Auto Defect Class Actions in Los Angeles
Skilled Class Action Attorneys Serving California
When your life has been up-ended by a catastrophic car accident, you may be entitled to pursue compensation from the liable party – and at times, that liable party could be an auto manufacturer or seller that failed to consider your safety. Auto defect and tire defect cases are a significant part of our personal injury practice at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, and we can help you pursue an individual or class-action lawsuit against a major auto manufacturer.
One of our attorneys, Christine Spagnoli, was an integral member of the trial team that secured one of the largest class-action product liability verdicts in U.S. history — a $4.9 billion verdict in a defective fuel system case. Our Los Angeles auto defect class action lawyers have proven our ability to tackle these complex cases time and again, and we will strive to deliver the top-quality legal representation you deserve after an accident.
When you need experienced legal help, contact our Los Angeles office at (866) 634-4525 for a consultation.
What Is a Class Action Lawsuit?
When a number of people are injured by the same defective product, it can often be more effective to bring a case for all of the claimants at the same time. Suing as a “class” or group allows for the consolidation of attorneys, evidence, and witnesses. Class action lawsuits usually involve extensive research, much more than a typical individual lawsuit.
When Should I File an Individual Auto Defect Lawsuit?
The vast majority of auto defect and tire defect cases do not ultimately become class-action lawsuits, but instead are filed as individual lawsuits. This is because in a class action lawsuit, the facts of one specific case may be used to highlight the particular defect for all other cases, even if the specifics of your particular case might be somewhat different. If the named representative loses their case, everyone else in the group loses as well.
Furthermore, everyone in the class may be barred from ever filing an individual lawsuit against the same company. After reviewing the facts of your specific case, your attorney may believe it is in your best interest to bring your case to court as an individual plaintiff. In some cases, there are simply not enough people who have suffered injuries from the same type of auto defect to justify a class action lawsuit, so a lawyer may bring a “multi-district mass tort” case or an individual case rather than a class action case.
Finally, the compensation received in a class action lawsuit is divided among all the members of the group, as well as their attorneys. It may actually be more beneficial to you to file your case separately.
Explore Your Legal Options Today
You can count on your Greene Broillet & Wheeler injury attorney to carefully review the facts of your case and advise you on the best course of action for your specific situation. We have handled many hundreds of personal injury cases and we understand when a class action or a separate tort action will be the best option for you.
Our firm has secured more million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injured clients than any other law firm in California. We have also been ranked #1 in Personal Injury by Best Lawyers in America in 2008 and 2010 (the last year such rankings were published) and rated as a Tier 1 firm in Los Angeles Personal Injury by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” every year since 2011, due to our work on behalf of injured people and their families.
Contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP today to get started with a claim. We can serve clients throughout Los Angeles, Southern California, and beyond.
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