Class action lawsuits are actions brought on by multiple plaintiffs instead of just one. These typically fall under product liability cases, and they are most commonly used when a product injures the people who use it. Products can include anything you purchase or are given, such as toys, medications, cooking gadgets, food, cars and more. Generally, all products must come with warning labels stating problems that can occur with use of the product and how to use the product correctly. If this information is missing, a class action lawsuit may be started.
The benefits of hiring a Chicago Class Action Lawyer include both the ability to gain compensation for those who are injured and the ability to remove defective merchandise so it cannot be purchased. Typically, those who are the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit are suing for compensation for their medical bills, property damage, and any other ways the product’s malfunction may have effected them. This is generally the main goal for each individual listed as a plaintiff in the case.
Along with compensation, the lawsuit settlement will require that the product is removed from store shelves or recalled. By recalling a product, it can no longer be sold, and any that were purchased must be returned to the manufacturer for a refund or replacement. The main idea behind this is to prevent further injuries from occurring. Once the problem with the product is fixed, the new version may be sold. The old version cannot be sold again. This is generally a goal behind class action lawsuits that effects everyone, not only those who are listed in the lawsuit.
These are just two of the benefits of a Chicago Class Action Lawyer. If you have been injured because of a product you have purchased, speak with an attorney like Zimmerman Law Offices today. They can let you know if there is a class action lawsuit already in effect that you can join. If there isn’t, they may know of other people who have had a similar problem. This may mean you will be able to start a class action lawsuit along with others who have had the same experience you have. Contact a lawyer today to get more information for your situation.