The legality of red light cameras in Florida has been challenged for years. The 4th District Court of Appeals agreed that the tickets are void and that it violates Florida law.
The next step in this process is to investigate more facts to determine if it is necessary to consolidate all the cases into a class action lawsuit. Part of this investigation process includes contacting people who received tickets from red light cameras, and determining whether a class action could help them.
The class action would include those who received these violations in Florida after July 1, 2010. It would attempt to recover money paid by drivers and/or car owners who received red light ticket violations. One of the benefits of a class action lawsuit is that they are handled on a contingency basis, which means that those included as plaintiffs in the lawsuit don’t owe any money to their attorney’s unless they receive a favorable judgment. What this means is that the law firms will front all costs of litigation, and it costs no money for your participation.
To participate as a class representative in the class action – meaning that you will be the named party, and suing on behalf of other people who have similar claims – you must meet the following three requirements:
1) The class representative must have received a Notice of Violation (NOV) for $158.00 or a Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC) or $277.00 after July 1, 2010. The NOV and/or UTC must have been paid without having first gone to court.
2) The NOV or UTC must have been issued in Florida after July 1, 2010.
3) The class representative must have a clean history (no criminal convictions).
Those who received a NOV or UTC while driving a rental vehicle may also apply for this class action.
Class representatives are not guaranteed any additional recovery than everyone else in the class, and the class representative is expected to attend depositions, as well as engage in other time-consuming tasks.
For more information, contact a Gacovino Lake attorney at 1-800-246-HURT (4878). Feel free to stop by our website for more information.