Class Actions and Differing Injuries

Often when a large group of people are injured by the same defendant, the injuries vary from person to person. Differing damages do not prevent a class action.

In a liability issue, the courts will look at whether or not a wrong was committed, and that can be determined in that one case that is the same as all of them from a liability stand point. Then after liability is established, the case may be sent out to a Special Master or smaller cases for the specific damages, but the courts would like to have the liability issue all handled in one case.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]