Only one person is needed to start a class action. Once our auto attorneys identify a person who has been impacted by the event (for example, identifying a person who owns one of the recalled cars), we have the ability to file the class action. The person who brings the lawsuit is the “class representative,” and the case is brought on behalf of all others similarly situated. If the defect is serious enough, there may also be potential wrongful death suit or wrongful death claims separately filed.
If multiple class action lawsuits are brought at the same time by different law firms, the court may consolidate them into one case.