Class Action Lawsuits

A class action is a type of complex lawsuit in which one or more plaintiffs file and prosecute on behalf of a “class” or a larger group of similarly affected individuals. When the same party injures multiple people, a class action lawsuit may be filed instead of an independent individual lawsuit. This kind of lawsuit allows a single plaintiff to sue the defendant(s) on behalf of everyone injured or wronged. Rather than filing individual lawsuits against the defendant, which would be time-consuming and expensive, all injured parties may seek justice through a single proceeding in a class action lawsuit. Grouping the individual lawsuits into a class action makes them more easily manageable by the courts by increasing efficiency and lowering litigation costs. This ideally helps victims obtain compensation in a more timely manner. These cases, by their nature, are very complex requiring the type of experience, expertise, and past results The Cochran Firm and its attorneys have obtained.

Once the case has been certified as a class action lawsuit, the court will order that each victim be notified of the class action, and they will become part of the class unless they wish to opt-out. When a settlement is reached, the courts will decide how to distribute the recovery among the lead plaintiff(s) and the remainder of the class.

To learn more about your options, contact The Cochran Firm for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.

Common Types of Class Action Lawsuits

The goal of a class action lawsuit is to find a solution as issued by a judge and assist those who were harmed by compensating for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Class actions can occur when a large number of people are negatively affected by the following examples:

  • Dangerous pharmaceuticals: Zantac, Johnson and Johnson baby powder (talc)
  • Environmental: BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
  • Dangerous products: Phillip Morris & R. J. Reynolds (cigarettes)
  • Securities fraud: Enron Fraud Case
  • Accounting fraud: Worldcom Fraud Case
  • Products cases with multiple claimants or defendants 

The Cochran Firm is Here to Help

At The Cochran Firm, we are here to serve the injured. We stand up for our community and clients by representing the injured and those wronged in potential class actions cases across the United States. When you partner with The Cochran Firm, you become a part of the Cochran family. Our experienced attorneys and staff are here for you. If you have been injured or suffer financial losses due to another party's wrongdoing, please contact us today for a free, no-obligation initial consultation. We will answer your questions and address your concerns with kind, knowledgeable counsel.  

How The Cochran Firm Can Help

At The Cochran Firm, we represent clients across America in class actions against businesses, insurance companies, banks, and other big corporations that have caused harm through fraud or negligent and wrongful acts. It is our mission to support those who have suffered due to negligence, fraud, or wrongdoing and we are committed to standing up for our clients in this time of need.

We will support you through every step of your case.

Here is what sets our Class Action attorneys at The Cochran Firm apart:

  • Our history of results.
  • We take your case seriously and the quality of our services matter.
  • We think of you as part of our family.
  • We keep you informed through the process.
  • We use our expertise, experience, and resources to accomplish justice for you.
  • We seek the fullest financial compensation permitted under the law for you.

If you are in a position where you are considering or have questions about a class action lawsuit, you are most likely dealing with one of life's most stressful moments. At The Cochran Firm, we help to ease your concerns and worries. Our experienced attorneys can handle every phase of your case so that you can concentrate on financial and/or physical recovery. 
Understanding class actions can help if you or someone you know may qualify for a class action lawsuit. In our commitment to serving our clients, the attorneys at The Cochran Firm handle class actions throughout America. We are here to ease your concerns and seek justice on your behalf during a difficult time. If you would like to speak with someone at The Cochran Firm, please contact us today. We look forward to assisting you.