Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer
When a large group of people are represented by a single law firm in court, they are considered part of a class action lawsuit. The group of people who are represented have experienced a complication or injury caused by an action or product, and each of these people is seeking damages. You may have a stake in a class action lawsuit and not even know it.
At Hawkins Spizman Fortas, we represent victims of companies through class action lawsuits. Whether you were harmed by a defective product or otherwise injured by a company or corporation, our attorneys can assist you in getting every bit of compensation you deserve. Call our office today to find out if your injury could be a part of a class action lawsuit.
How Do Class Action Lawsuits Work?
When a class action lawsuit is initiated within a court, any identified potential plaintiff is contacted, typically through the United States mail service. Notifications may also be published in local newspapers. Many notifications today are simply posted online. No potential plaintiff is required to join a class action lawsuit. In fact, many plaintiffs opt out of class action suits in the interest of pursuing their own cases. An experienced attorney can help you determine which option makes the most sense for you and your family.
One of the first tasks in a class action lawsuit is to file a motion to “certify the class.” This means that the court agrees to hear the case. Once this task is complete, the case proceeds like any other. There are initial proceedings, motions, conferences and more. The case may be heard before a judge or a jury. When the verdict is determined, like in other legal proceedings, it is binding.
Any person who has joined the class action lawsuit will receive a specified portion of the award. In some instances, there is a period of time between the verdict and the actual distribution of the award. In most cases, the plaintiffs who have brought the class action suit pay no legal fees up front. Instead, attorneys are paid a percentage of the award.
Talk to a Class Action Attorney Today
The cases mentioned above are some of our most important, but the list is not all inclusive. If you believe that you have been injured or otherwise harmed by a product, it is important to understand that you have legal rights. Contact the class action attorneys at Hawkins Spizman Fortas today for more information. Your initial consultation will be held at no cost and you will be under no obligation to retain our services.