Class action lawsuits begin when someone suffers physical injury or financial damages due to
the actions of a liable party – most often a large company or national
corporation – and they also suspect that many others also incurred
similar damages under similar circumstances. Instead of everyone needing
to file a lawsuit against that one defendant, which would bog down the
legal system and give inconsistent results, the class action lawsuit groups
them into a class that is represented in one complaint. This allows a
technically-limitless amount of people to all pursue fair compensation together.
Starting a class action lawsuit requires first identifying the usual factors in a
personal injury claim, such as liable party, damages, and potential plaintiffs. Being able to
identify all potential plaintiffs in a class action can be tricky. Although
a class action could feasibly be approved by a court with just two plaintiffs
joining forces, it is common for a case to include dozens, hundreds, or
thousands of plaintiffs. It is recommended to talk to a class action attorney
before filing a class action lawsuit to discuss whether or not the creation
of a class action will be successful and how many people can be expected
to join it.
Filing the Action & Class Notification Mailings
With the help of your class action attorney, you can prepare to file a
class action complaint. Your lawyer should be able to make the draft and
file it to the appropriate court and in the right amount of time, all
on your behalf. This is somewhat similar to an individualized personal
Class action lawsuits become unique again shortly after the filing, though,
when it becomes time to send out class notification mailers. You may have
already found a group of people you know can join your class and spoken
to them about the pending lawsuit, but there are probably
many more people out there you have never met who have been hurt or harmed
in the same way. Imagine a class action lawsuit for a
defective product that was sold by all sorts of retailers all around the nation. How can
you possibly reach everyone who has the right to opt into the class after
being hurt by that product?
This is where class notification mailers and adverts become crucial. You
can send out physical mailers to regions that you suspect are likely to
have a large population that can join the class action. Thanks to the
digital age, it is even easier to spread awareness through online advertisements,
banners, and the like. The objective is finding as many class members
as possible to better drive home the fact that the complaint is valid
and the damage is real.
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Creating a class action lawsuit has become second nature for our Philadelphia
class action attorneys of Golomb & Honik, P.C. Throughout our 30+
years of total legal experience, we have managed to collect
$2+ billion in recoveries for our clients, either won as a verdict or secured in a settlement.
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