If you have ever had a major problem with a product, like auto brakes or air bags, chances are you are not alone. In these instances, filing a consumer class action lawsuit may be the best way to ensure you’re adequately compensated for the pain and suffering caused by an issue with a consumer product.
A consumer class action lawsuit is a lawsuit brought by one individual, or a group of individuals, on behalf of a larger group of individuals who have suffered the same type of damages. For example, class action consumer claims have been brought against car companies on behalf of individuals with the same car model.
There are many causes that lead to a consumer class action lawsuit. Some of the most common include:
- Consumer Fraud: If you purchase a product or services and it does not perform as expected or advertised, or if you are charged non-disclosed fees, you may be eligible for a consumer fraud class action lawsuit. For example, if your bank overcharged you for late fees, you may have been defrauded by the company. In these instances, a class action lawsuit may help you receive the compensation and refund you deserve.
- Defective Products: If you purchase a product, you expect it the product to perform as advertised and expected. Unfortunately, even the most basic household items can become dangerous if they are sold with defects or if the manufacturer fails to properly warn users about the dangerous of contents or other aspects of these products. In these instances, if you have been injured by a defective product, you may be eligible for compensation to cover your pain and injuries. Learn more about some of the most common defective products here.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A CONSUMER CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT?
If you have been injured by a defective product or have been defrauded by a company, collect documents, photographs, and any other items you believe may help demonstrate the extent of your injuries or fraudulent claim. If you, or someone you love, has been injured by a defective product, be sure to secure medical records, and photographs to demonstrate the extent of your injuries. This documentation will help you with your case later on.
HOW CAN HABUSH HELP?
If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product or involved in a fraudulent incident, we can help. Contact Attorneys Jason Knutson or Breanne Snapp at 608-255-6663 for a deeper understanding of your rights and learn about how we can fight for you.