Auto Defect Class Action Lawsuits
Los Angeles Attorneys Serving Clients throughout Southern California
A class action lawsuit is different from a typical lawsuit in that a large
number of plaintiffs bring a suit against a defendant or defendants based
on a common set of facts shared by the plaintiffs. For example, hundreds
of people who have suffered because of a defective auto part, like an
airbag, may sue that manufacturer as a plaintiff class rather than file
hundreds of individual lawsuits. The Los Angeles attorneys at The Law
Office of Robert Starr, APC have extensive experience in class action
lawsuits, and we may be able to help you.
(800) 561-8627 now or
contact The Law Office of Robert Starr online to schedule a free consultation about your auto defect class action lawsuit.
Protecting Your Rights to Compensation
When many people are affected by the same manufacturing defect, filing
individual lawsuits becomes impractical. A class action lawsuit allows
you to bring a larger complaint against a manufacturer and receive settlements
at once. The Law Office of Robert Starr, APC has taken on some of the
world's largest automobile manufacturers—including BMW and Nissan—and
recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients.
We handle class action lawsuits involving problems such as:
Airbag recall: Airbags save lives. When they don’t work properly, the consequences
can be devastating. Our firm can help you identify if your car’s
airbags could be considered for class action litigation.
BMW water damage and defects: For BMW 5 Series owners, drainage problems left some models with serious
electrical problems that are costly to resolve. Our firm can help you
determine if proceeding with a class action lawsuit is in your best interest.
CVT: Continuously Variable Transmissions, a variation of regular automatic
transmissions, have shown unique problems that are costly to fix. We can
help you obtain what you need to get your car fixed or repurchased so
you can buy a different one.
California Class Action Lawsuits
In order to avoid flooding courts with hundreds or thousands of individual
lawsuits against the same defendant, class action claims are heard in
one case with one attorney or a group of class action attorneys representing
the entire class of plaintiffs.
In California, in order to qualify as a class, there must be:
- Common questions of law or fact that are shared among the class
- Shared claims or defenses with representatives who present the same factual
and legal issues as the class
- Class representatives who can adequately represent the class
The same standards as individual lawsuits apply here. Defendants must be
found liable for causing injury to the plaintiffs. The main difference
involves the procedures used to litigate the case. Class actions are complicated
legal matters that require experienced counsel.
The Los Angeles attorneys at The Law Office of Robert Starr, APC have served
as lead counsel on a number of notable class action cases. If you believe
that you may have a class action lawsuit, we are here to protect your rights.
(800) 561-8627 now to learn more about proceeding with your case.