Why Join a Class Action Lawsuit?Published: Feb 06, 2017 in Class Action Lawsuits
It is important to remember that the class action process can be very complex with a lot of moving parts. In fact, before the lawsuit even begins, and in order for a class action lawsuit to be considered in a courtroom, there must be a significant number of plaintiffs that make it impractical to individually handle the claims. This group of plaintiffs or “class” must then designate their legal counsel, who will fairly and zealously represent the best interests of every member of the class.
If you have the opportunity to join a class action lawsuit or would like to begin one, the Alabama class action attorneys can help you identify whether it makes sense for your particular situation. Call Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. today at (205) 933-1500 to find out how we can help you.
Class action lawsuits are intended to help large groups of people who have been injured or wronged by a common practice or misrepresentation to receive fair compensation for the losses they sustained. These cases provide similarly affected individuals the opportunity to rally together against usually imposing corporations or organizations because of a defective product, consumer fraud, a defective medical device, a hazardous drug, toxic torts, or widespread workplace discrimination.
Benefits of Joining a Class Action Lawsuit
Joining a class action lawsuit comes with some substantial benefits. Since a class action lawsuit involves more than one individual, it creates a greater awareness of the issue that is causing they injury or harm. For instance, it can give you the chance to find comfort and support with others affected by the same corporation or under the same circumstances.
It also helps lower the cost of litigation. When your Alabama class action attorneys are allowed to deal with a group, the process becomes more efficient than if they were working with several individual plaintiffs. Perhaps, the greatest benefit of joining a class action lawsuit is the potential for a much larger recovery, so the class of plaintiffs can obtain the compensation that may have otherwise been too meager for a single lawsuit.
How to Join a Class Action Lawsuit
In the event that you qualify as a plaintiff for a class action lawsuit, you will receive a special notice and be included automatically. The notice will outline the actions you’ll need to take to participate and how to receive compensation if a recovery is achieved. It is not very common to have to “opt into” a class action lawsuit. However, if you decide that you do not wish to participate in a class action lawsuit, you do have the right to “opt out.” Keep in mind that if you choose to “opt out”, you will not be notified of the outcome nor collect any awarded compensation.
Contact the Alabama Class Action Attorneys at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C.
It can be overwhelming, even intimidating to file a class action lawsuit. There are a lot of factors to consider and understanding the pre-certification steps can be difficult. If you would like legal advice or assistance with a class action claim, a class action attorney is an invaluable resource.
When you consider the significant resources at their disposal, the prospect of holding large companies accountable for causing harm can seem all but impossible. However, there is strength in numbers and by connecting with other affected people and partnering with experienced and skilled legal representation, you can become a formidable opponent.
If you believe that you have been wronged by a large corporation or organization and are interested in starting or participating in a class action lawsuit, contact the Alabama class action attorneys at Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. We will evaluate your case, assist you in building your class, and make sure that your case meets all the requirements for an effective class action lawsuit.
Contact us today at (205) 933-1500 for a free case consultation.