Copyright 2018 Hyland + Padilla, PLLC

All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Sitemap
Site by Digimatiq Marketing, Inc

8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Open Mon. - Fri. With 24/7 Live Answering


Call Us For Free Consultation




What to know about Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuits in NC

What to know about Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuits in NC

For victims dealing with a personal injury, you may fear that you will have to deal with a lengthy, time-consuming personal injury lawsuit on your own. However, there’s a chance other people have suffered the same injury as you, and a class-action case could help you win damages in the North Carolina courts.

What Is A Class-Action Lawsuit?

If other people suffered a similar injury to you, multiple people could form a “class” to sue the defendant for damages. Typically, class-action lawsuits are initiated to sue manufacturers with defective products that injure people, employers with poor work conditions, low wages, or unfair business practices.

Class-action lawsuits allow the courts to rule on similar cases in one setting. As a result, they can potentially help victims win more damages if the defendant is nervous about how many people are claiming wrongdoing against them and wants to settle quickly.

A “class” of plaintiffs can range from as few as a dozen people to as many as hundreds of plaintiffs. A class-action lawsuit benefits plaintiffs who wish to remain out of the spotlight because generally, only one or two plaintiffs need to be the “face” of the case.

How Do You Form A Class-Action Personal Injury Lawsuit In North Carolina?

In class-action suits, one law firm will represent the entire class and oversee the legal strategy.

In order for the lawsuit to proceed, the class must be certified by the courts. In addition, the law firm representing the class must prove there are so many plaintiffs it would be impractical for the court to hear each case individually, that the same question of law is present in each injury case, and that the plaintiffs who are the face of the case truly represent the entire class.

Every person who qualifies as part of the class must be notified and given the option to opt out of the lawsuit.

If you’ve been injured and want to bring a class-action suit, call the law offices at Hyland & Padilla right away.

What Should I Do If I’ve Suffered A Personal Injury?

If you’re unfortunately one of the early people to realize a company is committing wrongdoing and leading to personal injuries, reach out to Hyland & Padilla right away. North Carolina sets a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits, so it’s imperative to reach out right away.

Hyland & Padilla offers free evaluations to discuss your case and explain what we can do.

When you suffer a personal injury, there’s a chance a class action lawsuit already exists against the party that wronged you. Hyland & Padilla can help you decide if it’s in your best interest to stay in the class or opt-out spotlight.

  • Con el abogado John Padilla tengo una muy buena representacion legal, me a representado en 2 casos, es muy serio, entregado en su trabajo y muy responsable, ve siempre el mejor bienestar del cliente con excelentes resultados.... Excelente Abogado lo recomiendo


    Hello I am a client of Ms Andrea Fowler. She has handled many cases for me from car accidents and personal injuries. She handled these cases with accuracy and professional. She GETS THE JOB DONE!! I would recommend her to anybody. I am very happy with the way she handle my cases. SHE IS AWESOME!!!!!!! And also her team of professionals. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY!!! You GUYS ARE THE BEST!!! MRS. ANDREA MCRAE

  • Julio

    Tuve un accidente automovilístico al contactarme con los abogados de Hyland y Padilla, pude obtener las respuestas que necesitaba y ganar mi caso, para cubrir mis facturas médicas completamente junto con los fondos adicionales recibidos por dolores y sufrimientos de compensación. Recomendaría a Hyland y Padilla a cualquier amigo o colega.

  • Juanita

    Me lastimé en el trabajo y me puse en contacto con los abogados de Hyland y Padilla. Pude hablar con un abogado en vivo de inmediato y me ayudaron a ganar mi caso.

  • Michelle

    Hace poco tuve problemas legales y llamé a un abogado de Hyland y Padilla. Afortunadamente, podrían ayudarme y me siento confiado en recomendarlos a cualquier persona que necesite ayuda legal.

  • Juan S.
    Juan S.

    Los abogados de Hyland & Padilla me ayudaron a recuperarme de mi accidente en 2017. Me caí al trabajo, me rompí la pierna izquierda y no pude trabajar. Andrea me ayudó con los tribunales y consiguió dinero para mi lesión. Ahora no tengo que elegir entre pagar las facturas y recuperarme de una pierna fracturada.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.