Many individuals who develop mesothelioma are unaware of their legal rights and options. Unfortunately, due to the latency period, individuals often feel that there’s nothing they can do to hold the negligent party accountable.
However, there is legal action that may be taken after diagnosis of mesothelioma or after death caused by mesothelioma. State laws determine how long a person has to file, but these types of cases can be difficult to navigate on your own.
Who Is Responsible for Paying the Damages?
One of the more complicated things to understand is who is responsible for the expenses individuals may recover after suffering mesothelioma. Because many people feel that too much time has passed since the exposure for them to recover compensation, they don’t even consider the possibilities.
However, it’s important to know that the manufacturer of the asbestos, the company that installed the asbestos, an insurance company, or an asbestos victims’ trust fund may be responsible for assuming liability and paying out compensation if warranted.
Many cases of mesothelioma result in settlements, but it needs to be shown that the individual had exposure to asbestos, there was negligence, and it was the direct cause of the mesothelioma. Lawsuits must also be filed in a specific amount of time with proper paperwork.
Why Hire a Lawyer
Going through any legal matter, whether through settlement or trial, can be daunting. There is so much to consider that going on your own can be a mistake if you don’t have the right resources or experience in these matters.
This makes it very important to have a mesothelioma attorney on your side so you can fully understand your rights and options. This can help you know what to expect, as well as the different pieces of evidence you need to successfully secure the compensation you need.
Our team at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. has significant experience helping those with mesothelioma seek the legal action necessary to obtain justice. We have helped countless individuals get through their difficult times and move forward with confidence.
Call our firm today at (877) 958-7920 to speak with a legal advocate.