When You Are Not The Only Victim: Class Action Lawsuits

In many types of cases, more than one person can be harmed. For example, if you have been hurt by a defective product or medical device, it is extremely likely other people have been as well. At Rapier Law Firm, we work on class action lawsuits in a wide range of practice areas, often in partnership with other attorneys and law firms across the country, including cases involving:

  • Consumer fraud and corporate misconduct
  • Dangerous or defective consumer products or medical devices
  • Mass tort actions
  • Bad faith insurance claims
  • Environmental law
  • Discrimination and other civil rights issues

How A Class Action Lawsuit Works

A class action lawsuit allows many people who have been harmed in a similar way to sue the responsible party as a group, rather than bring multiple individual cases. If you are the first person to present a lawyer with a case, you may end up being the lead plaintiff, or one of multiple lead plaintiffs. In other cases, you may be asked if you want to join a class action that is already in the works. The resulting settlement or jury award will be divided among all the plaintiffs in the class action; the actual damages you receive will depend on the terms of the settlement and how severely you were harmed.

Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer

Whether you know other people who have been similarly harmed or simply suspect that it may be the case, we encourage you to contact us to discuss what happened. We offer free initial consultations, which you can schedule by filling out our online contact form or by calling 331-305-5229. Our firm is based in the Naperville, Illinois, and our class action work has taken us across the country, partnering with firms in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and California, to name a few.