You can turn on the news and quickly find a story on a class action settlement
involving products you’re familiar with, such as medical devices,
vehicles, children’s toys and household appliances. But what happens
when you actually own the product? How do you get in on class action lawsuit?
Are you even eligible?
Joining an Existing Class Action
Firstly, a class action lawsuit goes through several steps before you can
even participate, unless you’re the one spearheading the campaign
(which we will talk about later). Once a trial is approved, a notice period
is set and all potential members of the class are notified through either
a newspaper posting, mail, or email. The notice will tell you how to proceed,
but if you receive a notice, you’re probably already part of the
case and have to opt-out if you want to take no part in it. If you don’t
receive a notice, it doesn’t mean you don’t qualify. If you
see a class action that you feel you should be a part of, you need to
get in touch with the law office handling the lawsuit to add your name
to the registry.
Start Your Own Class Action
If you think you have a case and want to be the lead plaintiff for a class
action lawsuit, you need to speak to an experienced class action attorney.
Class action lawsuits can be related to dangerous products, security fraud,
insurance fraud, employment discrimination and environmental issues. Your
attorney can verify if you have a case, file the lawsuit, serve the summons
and publish the notice to bring in more members once the judge accepts it.
If you believe you have a class action lawsuit, contact our
Orlando class action lawyers at The Maher Law Firm today.
(855) 338-0720 or
contact us online
for a free case evaluation.