Class Actions

Class Action/Mass Torts Lawsuits

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Have you been harmed by a fraudulent or defective product? There may be others who have experienced the same harm from the same product, enabling you to file or join a class action/mass torts lawsuit. Although these lawsuits are often highly effective, they can be confusing to make sense of and you should not go without a personal injury attorney.

The Pelham Law Firm is devoted solely to personal injury cases. We possess a wealth of knowledge in this legal area and understand the many intricacies of class action/mass torts lawsuits. With our Tallahassee team on your side, you have someone backing your efforts and protecting your best interests. When there is so much on the line, you can’t afford anything less.

Making Sense of Class Action/Mass Torts Lawsuits

A class action/mass torts lawsuit is a way to sue an individual or a group when there are multiple people with the same case. Representative plaintiffs are the people in charge of filing the suit and overseeing the litigation. All other potential plaintiffs are contacted to determine their interest, or disinterest, in joining the suit.

The end result of a class action/mass torts lawsuit is simple: a defendant can settle the case or lose at trial, causing the injured plaintiffs to receive a percentage of the damages. Before arriving at this outcome, however, it is necessary to certify the class in court.

Plaintiffs are required to prove certain things to have their class certified, including:

  • That the representative plaintiff has suffered the same alleged injuries as the rest of the proposed class
  • That the members of the class are clearly distinguishable
  • That there are enough members to justify a class action lawsuit
  • That a mutual legal interest underlies the members’ alleged injuries

The judge reviewing the proposed lawsuit is responsible for exercising good judgment before certifying anything. This means that the certification process can be difficult and should only be pursued with the involvement of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Get started with a personal injury lawyer!

Even if you are suffering needlessly due to another individual or group, a class action/mass torts lawsuit can seem daunting, preventing you from taking necessary action. Fortunately, you are not alone in this process. Our firm is here to help you make informed decisions and fight for the best possible outcome. We don’t settle for less than our clients deserve.

When you are ready to begin, we are ready to assist you. Call us today for your free and confidential consultation.