You often hear about class action lawsuits, but many people do not know what they are or how they work. This type of case allows multiple plaintiffs to work together to build a case against a single defendant or group of defendants. If you suffered injuries in a similar way as many others, you may be able to join a class action lawsuit or another type of mass tort.
Mass torts allow a number of individuals to work together to build a case and show the defendant is liable. Because these defendants are often large corporations, these lawsuits provide a way to take on a company by pooling financial and legal resources.
A St. Paul class action lawsuits lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help you secure a financial award based on the facts of your case. Call (800) 709-1441 today for your free case review.
Class Action Lawsuits and Other Mass Torts
Class action lawsuits serve a very important role in the court system in the United States. They allow individuals to band together to hold a company accountable for its negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional actions. They provide a path to justice and compensation, when this would not be reasonable through an individual lawsuit. In addition, they offer a way to keep dozens—or hundreds or thousands—of lawsuits based on the same issues from clogging up courts across the country.
These cases commonly revolve around hazards such as defective products, unlawful business practices, environmental concerns such as contamination, and employment discrimination or other employment concerns.
There may be several reasons why you are looking for more information about St. Paul class action lawsuits. The best way to get answers to your questions or to learn if you qualify to take legal action is to contact our office. A St. Paul class action lawsuits lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to represent you if:
- You suffered injuries or losses because of the negligence of a large company
- You received a notice that you qualify to join a class action lawsuit
- You saw an advertisement about a class action lawsuit and believe you qualify
Let us review your case and help you understand your options if any of these are true. Our team wants to help you take the next step, which may include:
- Researching to determine if others also have the same complaint against the same company
- Determining if you qualify to join a class action already in progress
- Filing a lawsuit and seeking class certification
For a free legal consultation with a class action lawsuits lawyer serving St. Paul, call (800) 709-1441
Alternatives to Class Action Lawsuits
In addition to class action lawsuits, other types of mass torts serve the same purpose but in a different way. For example, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) allows many people with complaints against the same company but dramatically different injuries or losses to combine their cases for discovery and pre-trial motions. Unless they settle before trial, these cases then return to their original jurisdiction for trial. The outcome of one of these cases has no legal bearing on the outcome of others.
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Seeking a Court Award in a St. Paul Class Action Lawsuit
Ben Crump Law, PLLC can help you understand the recoverable losses in your case. In a class action case, the plaintiffs generally have to split a payout from the defendant. For this reason, you may not receive the full value of your losses. This is especially common in very large class action suits.
Multidistrict litigation, on the other hand, may allow you to recover losses more specific to your individual case because each case remains independent and returns to its initial jurisdiction.
In either example, compensation in a mass tort could include expenses and losses such as:
- Current and future treatment and care costs
- Current and future lost income
- Pain and suffering losses and other emotional damages
- Punitive damages
- Wrongful death damages
We believe you should not have to pay for your treatment and other expenses. If you played no role in causing your injuries, the company or individual who caused them should be responsible for your bills and intangible losses, not you. We will work to prove the value of your case and pursue an award or settlement to cover it.
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Time Limits Vary on Taking Legal Action
Time limits apply in a class action lawsuit or multidistrict litigation, but many factors affect these deadlines. The best way to learn if you still have time to file a civil suit or join a mass tort is to speak with a member of our team about the specific details of your case.
For example, under Minnesota law, you may have up to four years to file a civil suit based on a defective product under Minn. Stat. § 541.05, Subd. 2. However, when a court is considering class certification, this deadline may be tolled. This would mean that injured parties could still join the class even after time technically runs out on their claim.
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Speak to a Member of Our Class Action Lawsuits Team Serving St. Paul
A St. Paul class action lawsuits lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to go to work on your case today. Call 8007091441 now for your complimentary consultation with a member of our team serving St. Paul, Ramsey County, and nearby areas.
When we represent clients in any type of mass tort, we work based on contingency. You will never need to pay any up-front costs for our services. To learn more, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today.
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