Baton Rouge Class Action Lawyers
Handling Class Action Lawsuits in Baton Rouge, LA
When multiple people are injured by the same defendant, a class-action lawsuit may be appropriate. Class actions allow one or more plaintiffs to file a lawsuit on behalf of a larger “class,” which means hundreds and even thousands of claims can be resolved with one legal action.
Usually, the people who are most impacted by the defendant’s actions are involved in the lawsuit and other potential claimants receive a “notice of class action” in the mail or via email.
Whether you want to begin a class action or get involved in an existing one, you may need an attorney – luckily, Day Law Group is here for you.
Call us at (225) 465-1232 today to discuss your situation during a free consultation.
What Kinds of Cases Inspire Class Actions?
Most class actions occur as a result of defective products. Talcum powder, also known as “baby powder,” for example, has been linked to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Because so many people used baby powder, the affected plaintiffs chose to file a class action. The class-action lawsuit against the talc powder manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, is ongoing.
Other class action cases include:
- Defective automobiles
- Defective car parts (brakes, air bags, etc.)
- Defective drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Other defective products
- Corporate misconduct
- Unlawful employment practices
If you are unsure whether or not your case should be part of a class action, simply tell our Baton Rouge class action attorneys what you’re dealing with. We can help you with the next steps.
Benefits of Class Action Lawsuits
Filing a lawsuit can be difficult and expensive, and the courts do not always have time for every case that comes up. Class actions can provide restitution to plaintiffs who would be unable to file outside of class action and help ensure courts can handle the case in a timely fashion. Overall, litigation is less expensive, and the results are more consistent for each plaintiff. While a defendant may try to squash a single case, they will be more likely to settle a case with multiple plaintiffs. Combining resources can be an effective way to hold large manufacturers and other influential institutions accountable.
Payment in Class Action Lawsuits
Just like other lawsuits, class actions pursue damages for the plaintiffs. The amount of money you win from a class action will depend on the extent and severity of your injuries. The more severe your injuries, the more money you will recover. Families that have lost loved ones to the wrongdoing, for instance, will be entitled to more damages than those who suffered minor financial losses.
The presiding judge must approve the settlement and its distribution. If the award is fair to all parties, damages should help those affected recover for:
- Medical bills
- Missed wages
- Rehabilitative care
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Once you accept a settlement in a class-action lawsuit, you may not file your claim independently. That’s why you need to talk to our Baton Rouge class action lawyers before entering into a class-action claim.
Ready to hold the party that harmed you accountable? Get in touch today.
When you’re dealing with something as complicated as a class action, you need the right legal team on your side. Day Law Group is a team of experienced and accessible attorneys who will give you the personalized attention you need and deserve. With our welcoming and friendly atmosphere, you can ask all the questions you need to. We’ll make sure to address your concerns in a free consultation.
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