A class action lawsuit is an efficient way for multiple individuals to bring claims against the corporations that caused their injuries. Class actions are most appropriate in situations where multiple people have the same or similar injury caused by a company or set of companies.
Common situations and products that give rise to class actions include:
- Asbestos contamination
- Trichloroethane (TCE) property contamination
- Defective water heaters
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Medical device failure
- Auto defects
- Hazardous toys or household products
The law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., in Independence, Missouri, has the experience and resources needed to litigate complicated class action lawsuits. To set up a free consultation with one of our experienced class action attorneys, call 888-353-0491 or contact us online.
Class Actions Promote Judicial Efficiency
When hundreds or thousands of people have similar claims, it is easier to bring these claims in a single class action than to litigate claims individually.
Class actions often involve complicated areas of law, analysis of thousands of documents, and dozens of experts and witnesses. Class actions are typically brought by law firms that have the training and skills to manage complicated lawsuits that may take years to resolve. Joining a class action lets you take advantage of the valuable resources of a law firm such as Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., and strengthens your negotiating power against a corporation.
The Financial Benefits of Class Actions
The outcome of a class action applies to the entire class. This means that if the plaintiff class wins, the settlement or award is divided among the class members. If the defendant wins, then the plaintiffs cannot file any subsequent lawsuits against the defendant arising out of the same set of facts or injuries.
Class actions are also structured so that class action attorneys will work to obtain the maximum recovery for the class action plaintiffs. Class action attorneys cover the costs of litigating a class action and recover costs only if the plaintiffs win. This means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses on behalf of the individuals represented in a class action.
The Kansas City law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, P.C., has a national reputation for obtaining large settlements and verdicts on behalf of class action clients. Contact us online or call 888-353-0491 to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.
More Information About Class Actions:
• Frequently Asked Questions About Class Actions
• The Role of Lead or Named Plaintiff in a Class Action
• Procedures in Securities Class Action Lawsuits
• Have Others Experienced the Same Side Effects as I Have?
• Why Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit?