What is a Class Action Lawsuit?

A class action is a type of civil claim brought by one or more individuals on behalf of a larger group, made up of class members.

Class action lawsuits are common where the same party injures a group of people in the same way.The interests of the group are represented by one individual known as the “class representative.” The class is treated as a group that was injured, rather than a group of individuals that were injured. Rather than having each person bring his or her own lawsuit, a class action allows the group to collectively sue the at-fault party to resolve the claims in a single legal proceeding.

Class action lawsuits provide an efficient way to litigate common issues. They can focus on multiple areas of law, including personal injury and product liability. By creating a group or class, class action lawsuits create power in numbers. A class action is a way to equalize the playing field against a large entity, and Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers is committed to advocating on your behalf.