Personal injury cases are also known as torts. When the tort was caused by a business and affects a lot of people on a larger scale, then it would be considered a mass tort. If a company was negligent and their actions harmed over 100 people who bring claims against them, then they could be facing a mass tort lawsuit.
When you’ve been harmed by a business’s wrongful actions and want to get justice for your injuries, you could use the help of a mass tort litigation lawyer from Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm. One of our lawyers will fully investigate your claim and ensure that your rights are protected. We’ll handle the legal side of things so that you can focus on getting back to your normal life.
Filing a Mass Tort Lawsuit
Most often, mass tort lawsuits are brought against companies for product liability, more specifically medical devices, dangerous drugs, and toxic exposure. Even though they wronged you with their negligence and deserve to be held responsible for their actions, going up against a company can be intimidating. Not only that, but they can also be complex, which is why you’ll need a lawyer to help you with your claim.
In your mass tort claim, you’ll be bringing it on alone, so your attorney will focus on your experiences to build a case. Some of the documents that your lawyer will look into to build you claim are your medical records, lost wages, and other costs that you incurred from your injuries. This will determine how the injury occurred, the financial costs that you suffered as a result, and how much you’re owed in compensation.
However, when it comes time for litigation, each victim of the company will bring their cases forward at the same time, just separately. This means that the litigation process could take a longer time. When the case is filed through the federal court, though, the cases are grouped together. Then it’s decided whether or not the case goes to trial.
Like any other case, sometimes a settlement can be reached without going to trial. In the bellwether trials portion of the claim, your lawyer will try to get a feel for what the potential outcome will be. After this, they will attempt to reach a settlement with the other party. If the company doesn’t offer a fair settlement, though, then it’s likely your claim will go to court.
Having a lawyer on your side in court is imperative because they’ll be able to fight to defend your rights and get you the compensation you deserve for your damages. Your attorney will ensure you don’t settle for less than what you’re owed.
How a Mass Tort Lawsuit Differs from a Class Action Lawsuit
It’s important to note the difference between mass torts and class action lawsuits. While the two might seem similar, they aren’t the same. When a class action lawsuit is filed, it’s brought on by a group of people together who all suffered similar injuries and other damages from the defective product. When a class action settles, the group of people receive an equal share of the payout.
As discussed above, mass tort lawsuits are different because they are more individualized and brought on by separate people. Since each person’s unique injuries and damages are considered in the claim, the settlement is more geared to each person, and each person receives their own payout.
Our Lawyers Will Represent You
When you’ve suffered injuries from a defective product and want to bring on a mass tort lawsuit against the company, you’ll need experienced representation on your side so that you can feel confident in your claim. Our mass tort lawyer will be able to guide you through the claims process and get you the compensation you deserve.
You shouldn’t have to feel intimidated by a large company and let it prevent you from getting justice for your damages. We’ll give you the legal support you need to hold the negligent company responsible for their actions. Contact us today so we can discuss how we can help you recover what you’re owed.