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Alberta Class Action Lawyer

Hammer Injury Law understands that class actions are about more than individual cases. They’re about protecting our communities. Whether it’s defective products, environmental harm, or corporate negligence, we are here to advocate for Albertans who have been wronged.  If you believe you may be part of a potential class action, contact Hammer Injury Law for a free consultation.

Rick Mallett, Lawyer of the Year for Class Action Law in Edmonton by Best Lawyers

Hammer Injury Law Founder, Rick Mallett was named Lawyer of the Year for Class Action Law in Edmonton by Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is an international organization that surveys legal professionals to rate their peers. Lawyer of the Year is uniquely special because there is only one per region per category. This award speaks to Rick’s dedication to Class Action Law in Edmonton, and highlights the quality of representation you receive when you choose Rick Mallett to advance your class action lawsuit.

 

Rick has been consistently selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers, one of the legal industry’s most respected peer-review publications. This recognition highlights his dedication to his clients and his established reputation within the legal community. This recognition highlights his commitment to providing personalized legal representation and his established reputation within the legal community.

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Types of Class Action Lawsuits

Class action lawsuits are a useful tool in the justice system to allow the courts to officially handle many claims that have the same elements and liabilities. Some typical class action lawsuits are as follows:

  • Consumer Protection: Price-fixing by companies, false advertising, defective products, or misleading sales practices.
  • Employment Law: Wage and hour violations, discrimination, wrongful termination, workplace safety issues.
  • Environmental Harm: Pollution, hazardous waste spills, or other actions that damage natural resources and affect communities.
  • Securities Fraud: Misleading investors, insider trading, or other schemes that manipulate financial markets.
  • Data Breaches: Failure to protect personal information, leading to identity theft or other damages.
  • Medical Malpractice: Dangerous pharmaceuticals, defective medical devices, or widespread negligence in healthcare settings.

 

Of course, there are more class action lawsuits than this list. If you feel an organization or institution has wronged you and it isn’t described above, please do not hesitate to contact Hammer Injury Law today to discuss your case.

Do You Have A Class Action Case?

It only takes a few minutes to learn if you have a class action case. Fill out the form below to contact Rick Mallett and begin the process of assessing if you have a class action file.

In a class action lawsuit, one or a few individuals (“representatives”) sue on behalf of a larger group of people (the “class”) who have all suffered similar harm at the hands of the same defendant(s). This allows many claims to be settled collectively instead of through individual lawsuits.

    • Access to Justice: They allow individuals with small claims to obtain legal representation that they might not otherwise afford.
    • Strength in Numbers: Class actions give individuals more power when going up against large companies or institutions.
    • Efficiency: They avoid overwhelming the court system with many separate lawsuits about the same issue.
    • Deterrence: Class actions can deter companies from engaging in harmful practices in the future.
    1. Contact a Lawyer: A lawyer experienced in class actions can assess your situation and determine if you qualify to join.
    2. Certification: The court must “certify” the case as a class action before it formally proceeds.

Typically, no. Class action lawyers often work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if they win or secure a settlement. Their payment comes as a percentage of the overall award.

Unfortunately, class actions can take years to resolve. They involve investigations, certification hearings, potentially complex litigation, and sometimes appeals.

It’s impossible to say before a case resolves. Each class member’s award depends on the total settlement/verdict, the number of claimants, and individual circumstances.

If the case is lost and your lawyer worked on contingency, you won’t owe legal fees.

Lawyers typically work on contingency, getting a percentage of the recovered funds. Courts also oversee legal fees to ensure they are fair.