Products liability lawyers represent companies or individuals in lawsuits arising out of alleged defects in consumer products that cause injuries to the public, generally in class action lawsuits. Because products liability cases involve many parties, jurisdictions, and claims, they are complex and often long-lasting cases. In large law firms, products liability attorneys most often represent the companies being sued by a group, or class, of plaintiffs. Plaintiffs’ attorneys generally operate out of smaller firms and often take cases on contingency basis, meaning the attorneys do not earn any fees unless they reach a settlement or a victory in court. Products liability cases often involve very large and long discovery processes.