Orlando Class Action Consumer Litigation Lawyer
Consumers have the protection granted by dozens of acts, such as the Consumer Product Safety Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Federal Food and Drug Act. Governmental agencies, along with attorneys, help consumers from being taken advantage of by small and large businesses alike. Often, companies end up causing damages to hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of individuals across the state and country. When this happens, the victims, called plaintiffs, group together in what is called a class action lawsuit. By coming together as one, the plaintiffs benefit from lower costs and higher efficiency, as well as having a consistent judgement all around, contact our experienced Orlando class action consumer lawyers today.
How a Class Action Lawsuit Works
A class action lawsuit is brought by one or more people, called class representatives, who represent a larger group of individuals who have all been harmed by the same party or parties in the same fashion. For example, an automaker may have used a defective airbag in one of its car models, which ended up failing to protect its occupants during hundreds or thousands of collisions that took place all around the state or country. Instead of each one of these 1,000 people, for example, filling an individual lawsuit against the auto manufacturer, they amass as one entity to form a class action lawsuit. As stated earlier, this benefits everyone by:
- Keeping legal costs low;
- Ensuring efficiency in the legal process;
- Pooling more attorneys and resources into the common goal;
- Reducing the time and stress that each plaintiff has to put into the claim;
- Eradicating inconsistent judgements; and
- Creating a higher success rate than that of an individual lawsuit.
To be sure, class actions allow “courts to manage lawsuits that would otherwise be unmanageable if each class member were required to be joined in the lawsuit as a named plaintiff.”
One of the disadvantages of a class action lawsuit is that not each plaintiff has a say in litigation decisions—only the representatives do. It would be unreasonable if each one of the thousand plaintiffs in our example got a say in the many litigation decisions that occur during a lawsuit. There would be too many opposing opinions, too many questions and concerns, and the litigation would go nowhere.
Types of Consumer Class Action Cases We Take On
- Deceptive trade practices;
- Defective consumer products;
- Dangerous medical devices and defective drugs;
- False advertising;
- Identity theft fraud claims;
- Deceptive guarantees or warranties;
- Unfair debt collection practices;
- Consumer fraud;
- Misleading practices of used car dealers;
- Environmental claims;
- Robocalls and spam text messages;
- Spam emails;
- Securities law fraud; and
- Many more.
Choose An Attorney Wisely
Not all class action legal firms are on the same level. In fact, there are many attorneys who take on consumer class actions who have no place doing so. A report by the Institute for Legal Reform found that 84 percent of class actions ended without any benefit to the class. The attorneys of The Pendas Law Firm have experience getting real results in consumer class action lawsuits.
Reach Out to The Pendas Law Firm Today for More Information About Becoming Part of a Class Action Lawsuit
To speak to one of our Orlando consumer class action attorneys about your case, we encourage you to call 1-888-573-6327 today to schedule a free consultation. Here at Orlando law offices of The Pendas Law Firm, we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver meaningful compensation to all of our clients.