Class action lawsuits allow individuals to come together as a group to file a lawsuit against the same company they were similarly harmed by. For example, if you were the victim of defective products, employment discrimination, breach of contract or false advertising, you can join other people suing the corporation or business.
This type of litigation will give you strength in numbers to add to your claim, along with other benefits.
Minor damage benefits
If you only suffered minor damages or injuries, you may feel like you do not have enough to be successful in a lawsuit. A small case may not appear to be worth your money and time, but a class action lawsuit allows multiple plaintiffs to go to court at the same time. This means that the cost of hiring legal representation decreases as compared to filing on your own.
Additionally, the court will hear all of your issues through your voice, no matter the magnitude of the damage you sustained.
Class action lawsuits help make the court system more efficient. Plaintiffs joining together against a common defendant lightens the docket for a judge. This makes the entire lawsuit a much faster and smoother process for everyone involved.
The class representative, or lead plaintiff, represents the group of harmed people alongside his or her lawyer during litigation. This allows for easy communication and makes the lawsuit more tolerable for the other parties who have a more passive role during the proceedings.
Overall, class actions are a beneficial option if you sustained an injury because of a corporation and you can join others who are similarly situated to you.