Consumer Class Actions
It is an appalling reality that many companies put profits before the rights of their consumers. Many multi-million-dollar corporations continue to do this, even when they know they are violating consumer rights. One way to make your voice heard is to join forces with other people who have been similarly impacted.
Consumer Class Actions: Strength in Numbers
This is the general basis for a class action, which is a lawsuit where one person (or a small group of people) is allowed to represent the legal interests of others affected by the same condition. While each individual claim is inherently separate, there are some definite benefits of people joining forces against the same defendant. These suits allow courts to provide the greatest scope of relief and justice to the most people possible.
Burke Harvey & Frankowski has handled class actions involving hundreds, and sometimes, thousands of people having similar claims against a common defendant. The more people involved, the greater the consumer's collective voice. Winning a class action is an effective way to compensate a broad range of consumers and prevent corporations from hurting others in the future.
If you were physically or financially injured by a corporation, manufacturer of consumer products, employer or governmental agency, you may have the option of participating in class action litigation. Please contact us today to learn more in a free consultation with an experienced attorney.
Successful Class Actions
Some successful class actions have been those brought against the manufacturers of dangerous products including asbestos, Agent Orange, tobacco and some vaccinations.
Denied insurance claims, for example, may represent a breach of the insurance policy which is a legally enforceable contract. Other consumer class actions may target predatory utility companies and Internet service providers. Still others may involve employment law violations, such as unfair practices, failure to pay overtime, or other wage and hour disputes.
Class actions may also be an option in denied Social Security disability claims where an entire class of consumer has been treated unfairly by the Social Security Administration.
Contact Burke, Harvey & Frankowski
We are not intimidated by multi-million dollar corporations or governmental agencies. We are dedicated to helping you recover your losses. If you or a loved one has been wronged in a situation in which others have been victimized, please call the Birmingham, Alabama, class action lawyers of Burke, Harvey & Frankowski at 205-588-8671 or toll free at 888-880-9046 to schedule a free consultation. You may also contact us by e-mail now for answers to your questions about class actions or to request an appointment.