Houston Class Action Lawsuit Attorney

Explaining the Benefits of Class Actions

Carrying out all of the necessary steps for successfully filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be a costly proposition. In order to assemble all of the evidence required to compel an insurance company to pay a fair settlement out of court, or to persuade a jury to award a satisfactory verdict at trial, it is necessary to put in an incredible number of man hours investigating the case.

In some cases, the plaintiff's attorney may need to hire expert witnesses or other professionals who can provide testimony to support the claim. In light of such costs, it is not always viable to file suit in every case, since the potential for financial recovery may be insufficient to offset the expenses of litigation.

This is one of the reasons that personal injury attorneys often represent multiple clients in class action litigation against a common defendant. By banding together several claims, it is possible to offset the costs of pursuing the case, since the potential recovery in a class action claim is significantly greater than it would be for any of the individual claims. Class actions also serve another purpose.

With dozens, hundreds or even more plaintiffs bringing suit against the defendant, it is possible to increase the strength of the claim. If you believe that you may have grounds to file a lawsuit that could evolve into a class action case, come to The Daspit Law Firm for a free case evaluation. Our Houston personal injury attorneys are ready to examine the situation in order to determine whether class action litigation would be appropriate in your case.

Class action claims are possible in an almost endless variety of situations, but certain examples are more common than others. Product liability lawsuits are among the most common types of class action cases, when a large group of consumers who have been injured by a dangerous or defective product band together to take on a negligent manufacturer. For example, many people may have been hurt in car accidents caused by defective tires or by SUVs that are prone to rollover accidents.

In other cases, the plaintiffs in a pharmaceutical liability class action may be suing over serious side effects from prescription drugs. Asbestos exposure may serve as grounds for class action litigation, such as when people living or working in a building insulated with asbestos all join to sue the property owner for their hazardous chemical exposure.

Recent Class Action Lawsuits

Most class action lawsuits center around defective products, medical devices and prescription drugs. Listed below are some examples of the current open class action lawsuits in the U.S.

Consumer Products

  • Toyota RAV 4 Transmission Defects
  • Zurn Pex Defective Pipe Fittings
  • Honda Engine Misfire

Drugs & Medical Devices

  • Bayer / Cipro
  • Vioxx
  • Testosterone / Low-T
  • Lipitor

Whatever the circumstances of your case, if you believe that you may have cause for a class action, contact us now to discuss the matter and take the first steps.