If you have ever thought about filing a class action lawsuit against your local plumbing company then you may want to read this article. Specifically, we’ll discuss the facts of the Class Action Lawsuit and what you should expect when you do file such a lawsuit. But first, I want to briefly explain exactly what a class action lawsuit is. So let’s begin with the basics.
A Class Action Lawsuit is a legal suit in which multiple plaintiffs bring a lawsuit together in a single court against a defendant that has injured them through negligence regarding one or more defects in the products or services that they have purchased. So long as the Class isn’t too large, it makes for a more efficient venue for a lawsuit as well as a faster and more efficient trial. Basically all the members of the Class will receive the same damages unless there are separate lawsuits for different products or services. And in the case of Quest pipes, if your local plumbers union has a class action lawsuit going against the company for exposing you to dangerous lead piping, you may very well be part of that lawsuit. The pipes were installed by a subcontractor and were put into your home through the connection of a manhole tap.
Now, let’s talk about what you can expect when you do file a class action lawsuit. In most instances, you’ll need to send a proof of claim along with a signed settlement agreement to the company that placed the pipes in your home. You will also need to provide them with copies of medical reports that reveal lead poisoning or other dangerous side effects. It’s also advisable to keep a camera handy and take pictures of any suspicious pipes. If you know that you have health related problems and are worried about getting lead poisoning, then it’s best to call a professional and ask to be taken pictures while the pipes are being installed. This will be required documentation when you go to court to pursue a lawsuit against the company.
Once you have the evidence in hand, you can expect the company to turn over documents related to the pipes. You’ll want to read through everything carefully to make sure that you understand what you’re being told. If there is information that you do not agree with, you can hire an attorney that is part of the local plumbers union and go to court without a doubt. The goal is to get the courts to rule in your favor by proving that the company was negligent and did nothing to rectify the situation.
If the company is able to convince the court that it did nothing wrong, they will be rewarded with a large settlement. Unfortunately, it’s not always the case. Sometimes companies are able to convince their attorneys that they only acted in good faith because the cost of a class action lawsuit would be too high. For these reasons, it is important to always keep an eye on local resources so that you can stay on top of the situation and ensure that you’re protected.
The class action lawsuit process is similar for pipe repair as it is for any other warranty policy. The goal is to receive a fair and equitable settlement and you can usually achieve just that with the help of a local plumbing association. If you have become the victim of negligent service of Quest plumbers, contact the local plumber’s union to find out more information. You may just be the next client that benefits from a successful lawsuit.