DO YOU QUALIFY TO CLAIM MONEY FROM A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?
Class action lawsuits allow a group of people who have suffered either the same or similar injuries due to the deceptive or negligent acts of a company. In addition to class action lawsuits filed over defective products, they are over consumer fraud, securities fraud, employment practices, corporate misconduct, and other violations.
So, if you are an affected party of pending class action litigation and would like to join, share the details of what happened with our class action attorneys to see if you qualify to file your claim. Also, if injured, you may have entitlement to compensation and may have settlement money waiting for you.
A product or service can be “defective” for any of the following reasons:
- Breach of Implied or Expressed Warranties
- Strict Liability
- Consumer Fraud
Defective products can ruin lives. They can cause serious injury, disability, and even death. Some class actions, however, can address consumer fraud and financial loss. Overall, help our lawyers hold the companies who violate consumer trust accountable.
So, if injured by a product or by the deceitful practices of a corporation and believe others have suffered similar harm, you may qualify to file a class action lawsuit.
So, contact the experienced class action attorneys at McDonald Worley today for a FREE case evaluation.
TYPES OF CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
CONSUMER PRODUCT CLASS ACTIONS
One person or a small group of people on behalf of a larger group of individuals who have been negatively affected by a consumer product file consumer class action lawsuits.
Consumer products that have been the subject of class action lawsuits include:
- Vehicles/automotive parts
- Consumer electronics
- Consumer financial services
- Food, beverages, dietary supplements
- Household products/services
- Retail products
Consumer class actions allow those affected by product defects or violations of consumer protection laws to seek compensation for the alleged wrongdoing.
A number of national consumer class action lawsuits exist. So, you may get compensation if affected and you file your claim to add your story about what happened and your name to participate.
So, contact us today if you have been harmed by a consumer product and would like to learn more about whether you qualify to claim compensation and add your name to the participants if you do.
EMPLOYMENT CLASS ACTIONS
Workers who claim that their rights have been violated file employment class action lawsuits against companies.
These wage and hour class action lawsuits address a wide range of abuses, including:
- Unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations
- Off-the-clock work
- Misclassification of independent contractors
- Missed meals & breaks
- Donning & doffing
- Tip pooling
- Discrimination due to race, age, or gender
If an environmental disaster is caused by the negligence of a company that causes widespread harm to individuals and/or their property, they may qualify to file an environmental disaster class action lawsuit. The most famous environmental disaster in the United States over the last decade is the BP oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2012, which led to extensive property damage.
Environmental disasters that could qualify for class action lawsuits include:
- Chemical spills
- Oil spills
- Water contamination
- Land contamination
Consumers who believe they paid more for a product due to a conspiracy between companies to keep prices artificially high may qualify to file antitrust class action lawsuits. Such lawsuits typically allege that a group of companies that make similar products or provide similar services conspired to sell their products at a fixed price to prevent competition.
Also, there have been antitrust class action lawsuits filed against milk companies, airlines, bleach makers, and computer part makers, to name a few.
Companies have an obligation to keep your personal information safe. We entrust companies with our Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, birth dates and more. Also, Congress has passed laws detailing the lengths to which companies must go to protect consumer privacy.
Examples of privacy violations include:
- Data breach violations
- Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) violations
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) violations
Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure that Americans who are challenged with disabilities are able to have the same access to the marketplace that non-disabled Americans have.
ADA class action lawsuits have alleged that companies have failed to provide websites and point of sale devices that are accessible to those who are visually impaired, store entrances and bathrooms that aren’t wheelchair accessible, and movie theaters that have failed to provide access to those that have hearing impairments.
HOW DO I FILE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?
The best lawyers know that your case is about more than just a big settlement. So, if hurt, defrauded, or tricked, justice matters. Experience and dedication can make all the difference in your claim, call McDonald Worley to get the answers you seek.