When choosing an asbestos law firm to represent you in a personal injury claim involving asbestos exposure, you’ll want to make absolute certain that the lawyers you choose to pursue your case are of the very best quality—with all of the tools and qualities necessary to secure a settlement or award on your behalf. Because firms specializing in asbestos cases are now so common in the legal market, you’ll need to know precisely what to look for in a firm, rather than simply choosing the first one you see on a television commercial. (And rest assured, you’re likely to see plenty of those—not to mention billboards, mail-outs and more.)
Here are the top five qualities to look for in an asbestos law firm when choosing a team to represent your legal rights and financial future:
Law Firm Quality Number One: The cumulative experience of all partners and associates adds up to 50 or more years in mesothelioma litigation.
Asbestos cases are complex and require a great deal of knowledge about the science behind asbestos and its related illnesses. Gaining that vital knowledge requires several years of experience in asbestos law exclusively. Ideally, you’ll want to look for a firm with multiple experienced attorneys on staff. Those attorneys should have at least 50 years of cumulative experience in asbestos law to truly rank among the best of the best.
Law Firm Quality Number Two: The whole staff makes you feel comfortable and confident in your case.
The asbestos law firm you choose to work with will be by your side through what is likely to be the most emotionally and physically trying period of your life. You’ll want to feel comfortable and secure during this process and should seek out a firm whose attorneys and support staff, alike, satisfy your personal sense of trust and support.
Law Firm Quality Number Three: It’s easy to get in touch with someone from the firm when you have a question or concern, and they seem genuinely interested in your input.
Because you will likely be ill and undergoing treatment during the course of your claim, you will not want to deal with the inconvenience of a firm that doesn’t return phone calls or emails in a timely fashion. You’ll also need a firm that welcomes your input and keeps you involved throughout the legal process.
Law Firm Quality Number Four: They have a list of satisfied clients willing to offer testimonials on their behalf.
A high-quality asbestos law firm will have testimonials or a client reference list available for you to consult, prior to making your decision. If such materials are not offered to you, don’t be afraid to ask for contact information of satisfied former clients (or their families) with which to verify the claims of past successes made by the firm.