Class Action Lawsuit
A class action lawsuit is a legal action filed on behalf of a group of people who all have been wronged or injured in some way. A class action lawsuit is filed in an effort to seek monetary compensation for the victims of a similar personal injury. For example, if a group of Nevada residents has all developed a certain medical condition because of taking a prescription drug, a class action lawsuit can be filed to help those parties seek damages from the pharmaceutical company. A trust or settlement fund may also be established to compensate similarly situated victims.
It is possible that those represented in a class action lawsuit will be from scattered locations across the nation. In using the defective drug example, those represented in that class action lawsuit may be injured victims from Nevada as well as any other state or US location. Our renowned Las Vegas personal injury attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith have years of Las Vegas class action lawsuit experience representing clients who have suffered personal injury.
In addition to helping people seek compensation for their losses and suffering, a class action lawsuit can also result in the award of punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded in cases where the defendant’s action was willful or malicious. These class action lawsuit damages are intended to prevent the defendant and similar entities from committing the same misconduct in the future.
To take part in a class action lawsuit, a person must be suffering from damages that many others, collectively known as a putative class, are also suffering from. This putative class must have a clearly defined and singular “wrong”? that was committed against each of them. To determine if you are eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit, please contact our highly renowned and trusted attorneys at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith.
Summons and Complaints on Behalf of the Punitive Class
We at Bertoldo, Baker, Carter & Smith can file a summons and complaint on behalf of the putative class and bring a motion before a court of law in order to have the class certified. Since class action lawsuits are very complicated matters, it is very important to have an effective law firm who can aggressively pursue the case.
Class action suits are beneficial in cases where the potential award would be too small for an individual lawsuit to be of much benefit. When large numbers of people have the same grievance regarding relatively small damages, it may be more beneficial to file a class action lawsuit because of the collective award. Class action suits also help ensure that all plaintiffs are fairly compensated for their grievances.
If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, please contact our qualified Las Vegas class action lawyers today. We can evaluate your case free of charge to determine the best way to proceed with your case while protecting and maximizing your legal interests.