When do you need a Galveston class action attorney? You need one when your case is so complex and involves so many people that you need to invoke class action law to get compensation. Our lawyers can help you file a class action lawsuit.
The Buzbee Law Firm is well-versed in class action cases and has taken the lead on several high-profile lawsuits. One was when we handled over 20,000 claims against BP for releasing benzene and other chemicals into the environment.
Why Class Action Law Exists
We have the rights of due process and a speedy trial, but what happens when one party commits harm against dozens of other people? The courts can not handle so many cases at once.
Also, most of those cases will have very similar evidence and outcomes. Litigating each one individually is an inefficient waste of the court’s time. So, class action law allows plaintiffs to combine their cases into one.
There are several kinds of class action types, such as:
- Mass torts
- Insurance litigation
- Toxic torts
- Environmental litigation
- Product liability claims
- Consumer class actions
- Drug class actions
The specifics on how your case is handled will depend on the class action. For example, mass torts have more flexibility to account for individual circumstances.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Galveston, call 844-349-9196
How Do I Know I Belong to a Class?
If there is already a case in progress and it is certified by the court, you could receive a notice by mail or email notifying you belong to the class. You will want to read this notice carefully to see if you belong to the class and if you need to “opt-in” to the lawsuit.
If you get notice of a mass tort lawsuit, you will need a class action lawyer in Galveston to sue on your behalf to get compensation. It won’t be automatic. If you’ve seen late-night legal commercials about conditions like mesothelioma, these are examples of mass tort lawsuits.
If a case hasn’t been started yet and you think your injury could fall under class action law, you should contact a lawyer immediately for advice. They can research whether or not there is a current case and help get your case in front of the court.
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What if I Wasn’t Notified?
You may be part of a class action but never receive notification. There could be many reasons for this, like giving the defendant the wrong contact information or moving addresses. You will still be part of the class, but you may need to do the research and find the case.
Consumer Actions’ class action database can keep you informed about which companies have class action lawsuits in process and how to reach out to the court to make sure you get compensation. There are deadlines to let the court know you have a claim!
Will I Need to Pay for a Class Action Lawyer?
Another benefit for class action lawsuits is that you may not need to pay for a lawyer. The cost of the lawsuit gets spread out among all the plaintiffs, and there will be one or more class representatives that serve as the face of the trial.
Even if you end up being the class representative, your lawyer will get paid through the broader settlement. This means that you should have no fear about approaching a lawyer for a class action consultation. Paying for your lawyer’s time won’t be an issue.
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Hire a Class Action Lawyer in Galveston
If you believe you belong to a class action lawsuit, or you’ve suffered an injury in a major catastrophe and want to see if you can start one, the Buzbee Law Firm can help you. We have extensive class action experience, especially in the oil and gas industry.
To get started, speak with one of our Galveston class action lawyers by calling the number on your screen or using our contact page to send us an email. Your consultation is free and without obligation.