To determine whether you are eligible for inclusion in class action lawsuits, contact a class action lawyer from our Kansas City, Missouri-area law firm today.





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Class Action Lawsuits: A Lawyer from Our Offices in the Kansas City, Missouri Area Can Help

If you believe that you are eligible for inclusion in one or more class action lawsuits, a lawyer from our law firm serving the Kansas City, Missouri area may be able to help. At the law offices of Beam-Ward, Kruse, Wilson & Fletes, LLC, our experienced attorneys have handled and participated in many class action lawsuits in the Kansas and Missouri region.

Our team of aggressive, knowledgeable attorneys has intimate knowledge of the law in the states of Kansas and Missouri and can provide you with practical legal advice on how best to proceed with your case. They can help determine your eligibility for inclusion in a particular case and, if you are eligible, prepare the necessary legal documents that designate you as one of the plaintiffs. To learn more about your entitlements in class action lawsuits, contact a lawyer from our Kansas City, Missouri-area law firm today.

What are class action lawsuits?

Class action lawsuits are cases in which an individual or small group of persons files a lawsuit on behalf of a much larger group of individuals. Class action lawsuits are used by the courts instead of individual lawsuits when at least two factors are present: 1) all of the involved plaintiff parties have similar claims for damages against the same party, and 2) the number of parties affected is so large that it would place an undue burden on the court system and the defendant to try all of the cases individually.

Typically, class action lawsuits involve large corporations or business entities that have the ability to affect the lives of a large number of individuals. The ruling in the case is binding for the entire class of plaintiffs filing claims against the defendant. If the case ends in a successful recovery, the defendant is penalized one lump sum as opposed to numerous penalties that may range in value for a multitude of individual lawsuits. This singe penalty is then divided amongst all of the members of the class action.

There are numerous advantages to trying groups of claims as class action lawsuits. Because the defendant in a class action case is usually a very large, wealthy business entity, a class action case may be the only way for individuals to bring suit against it effectively. The resources and wealth of large corporations mean that many individual cases brought against them are either settled out of court, meaning that the roots of the issues may not be rectified, or that the corporation is simply never held accountable because the cost of litigation is prohibitive for the plaintiff.

Class action lawsuits are not only a way to award damages to a large number of parties, but they also serve as a deterrent to corporate neglect and wrongdoing. Whereas individual lawsuits may result in small payouts that affect the overall financial standing of a large corporation very little, a class action suit often results in a very large sum of money being awarded. Part of the purpose of this large sum is to convince the defendant to solve the issue at hand and prevent it from happening in the future.

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Am I eligible for a class action?

If you believe that you belong to a group of individuals who have suffered an injury or been afflicted in some other way as a result of wrongdoing by a single party or business entity, you may be eligible for inclusion in one or more class action lawsuits. Some examples of class actions are claims made by industrial workers who have been made ill by asbestos exposure, claims made by consumers of a defective product, claims made by consumers who have paid inflated prices for a product in an illegally monopolized market, or claims made by homeowners in a neighborhood that has been harmed by a company’s negligent or illegal business practices. To determine whether you are eligible for compensation or to learn more about class action lawsuits, contact a lawyer from our offices serving the Kansas City, Missouri area today.

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Contact a Class Action Lawyer

To schedule a case review or to learn more about your eligibility to join in class action lawsuits, contact a lawyer from our firm today. Our offices in the Kansas City, Missouri area can help you get the compensation you deserve.

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