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Your Alabama Mass Tort Attorneys
Our Alabama mass tort lawyer is committed to those who are seeking legal action against a party who has done them harm, whether that is monetary loss, physical injury, property damage, or emotional distress. The company or entity who engages in a tort offense may be legally responsible for the harm they caused victims. For instance, examples of tort cases can be personal injury lawsuits, product liability claims, employment litigation, and more. Torts may have one or two plaintiffs, but if a larger group suffers similar injury from negligence, this may qualify as a mass tort claim. If you think you have grounds for filing a mass tort case, please reach out to Mike Bell Accident & Injury Lawyers, LLC right away for further assistance.
Considering Mass Tort Action
A mass tort entails claims submitted by many people, against one or additional tortfeasors. Common types of claims include consumer products, environmental offenses, personal injury accidents, pharmaceutical mishaps, and more. If you are considering filing a mass tort action, it’s important to know the difference between these cases and class action lawsuits. While both tort and class actions have several people with the same claims against a person or party, mass tort requires that every plaintiff files individual claims. When a big group of people sues one or more parties through the same tort, these cases may be consolidated together. Mass tort cases that get filed in the same state may be handled together through one court. Whether the mass tort case gets consolidated or not depends on the number of plaintiffs, the geographical location of the plaintiffs, similarity of injury suffered, and whether the claims are related to the same shared cause.
The Legal Process
While the circumstances of a mass tort case can vary, there are general actions that follow the same process. Firstly, an Alabama mass tort lawyer will have to review the case, medical records, evidence, and other proof of injuries to establish a basis of claims. Your legal team will assess similarities across other cases to prove there is enough reason to pursue compensation. After filing a mass tort, some individual claims will act as a test trial to determine if the court is likely to handle every case thereafter in the same way, and conclude the same verdicts for other plaintiffs who were affected. Our team can seek to negotiate an amicable settlement before going to trial, but are prepared to go to court if necessary.
Contacting a Legal Team Today
Consulting with an Alabama mass tort lawyer about a potential case may be the next step for you. Sometimes people browse the internet hoping to get answers to their most pressing questions. But unless you have a legal team evaluate your individual situation, it can be difficult to find the answers you are looking for. We encourage anyone who thinks they have a mass tort case to reach out to us at Mike Bell Accident & Injury Lawyers, LLC as soon as possible. Let us get started on your case.