Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQ
Making the decision to pursue a lawsuit and work with a lawyer may seem incredibly stressful and overwhelming, but we are here to answer your questions. Below are some common questions you may have about working with a mesothelioma lawyer.
If you have additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact our team today.
Why should I hire a lawyer who specializes in mesothelioma cases?
You may already know an attorney you like and trust, or you may be considering hiring a lawyer from a law firm that handles a variety of personal injury cases.
However, due to the incredibly complex nature of asbestos litigation, only an experienced mesothelioma attorney should handle mesothelioma lawsuits.
A general personal injury lawyer may have a difficult time knowing where and when you were exposed and which defendants to pursue to help maximize your compensation.
Can I pursue a lawsuit or asbestos trust fund claim on my own?
Although you have the right to represent yourself in court, it would be almost impossible for you to receive any compensation this way.
Mesothelioma is a life-threatening and aggressive cancer, and it’s not worth your energy to try and file extremely complicated legal paperwork. Without the help of a lawyer, you will be responsible for identifying each manufacturer, proving that they caused your illness, and then defend your claims against professional, corporate lawyers.
It’s just as hard to receive compensation through an asbestos trust fund claim without a lawyer.
What if I can’t afford a lawyer?
You can afford a lawyer even if you have no money in the bank. As previously mentioned, mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to pay any money unless you win your case.
Do I have to sue my employer?
No. In most cases, employers who used asbestos-containing products had no idea that asbestos was a danger to their employees. It was asbestos-containing product manufacturers who got early warnings and evidence of the dangers of asbestos and chose to hide it.
When should I contact an attorney?
You should contact an attorney as soon as possible after you are diagnosed with mesothelioma.
As mentioned earlier, there are strict time limits to file a claim, and they vary by state. By quickly contacting a mesothelioma lawyer, you may be able to file your claim within these limits.
Skilled mesothelioma lawyers will work tirelessly to secure compensation in as little time as possible, but they cannot help until you contact them.