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What Are Mass Torts?
Put simply, torts are personal injuries caused by the negligence, carelessness, or irresponsible actions of another person or entity. Mass torts, on the other hand, occur when a company’s negligence broadly affects many people and causes injury, suffering, and/or death in a sizable number of people. If you and other injured individuals join in a mass tort case against a company or group of offending companies, you will receive an individualized settlement or verdict if your case is successful. A mass tort claim may be better if you and others negatively affected by a company’s negligence have suffered dissimilar injuries and damages.
What’s the Difference Between a Class Action Lawsuit and Mass Tort Litigation?
In a class action lawsuit, consumers harmed by a company’s negligent behavior suffer nearly identical injuries and join together to bring a claim against the offending entity. Many people choose the class action route to minimize legal fees and bolster the legitimacy of their claim. When class action lawsuits settle or the court issues a verdict, those bringing the class action receive equal payout shares. However, to effectively join a class action or prove that you have a class action case, you must be able to prove that all plaintiffs suffered calculable losses and very similar injuries.
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Find Out if You Have a Mass Tort or Class Action Lawsuit
At The Simon Law Firm, P.C., we handle mass torts and class actions. We are prepared to help you evaluate your case, decide which approach is most beneficial, and determine which is more likely to succeed. If you have been injured by a corporate entity’s negligence or reckless behavior, contact our personal injury and mass tort attorneys as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?
One of the most important things you need to know if you’ve been injured in an accident is how much time you have to file a claim. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for filing an injury claim is five years from when the injury occurred.
In some cases, where the effects of the injury do not reveal themselves right away, the court may allow you to substitute the date of discovery for the start of the statute of limitations. This is to give the person filing the claim ample time to pursue compensation, no matter the circumstances.
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We understand that this can be a very intimidating time. That is why our St. Louis personal injury lawyers are here to guide you. We evaluate your case with the insight and direction you need. While we understand that money cannot truly compensate you for the injuries you or a loved one has suffered, we fight to obtain the financial recovery you need to pay your bills and move forward.
At The Simon Law Firm, P.C., we handle cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we receive a fee only if we successfully recover an award for you. There is no risk in hiring our firm, so call now to get started.