If you or a loved one have received a diagnosis of mesothelioma, it is vital to do your due diligence before choosing an asbestos attorney for legal representation. Some essential questions to ask when choosing a mesothelioma law firm are:
How much experience should the mesothelioma law firm have that is handling my asbestos claim?
When choosing a mesothelioma law firm for representation, be sure to hand pick one that has experience in asbestos tort litigation. You should base your decision on the firm’s success rate in winning judgments in mesothelioma cases. They could have also settled thousands of cases out of court as well. This makes them skilled negotiators and is also a quality trait. They should be happy to provide you with references from people they have represented and you should speak to them or their family members about the entire experience with your selected law firm.
Will your asbestos attorney work on a contingency basis?
A mesothelioma law firm will work on a contingency basis when it comes to mesothelioma cases, meaning that the client pays nothing in legal fees.
Will someone at the law firm be available for consultation if I have questions or concerns? If I leave a message will it be returned promptly?
Communication should be the key for those battling mesothelioma and selecting an asbestos attorney. The law firm should return all calls and e-mails in a prompt and timely fashion. A point of contact should also be made throughout the case, so that the client is always kept in the loop. Since the client might become quite ill during the case, attorneys and staff should have no problem traveling to meet them and their family. If this becomes problematic early on, a new asbestos attorney should be selected.
Will a mesothelioma lawyer from your law firm personally handle my case?
Many firms use television, the internet and print media to lure in potential clients. Be careful, because some of these firms will try to get you as a client and then farm your case out to the highest bidding law firm. Some of these firms however, might have little to no experience in handling mesothelioma cases. We never farm out our clients’ cases to other firms. Our firm is one of the best law firms in the country when it comes to handling mesothelioma litigation.
Your asbestos attorney should offer expert legal knowledge in the specific medical issues that confront every asbestos exposure case. Their reputation in legal expertise gives should provide the advantage in negotiating considerable settlements on your behalf and on the behalf of all their clients, who deserve to be with families rather than going through a lengthy trial.