and letting us review your case for free.
Awards in a Fort Lauderdale Class-Action Case
Any time someone pursues a settlement or award in an injury case, they aim to recover enough compensation to pay their related expenses and ensure that they do not suffer further losses because they have to pay for their treatment and care out of pocket.
We firmly believe those who suffered injuries because of someone else’s negligence should not have to pay related expenses on their own. The negligent party should pay for their care. In a case where a large corporation causes many consumers to suffer similar injuries and losses, a class-action lawsuit provides an effective and cost-efficient option.
Depending on the facts of the case, compensation in a mass tort award could include awards such as:
- Current and future medical expenses.
- Current and future lost wages.
- Pain and suffering.
- Loss of consortium.
- Punitive damages, as listed under Florida statute §768.72
Wrongful death losses under the Wrongful Death Act, §768.16, may also apply if you lost a loved one due to the negligence of a large company.
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A class-action lawyer serving Fort Lauderdale from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may help to determine if you qualify for a class-action suit against a negligent company or corporation. Florida Statute 95.11 only gives us a limited time to take legal action, so call as soon as possible after seeking immediate medical attention. Each pending class-action lawsuit is also likely to have a deadline you need to meet to join the class.
Call 800-709-1441 to learn more about your options for pursuing a court awards in a class-action suit or another mass tort.