In class action lawsuits, the premise is that the many have more power than the individual in filing a legal action, and can also save money through pooled resources. At éclat Law in Altamonte Springs, Florida, we know how to help empower people like you to fight for their rights. When choosing a legal team in a class action lawsuit, look for a law firm that has both the legal know-how and attorneys with great people skills who aren’t afraid to take on big cases. That’s what we bring to the table, and that’s how we are able to hold companies and corporations accountable for their negligent actions.
People throughout Florida and beyond engage éclat Law for representative actions needs because:
- We help clients feel comfortable with their decisions
- We communicate with each client along every step of the class action process
- We have a track record of helping people get monetary compensation for their damages
HOW A CASE BECOMES A CLASS ACTION
A Florida class action can be started by one person or a group of people. The common denominator is that they have all suffered similar harm, whether physical or financial, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing on the part of a corporation or entity. A classic example of a class action is the 2010 explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, in which 100,000 claims were made by property owners, those in the fishing industry, and others similarly harmed. The defendant in that case will eventually pay out more than $1 billion in claims for those whose livelihoods were damaged, whose property was destroyed, as well as medical claims for those who suffered physical injuries.
HOW CLASS ACTIONS WORK
If you feel you have a potential case for a class action, your first step is to set up a consultation with one of our class action attorneys. If your claim has merit, we find out how many other people may have suffered a loss in the same way. The next step is to determine if there is sufficient cause to file a class action and that the following requirements are met:
- That there are enough people who have been affected to warrant a class action, rather than an individual, lawsuit
- That the plaintiffs (class members) in the class action have all suffered the same injury
- That the legal and factual issues are common to all class members
- That the legal claims are typical for all class members
- That the plaintiff (lead plaintiff, named plaintiff, class representative: the person who filed the original claim) represents all the individuals who claim to have suffered the same harm
- That the plaintiff and his/her class action lawyer will adequately represent the entire class
Ultimately, it is up to the court to determine if all the above requirements are met. If so, the judge grants a class certification to allow the action to go forward.
TYPES OF CLASS ACTIONS WE HANDLE
We have deep experience in working with clients in employment law and product liability litigation, as well as construction defects. Many employment-related class action lawsuits are based on civil rights violations against a large group of people, such as discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion or national origin. Product liability class action stems from injury or harm caused by a defective product, such as faulty tires that have caused accidents, or design flaws in an appliance that cause fires. We can also help in matters related to securities where a number of investors suffered economic injury due to fraud.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH US
You can expect that we will treat you with respect. That we will seek the most practical and cost-effective solutions. That we value honesty and integrity in all our interactions with you. And most of all, that we are committed to getting you and all members of the class action the best possible outcome and the greatest possible compensation.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW OUR ALTAMONTE SPRINGS CLASS ACTION ATTORNEYS CAN HELP YOU
Class actions are complex and require the guidance of an experienced, dedicated legal team. To discuss your case with one our lawyers, please call us at 407-636-7004 or contact us online to set up a free and confidential consultation.