Are you involved in a class action lawsuit?
If you’ve received a notice from the courts that you’re involved in a class action lawsuit, you probably have many questions—”What does that mean?”, “What do I stand to gain or lose?”, “What happens now?”
Without guidance, it can be difficult to understand your situation and get compensation that you might be owed. That’s where Williams & Williams comes in. We can show you what steps you can take and what possibilities you should consider in a class action lawsuit.
What is a class action lawsuit?
The purpose of class action lawsuits is to give the average person the ability to take on large corporations or private entities that can afford expensive, protracted legal battles. They let those who have been wronged by the actions or negligence of a large company receive fair compensation and hold the liable party to account.
When hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by a faulty product, fraudulent business practices, or systemic discrimination, class actions are a practical way to handle the case without needing each individual to file their own suit.
It’s important to remember that there are no small class action suits. Even if the actual damage to each wronged person is small, hundreds of thousands of people could be affected—and the at-fault company could be benefitting massively at their expense.
Class action suits are a vital way we can hold negligent or malicious companies accountable for the pain they cause.
What are some examples of class action lawsuits?
Class action lawsuits can involve almost any type of harm done at a large scale. However, they typically fall into one of these categories:
These class action suits usually revolve around fraudulent business practices that hurt the consumer. This can be everything from your common scams to antitrust violations like price-fixing.
Product liability or personal injury
Defective products that physically harm hundreds or thousands of people are often the subject of class action suits. This category could also include systemic negligence or harm in settings such as nursing homes, sports teams, or hospitals.
Employees who have been discriminated against on a systemic level may have a class action lawsuit. This might involve safety violations, discriminations based on race, ethnicity, gender, or wage theft.
When a company improperly or recklessly handles the investments they’ve been tasked with safeguarding, there may be a class action suit to determine whether there was improper conduct or investor fraud.
You’re part of a class action lawsuit—or want to start one—now what?
If you’ve been named in a class action lawsuit, or you believe you have the grounds to file a class action lawsuit, the next steps you take are critical.
Hire Williams & Williams, experienced class action attorneys.
You need legal representation as soon as possible to ensure your rights are protected and that you’re not taken advantage of. Whether you’ve been named as part of a suit or you’d like to file one, you need experienced attorneys who understand the complex process of class actions.
Williams & Williams has nearly a century of experience defending the interests of clients in Orangeburg County and across South Carolina. Our skilled litigation attorneys can faithfully represent you and bring persuasive presentations to the courtroom on your behalf.
What will it cost for Williams & Williams to handle my case?
We operate on a contingency fee, which means we don’t charge anything unless you recover damages.
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