This month we will cover two sides of mesothelioma: the legal elements and the medical elements. Each side of this disease can be heavily daunting. One side of the coin gives you a diagnosis that in a large majority of the cases is fatal within 2 years. There are many obstacles to cover to prolong life and protect and preserve the quality of life that remains. The other side of the coin represents the law and the illegal exposure to asbestos that was the cause of your deadly illness. Most will want to legally pursue options to hold the parties of this exposure responsible and go after monetary compensation.
Your first inclination about asbestos-related illness will come from a medical diagnosis. Most people are devastated and do not know exactly where to begin. Finding a medical professional or specialist near you will be your first priority. Your next priority will be to understand the legal implications of the negligence of others afflicting you with a deadly disease and you will want to take legal recourse.
Both sides of this coin represent a battle – each with specific steps and understandings you must comprehend and master in order to win the war. This months’ blogs will help to empower you with information to cover both fronts.
Finding an asbestos attorney that you feel comfortable with is important because theywill be very involved with you and your family for up to two years of your life. During this time, no doubt, you will struggle with severe mesothelioma symptoms or severe symptoms of an asbestos-related disease. Everyone’s circumstance is unique and a search for professional legal help should be accompanied by finding out which qualities an asbestos lawyer should possess.
The thorough evaluation of a mesothelioma law firm experienced in toxic tort cases is mandatory to ensure your case will be successful. Most states have a statute of limitations as to when a victim of asbestos exposure can file a claim. Any law firm you contact should immediately make you aware of this. There are many other identifying characteristics of an experienced asbestos attorney to identify. Victims and their families should take into consideration several things when selecting the right law firm.
One characteristic that is extremely important is successful experience. Prospective law firms should be comfortable sharing with you the number of cases they have won and lost dealing with asbestos and answering any questions you may have. They should also clearly identify for you what is required to achieve a favorable outcome.
Another characteristic to consider when searching for an asbestos attorney is their referral rate. Often the best indication of how former clients favor an asbestos attorney, a referral rate will indicate how a law firm will treat their clients from start to finish while working on a case. A high referral rate also shows a commitment to quality client services and their real level of expertise within the court system for these types of cases.