What can you do when a big corporation does something wrong and harms you or someone you love? Taking on a billion-dollar company and their army of expensive lawyers seems like an impossible task.
This is where a Tacoma class action lawsuits lawyer comes in. We do not charge you anything upfront, and we only get paid if you receive compensation. To learn more, call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 709-1441.
When to File a Class Action Lawsuit
The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that govern United States Courts allow multiple plaintiffs to band together and file a single lawsuit against a big corporation—a process that is more efficient and cost-effective than forcing all the plaintiffs to file their own lawsuits.
Class action lawsuits are filed for many reasons, such as:
- Defective products
- Toxic chemicals
- Contaminated food products
- Environmental hazards
- Unsafe medications or medical treatments
Class action lawsuits are designed in part to even the playing field. Rather than requiring each individual victim of a corporation’s negligence to file an individual suit, the victims are allowed to file together, forming a united front to take on a large and powerful company. This gives the plaintiffs a much better chance of getting the compensation they need and deserve.
There is strength in numbers. If you believe you have reason to join a class action lawsuit, a Tacoma class action lawsuits lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC may be able to help. With just one phone call, a member of our team can tell you if you have a case and what your next steps should be. Contact us today to learn more.
For a free legal consultation with a class action lawsuits lawyer serving Tacoma, call (800) 709-1441
Compensation in a Class Action Lawsuit
If you or a loved one suffered an injury because of a big corporation’s carelessness or negligence, you already know how such negligence can impact your life. You may have needed medical care for an injury or illness. You may even need medical care for the rest of your life. Perhaps you lost a loved one due to the corporation’s action or inaction. A class action lawsuit can get you compensation in all these scenarios and more.
Compensation, according to the definition provided by the Legal Information Institute (LII), is also referred to as damages. You can receive damages in both personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits.
If you are suing on your own behalf, you are filing a personal injury lawsuit. In these cases, you might qualify for compensation for:
- Pain and suffering – If your injury or illness is physically painful and/or led to mental illness, such as depression or anxiety
- Disability – If your injury or illness left you unable to walk without assistance or caused other disabilities
- Lost wages – If your injury or illness prevented you from working or will prevent you from working in the future
- Medical costs – If you needed to see a doctor or go to the hospital to treat your injury or illness, or you will need to do so in the future
If you are suing on behalf of a loved one who died, you are filing a wrongful death lawsuit. In these cases, you might qualify for compensation for:
- Pain and suffering – Your loved one’s injury or illness was physically painful and/or led to mental illness, such as depression or anxiety
- Lost wages – Your loved one would have been able to work and earn money for years if they had lived
- Loss of companionship – Your loved one is no longer here to support you or give you advice
- Funeral costs – You had to pay to bury your loved one
There is some overlap between the kinds of damages you can collect in personal injury and wrongful death cases. There are also other kinds of damages not listed here that you may be able to collect. A Tacoma class action lawsuits lawyer can explain the damages in your case and help you determine how much you can claim for each type of compensation.
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How a Tacoma Class Action Lawsuits Lawyer Can Help
Some lawsuits are more complicated than others, but this does not influence which cases we accept. We can tell you over the phone if you have a case or not. If you do have a case, we can advise you on what to do next—and then we will get straight to work fighting for you.
Our services may include the following:
Fill Out and Submit Paperwork
Filing any lawsuit, including a class action lawsuit, involves a lot of paperwork. For your lawsuit to have a chance at success, you need to fill out every form correctly and submit it to the right people within tight deadlines. The class action lawsuits lawyers at Ben Crump Law, PLLC are already familiar with these forms and deadlines, so we can take care of all the necessary paperwork for you.
Negotiate on Your Behalf
Not all cases go to trial. Because trials are expensive and time-consuming, big corporations often try to settle lawsuits out of court first. We can represent you during these negotiations and fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Communicate with Other Parties
When filing a lawsuit, there are many people you have to be in contact with, such as the liable party (i.e., the corporation), their lawyers, and their insurance company. This is especially true in class action lawsuits, where you must also coordinate with the other plaintiffs and their lawyers. We can field all communications and requests from these parties for you.
Answer Your Questions
If you or a loved one were the victim of a big corporation’s careless action or inaction, we want to help. A Tacoma class action lawsuits lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can lighten your burden by handling all legal matters related to your case. We will fight hard for your rights—and we do not collect a cent until we win.
To learn more, call us today at (800) 709-1441 for a free consultation.