A class action lawsuit is one in which a large group of people are represented in court by one or two people. This group of people have experienced the same types of injury or complication caused by a product or action, and are all seeking damages. It’s entirely possible that you could potentially part of a class action lawsuit and not know it.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our class action lawsuit attorneys aggressively represent victims of companies that put defective products on the market or otherwise cause harm to consumers. We have recovered over $1 billion for our clients, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (800) 916-8108 to discover if your injury is part of a class action suit.
At Steinger, Iscoe & Greene, our attorneys handle a variety of different class action cases. If you don’t see your case listed below, call us today at (800) 916-8108 to see if you could be part of a class action.
Our current cases include:
When a class action lawsuit is brought forth, potential plaintiffs are contacted via public notification. While this can be done by mail or in the newspaper, notifications are now most often distributed on the Internet. It’s not required that potential plaintiffs join the suit. In fact, some victims may choose to opt out of the class action to pursue their own case. An attorney can help you determine which option is best for you.
One of the first actions that must be taken in these kinds of cases is to file a motion to “certify the class,” meaning the court agrees to a class action suit. Once that’s done, the case proceeds like nearly any other, with initial proceedings, pretrial conferences and the like. The case can be heard before a jury, or just by a judge. Once a verdict is handed down, it is binding.
Those who joined the suit will receive their portion of the award, if any. In some cases, there may be a period of time between the verdict and the distribution of the award in which potential plaintiffs could claim a portion of the settlement.
Plaintiffs involved in bringing a class action lawsuit generally do not pay legal fees upfront. Instead, the attorney(s) handling the case usually work on a contingency basis, meaning they are paid a certain percentage of the award if the case is won.
While the list above includes some of our most important current cases, it’s by no means exhaustive. If you’ve been injured by a defective product, you have legal rights. Call the class action attorneys at Steinger, Iscoe & Greene today at (800) 916-8108 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’ll review the details of your case and advise a course of action for seeking justice for your injury.