If you’ve been injured by a product or service, chances are, you’re not the only one that’s been affected. When a large group of people file a joint claim against a party that caused them similar injuries or harm, it is called a class action lawsuit.
Alone, your injuries or damages may not be great enough to file a claim; but combined with hundreds—sometimes thousands of others who have experienced similar issues—they can be a strong force against a large corporation or opponent.
Joining a Class Action Case
You may be eligible for compensation through a class action lawsuit if you have suffered an injury or wrongdoing from:
- a defective product,
- fraudulent service,
- improper charges,
- workplace discrimination,
- or wrongful termination.
While these are common types of class action cases, there are many others. Contact an Ohio personal injury lawyer from Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy today. Our legal team will help determine if your claim can be joined in a current class action lawsuit.
You are not alone—fill out a free initial consultation form or call (888) 900-6075, and get the assistance you need.
Criteria for a Class Action Lawsuit
According to state and federal government regulations, in order for a judge to recognize a class action lawsuit, the case must meet several criteria, some of which include:
- There is an identifiable class—or group of plaintiffs.
- The class must have appointed members to represent their collective grievances.
- There are a large number of plaintiffs, making it impractical to try claims individually.
- The claims of the representatives are typical of the claims in the rest of the class.
- The class’ legal counsel is capable of fairly representing the best interests of all class members.