It may seem that there are few consequences for the misconduct of large companies. Some businesses fill the environment with toxins, manufacture dangerous drugs, produce faulty products, and possibly put the lives of people at risk with their negligent behavior. These actions are harmful and deserve punishment. Fortunately, class action lawsuits are a proven way to hold even the largest companies accountable for the damages they cause.
If you have suffered any harm due to a company’s misconduct, failure to perform their duties, or unethical practices, the Florida class action lawsuit attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson can help you. The lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson use their knowledge and experience to develop the best litigation strategies, to identify potential claims as well as seek class-action certification for nationwide clients and claims.
What is a class action lawsuit?
A class-action lawsuit permits one or more plaintiffs to file a lawsuit on behalf of a larger group known as the “class.” Individuals who have suffered the same wrong at the hands of the same defendant can receive compensation or other benefits without being named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit.
A class-action lawsuit can start off with claims filed by just one person or a few people, and if those claims are later certified as a class others may be included in the resulting settlement or judgment. A class-action lawsuit allows people who have suffered harms that might not otherwise be large enough to bring an individual lawsuit to bring a class-action suit against multi-million-dollar companies when they otherwise would not be able to seek proper remedy for their damages.
If a settlement is reached and approved by a court, the settlement amount may be distributed to class members. In a class action, there may be only a single lawsuit filed on behalf of a larger group that has suffered comparable damages as a result of the defendant’s behavior.
Is a class action right for me?
Class action lawsuits can be more efficient than having individual plaintiffs going to trial. Not only can they be efficient, but they can also be cost-effective. The cost of prosecuting the lawsuit does not have to be carried by an individual plaintiff but can be recovered if the case is successful from the wrongdoer. And, if the case is successful, the attorneys’ fees may be deducted from the recoveries.
Class action lawsuits can be very beneficial for groups where the individuals’ damages are minor, but as a group, the amount aggregated may be quite large across the entire class.
Contacting a class action lawsuit attorney
A class-action lawsuit could be in your best interest. It is always beneficial to contact an attorney to discuss your legal remedies when injured. If you believe you should be a member of a class-action lawsuit, speak with an experienced Florida class action lawsuit attorney today. The lawyers at Colson Hicks and Eidson have secured hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
We work diligently to address everyone’s interests and to seek proper compensation that is fair for every class member. If you have experienced a defective product, unfair business practice, or other wrongdoing at the hands of a company, the Florida class action attorneys of Colson Hicks Eidson may be able to assist you. Call now at 305-476-7400 to schedule a free consultation with a class action lawsuit attorney today.