When a large group of people experience the same or similar injuries from a product, service, or action, they can come together as one entity to sue the defendant in a class action lawsuit. In these cases, the defendant is usually a company or corporation. One lawsuit is filed on behalf of everyone in the group, all claims are tried in a single court, and all members receive compensation, regardless of the degree of harm they suffered.
All kinds of injuries are grounds for a class action lawsuit. Frequently, they involve defective products such as cars, pharmaceutical drugs, or medical devices. Consumer and security fraud, as well as corporate misconduct, are also grounds for class action lawsuits.
If you’ve suffered an injury of this sort, it may seem relatively minor. Filing an individual suit may not seem financially worthwhile. However, when considered as a group, these kinds of cases increase in value and viability.