How Do I Know if I am Eligible for a Class Action?

News features

If you’ve read the news lately, it seems there are class action suits everywhere, from GM to Comcast to Vitaminwater. Usually, they have nothing to do with you or me.
But, if you think you may have an injury or claim similar to the class action, how do you join? How can you find out if there is a class action lawsuit for your injury?

Notices
Class actions cases usually start out as a lawsuit filed by one plaintiff for a common injury that many other people may also have a claim for.
The people filing the class action will try to find and notify all eligible members of the “class” who may have the same claim. If you are eligible, you’ll often get a notice in the mail explaining the litigation and your options.
Opt-in or Opt-out
Read the notice carefully. Usually, members of the class are automatically part of the lawsuit and do not have to do anything. However, some class actions may require you to take action to opt-in by filing a claim form.
More commonly, you won’t have to take any action unless you want to opt-out, meaning you do not want to be included in the lawsuit. If you opt-out, you won’t get any benefits from the class action lawsuit, but you can file your own lawsuit later on.
No Notice?
If you haven’t received a notice for a class action, it does not necessarily mean that you are not eligible. If you think you may be eligible to participate in a class action, you will need to contact the attorneys representing the class. Notify them of your claim, and ask to be put on the class registry.
Is There a Class Action Lawsuit Out There?
If you are wondering if there is a current class action suit relating to your injury, there are online databases that maintain a list of pending class action suits, such as Consumer-Action.org and ClassAction.org.
If you have an injury and would like to pursue an individual lawsuit or class action lawsuit, an experienced personal injury attorney will be able to help you assess your options.
Related Resources:

Have an injury claim? Get your claim reviewed for free. (Consumer Injury)
Legal How-To: Opting In to a Class Action Suit (FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life)
How Does a Lawsuit Become a Class Action? (FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life)
Class Action Suit Filed Against Ga. Private Probation Company (FindLaw’s U.S. Eleventh Circuit)

Source: Legal Law Firm

Personal Injury Results

SETTLED MILLIONS

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Neck Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Neck Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement

Broward County

Settled Millions

Premises Liability

Neck/Back Injury

Policy Limits

Miami-Dade County

Settled Millions

Negligence

Neck/Back Injury

Policy Limits

Miami-Dade County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Back Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement

St. Lucie County

Settled Millions

Motorcycle Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

Policy Limits Settlement

Martin County

Settled Millions

Bicycle Accident

Leg amputation

Policy Limits Settlement

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Fractures & Herniations

Policy Limits Settlement

Miami-Dade County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Neck & Back Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement

Martin County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Neck & Back Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Neck & Back Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement

Broward County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Neck & Back Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits Settlement

Miami-Dade County

Settled Millions

Motorcycle Accident

Fractures/Broken

Policy Limits Settlement

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Fractures & Herniations

Policy Limits Settlement

Martin County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Neck Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Neck Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits

Miami-Dade County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Neck Injury

Policy Limits

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Back Injury

Policy Limits

Broward County

Settled Millions

Truck Accident

Neck Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Neck Injury

Policy Limits

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Wrongful Death

Policy Limits

Martin County

Settled Millions

Trip & Fall Premises

Spine Injury

Policy Limits

Miami-Dade County

Settled Millions

Slip & Fall Premises

Spine Injury/Surgery

Policy Limits

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Motorcycle

Neck

Policy Limits

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Motorcycle Car Accident

Paralysis & Brain Injury

Policy Limits

Martin County

Settled Millions

Bicycle Accident

Head, Neck & Spine Injury

Policy Limits

Miami-Dade County

Settled Millions

Pedestrian Car Accident

Wrongful Death

Policy Limits

St. Lucie County

Settled Millions

Motorcycle Car Accident

Paralysis & Brain Injury

Policy Limits

St. Lucie County

Settled Millions

Bicycle Car Accident

Paraplegic/wheelchair

Policy Limits

Palm Beach County

Settled Millions

Car Accident

Paraplegic/wheelchair

Policy Limits

Broward County
Personal Injury Lawyers

FREE case evaluation

SUBMIT CASE DETAILS

Want Case Evaluation Priority?

Submit your case to our Priority Evaluation list.

Yes! I want Priority Case Evaluation

Office Locations

Palm Beach Gardens

Injury Legal Firm

3801 PGA Blvd #600

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Appointment Only

West Palm Beach

Injury Legal Firm

3001 Broadway

West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Send Mail Here

Miami

Injury Legal Firm

7695 SW 104th St Ste 230

Miami, Florida 33156

Appointment Only

New York

Injury Legal Firm

155 E. 49th St, St 7E

New York, NY 10017

Appointment Only