If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are likely confused, frightened, and uncertain about your future. While you may have found the very best doctor to diagnose and treat this virulent cancer, you and your family face mounting medical bills and a dwindling bank account as you go forward with your care and wonder how you will possibly manage these expenses. You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical expenses. Hiring an experienced, caring mesothelioma lawyer is one of the most important step you can take when confronted with the myriad of problems associated with a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
Asbestos litigation is extremely complex and demanding. It requires skills and experience in a number of areas. Attorneys who specialize in this field must be familiar with: the history and morphology of asbestos;its uses over time by companies involved in the asbestos industry;the history and development of legislation to control and ban the use of asbestos;the discovery of its toxicity and carcinogenicity;complex medical issues; unique interpretations of product liability laws; and the applicable procedural rules and formalities of the litigation process.
For decades, victims who have developed asbestos-related diseases from exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products have been filing claims against companies responsible for their plight and, in many instances, recovered compensation. Today, there are a lot of attorneys competing to handle mesothelioma cases. It is important that you find the right one to advise you about legal options and to help you obtain the highest compensation possible to secure your family’s financial future.
What Will A Lawyer Do For Me?
You have several options to recover compensation, including a lawsuit, asbestos-bankruptcy claims and claims for veteran’s benefits. An experienced asbestos attorney can explain each of these and help you reach a decision about which avenue you should pursue. For each option, you will need certain evidence to support your claim, including documents and witness testimony confirming the circumstances of your exposure, medical evidence confirming a diagnosis and causality of specific products. Your attorney must possess a demonstrated ability to persuade a jury or trustee of the validity and value of your claim. An experienced asbestos lawyer will advise you about the merits of your case,the strength of the expected opposition and its attorneys, your chances of getting a settlement and the risks of having to take your case to trial, and the percentage he will take of any verdict, settlement or award.
Asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma can take fifty years or more to develop following exposure. Tracking down the entities responsible for your exposure, identifying their products, and holding them accountable can be a long, arduous process. An experienced asbestos lawyer appreciates the niceties of the details of your claim that must be established for you to obtain compensation. Shouldyou decide to pursue a lawsuit, the opposition will be daunting. Asbestos cases often involve suing large, sometimes multinational corporations. In most cases, their attorneys will be of the highest caliber with years of experience defending their client. You need an attorney with skills to match.
What Should I Look For When Hiring An Attorney?
It is important that the attorney or law firm that you hire be knowledgeable in all aspects of state and federal asbestos laws. He must know and understand all asbestos-related diseases, particularly malignant mesothelioma, as these diseases are different and will involve extensive interaction with very sophisticated medical experts. He should have appreciable investigative skills necessary to research not only the evidence sufficient to establish your exposure, but also records of the company or companies responsible, the presentation and results of previous lawsuit against these companies, and the approaches their attorneys have taken in court and settlement negotiations. You will be spending a considerable amount of time with your attorney, so he must have experience dealing with the emotional and financial trauma that mesothelioma victims and their families live every day.
Can I Afford An Attorney?
Asbestos lawyers work on contingency. This means that they do not get paid unless they obtain a successful verdict or settlement for you. You can afford and should hire the best possible attorney.
Contact Stern Law, PPLC
At Stern Law, PPLC we appreciate how difficult a diagnosis can be. You and your family are going through an extremely difficult time, physically, emotionally, and financially. We can help. For decades, we have successfully represented other mesothelioma victims and want to help you deal with this terrible disease and its consequences. To schedule a free consultation, contact us at (844) 808-7529 to learn more about available legal rights and options. You and your loved ones may be entitled to significant compensation. We are ready to make a difference, so don’t wait-pick up the phone and call us.