In July of 2018, a company called 3M paid out $9.1 million to the U.S. government for defects in dual-ended combat earplugs used by most service members. The defective products left thousands of military members and veterans vulnerable to possible hearing loss and damage. Although the lawsuit was settled on a large scale, individuals affected …
There is great strength in numbers. A class-action lawsuit is when a group of people pursues financial compensation after an accident, or defective product causes harm or injuries. With more people on your side, it can be easier to win a fair settlement.
However, there is a catch. Due to the large nature of class action lawsuits, it can be hard to get everyone on the same page.
Even though the entire group suffered from the same accident or product, that does not mean everyone’s case is exactly the same. Some may have been more or less injured than others, and some may have entirely different goals in mind other than compensation, etc.
You can file a class-action lawsuit for anything so long as multiple people were wronged and your case is viable. A good lawyer will help you figure out the best course of action to take and what steps you need to follow to ensure the success of the group’s claim.
Juggling even small amounts of people during a lawsuit where tensions are high can be tough. We provide you with some tips and answers to your questions regarding class action lawsuits.
If you find that you still have questions about whether you can file a class action, reach out to our law firm today. John Foy & Associates has handled many class-action lawsuits in the past and has the experience necessary to provide you with all the assistance you need.