West Virginia Personal Injury Attorney
What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe that the responsibility for the damages lies with a large corporation or manufacturer, you may want to investigate the option of joining a class action lawsuit to obtain a share of a settlement. When a large number of people become the victims of defective products, or chemical toxic exposure, or defective medical devices or other similar situations, the courts will often recognize that it is more efficient to hear one lawsuit on behalf of the collective plaintiffs rather than individual claims for each person. If this is the case, the court will permit the filing of a class action lawsuit.
You will most likely benefit from joining a class action if you have the opportunity, as in most cases it will improve your chances of receiving compensation for your injuries. The defendant in this type of case is normally a firm or corporation with extensive financial resources to pay for a large team of defense lawyers, and it can often be difficult to effectively litigate on behalf of a single plaintiff. When you work together with other people who have suffered injuries such as yours at the hands of the same defendant, you can add significant weight to your own claim.
Contact a West Virginia Injury Lawyer Today!
Class action lawsuits commonly result in substantial settlements to be divided among the plaintiffs, and it is vital to prepare yourself for what is expected of you during the proceedings. An attorney from the Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC will guide you through the entire process, from consulting with you about the advisability of pursuing this course of action to representing your interests and working to see that you recover damages. They have been practicing in the field of personal injury since 1978 and have secured major claims for their clients. The firm can represent you in all types of class action lawsuits, including whistleblower claims and wrongful death suits.
Contact a West Virginia personal injury lawyer to discuss your options if you believe your injury may be grounds for a class action lawsuit, or if you are interested to join such an action.