Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

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Understanding Class Action Lawsuits

Posted Saturday, August 12, 2017 by Chris Thayer

Sometimes numerous people are injured in the same accident or in similar incidents. In this case, they might want to file a class action lawsuit. A class action is a type of lawsuit in which a group of people collectively files a claim. One example is when a company has manufactured a defective product and numerous people have been injured by that product. These people could join together and file one lawsuit against the company.

Advantages of Filing a Class Action Lawsuit

There are several advantages of filing a class action lawsuit, including:

Disadvantages of Filing a Class Action Lawsuit

There are also several disadvantages of filing a class action lawsuit, including:

Prerequisites for Filing a Class Action

One or more people may file a class action lawsuit in Washington on behalf of a whole class if:

There are other requirements that must be met in order to maintain a class action lawsuit. These requirements include:

Courts sometimes divide class actions into subclasses. In that case each subclass will be treated as if it is its own class.

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Class action lawsuits are typically complex, which is why you should always consult with an experienced attorney before joining or filing a class action. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation if you are interested in pursuing a class action claim. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine your best course of legal action.