Denver Class Action Suit Lawyer

Denver class action suit lawyerNegligence sometimes impacts large groups of people in different states across the country. A defective automobile part, a pharmaceutical drug with dangerous side effects, a poorly designed implant, or a negligently-managed and poorly-maintained amusement park can lead to national tragedies, with dozens or even hundreds of people being seriously injured. For many injury victims, filing and pursuing a personal injury lawsuit by yourself can be genuinely difficult. Even when experienced Denver class action suit lawyers work on a contingency fee basis – like the attorneys at the Denver injury law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. – you may have to make and keep appointments, gather records and receipts, and help your case in other ways at the same time that you’re injured. However, when an injury victim joins with others who have been injured similarly by the same person or company, all the victims can work together for justice through a class action lawsuit or what is known as multi-district litigation.

WHAT IS A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?

When there are a large number of plaintiffs who all wish to sue a defendant or defendants for the same reason, the plaintiffs can file a class action lawsuit to do so. Typically, only a few of the plaintiffs will represent the entire group after the lawsuit has been filed. Some of the most common types of class action lawsuits include consumer cases involving:

  • Fraud, especially related to insurance, lending or credit cards
  • Misleading or false advertising, which could include commercials, print, or even product labeling
  • Debt collection practices
  • Defective products that have caused harm or suffering to the plaintiffs’ health

When the defendant loses the trial, every plaintiff is entitled to a percentage of the damages. However, if there are too many plaintiffs to identify, then the defendant must make funds available to anyone who can prove that they were impacted by the defendant’s illegal actions.

HOW CAN YOU FILE A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?

The most important part of filing class actions is contacting an experienced Denver class action attorney in your community, such as the ones at Norton and Bowers, P.C. These lawsuits have extensive procedures that must be closely followed, so it’s important to hire a lawyer who is knowledgeable in class action law.

Once you have a lawyer on your side, you can move forward with filing the lawsuit. The plaintiff must submit a complaint filing sheet with the civil court which details the allegations against the defendant or defendants, and then the plaintiff must arrange for the defendant to be served.

The court must certify the class before the case can proceed any further. After reviewing the details of the case, the court will decide to certify based on a number of factors, including:

  • Whether or not the class, or group of plaintiffs, is clearly defined
  • There is a commonality between all of the plaintiffs that links back to the defendant
  • The court believes that a class action is the most appropriate course of action to take and that there are no other better suited alternatives
  • The number of plaintiffs is so large that it requires a class action, as opposed to a regular, lawsuit
  • The plaintiff or plaintiffs that represent the entire group have cases that are similar to the other members of the group. The court must believe that deciding the outcome of the representative plaintiffs’ case will ultimately decide the outcome for every plaintiff’s case.

If the case does not become certified by the courts, it will be thrown out, however if it does, it will move on to the next phase of court proceedings. Remember, a ruling that the case is certified does not necessarily mean that the judge thinks the defendant is guilty, but rather that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial. At this point, the defendant will be alerted that the case was certified and that he or she now faces a class action lawsuit. To obtain help with having your class action lawsuit certified, reach out to a Denver class action lawsuit attorney at Norton and Bowers, P.C.

WHAT COMPENSATION IS AWARDED IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS?

The type and amount of compensation received in class action lawsuits varies greatly from case to case. However, plaintiffs can ask the defendants for compensation to cover:

  • Personal injury damages
  • Economic losses
  • Lawyer fees

All plaintiffs named in a class action lawsuit will receive a share of the damages if the defendant is ordered to pay. If you need more information on class action claims, contact a local attorney who has experience with these complex cases. Call Norton and Bowers, P.C. to learn more about our legal services.

WE FIGHT FOR ONE CLIENT OR FOR DOZENS

At Norton and Bowers, P.C. our experienced Denver class action suit lawyers represent individuals and businesses in a range of class action matters. In the event it is not a case we would normally handle, we can assist you in finding an attorney who can help you reach a settlement. Whether the liable party is an automaker, a pharmaceutical company, medical device manufacturer, a property owner, or any other negligent individual or business, we work to help clients who have suffered personal injuries and physical, economic, or property damages as a group. Our attorneys represent clients in the Denver area and across the state. Because they are extensively time-consuming and resource-consuming, many firms do not handle class action cases, but Norton and Bowers, P.C. is prepared to handle even the most complicated class action matters. In some cases it may be in your best interests to allow us to co-counsel with another law firm specializing in a particular type of class action claim. This arrangement will give you professional resources from two law firms without any additional cost.

LET US REPRESENT YOU

Norton and Bowers, P.C. serves clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that there is no attorney fee unless and until we recover for you. If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence in the city of Denver, please call us promptly at 303-400-8100 or fill out the form on this website to arrange a free consultation. You’ll be able to speak directly to an attorney about your case. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available. If you’re injured in Colorado in the same way others are being injured, let Norton and Bowers, P.C. represent you in a class action suit. Contact us as quickly as possible.

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