How To Determine If You Have A Mass Tort Case
- Casey Hamm
- December 27, 2018
How To Determine If You Have A Mass Tort Case If you were injured along with numerous other individuals, or a loved one has died, through the fault of a corporation, you may have a mass tort (civil) case.
The purpose of a mass tort case is to file a complaint in a civil court for monetary (money) damages to compensate for your injuries or the death of a loved one. When such a civil wrong has occurred, the corporation can be sued to compensate you and the others injured by the wrongful act.
How Long Does a Mass Tort Lawsuit Take? The complexities of a mass tort lawsuit process vary with some cases resolving within months to others taking years to settle. While that may be discouraging news, it’s important to know this in advance and prepare for what’s ahead.
Preparing a mass tort lawsuit involves research, investigations, witness interviews, depositions, motion filing, negotiations, litigation, and in many cases, a trial. Upon meeting with a Zanes Law attorney about your mass tort case, we may give you an estimate of how long the process might take, but no attorney can or should guarantee a timeline. The timeline is affected by many factors outside the attorney’s control.
The number of injured plaintiffs, the types and severity of injuries, the collection of evidence, locating and interviewing witnesses, deposing expert witnesses, actions, and responses of the defendant, settlement negotiations and the court process itself, among many other factors, affect the length of time to resolve mass tort cases.
If this describes your situation, contact Zanes Law. Call 844.926.3752. Or send us a note through our contact form.