James D. Piel grew up in a small farming community in north-central Oklahoma and... more
James D. Piel grew up in a small farming community in north-central Oklahoma and quickly learned that average people are far more important than, although often treated by the American justice system as far less important than, businesses and corporations. Following graduation from the Georgetown University Law Center, Jim started his legal practice at a major law firm and found himself e... view profile
I am attorney Henry D. Drewinko, and I have devoted more than 20 years to helping... more
I am attorney Henry D. Drewinko, and I have devoted more than 20 years to helping people who have been injured in all types of accidents. I know the setbacks that people face as they work to recover the lives they had before their accidents. I am committed to helping my clients get what they need to be able to pick themselves up and move forward. When people have been injured, their lives are ... view profile
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.