How to Hire a Asbestos Lawyer

Mesothelioma is a disease caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma victims almost always win money damages if they sue, but the cases can be complicated and a mesothelioma lawyer is usually needed to identify the parties who are liable for the asbestos exposure (asbestos manufacturers, insurance companies, or asbestos victims’ trust funds) and begin the lawsuit or settlement process. Because mesothelioma cases are a specialized legal niche it’s important to understand how mesothelioma lawyers operate and how to hire a good one.
How to Hire a Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lawyer The Legal Background People who find out that they are suffering from mesothelioma (often as a result of working with asbestos) usually have an excellent chance of recovering substantial money damages — either from the company that manufactured or installed the asbestos, or from an asbestos victims’ trust fund. But these cases can get complex, especially from a medical standpoint, since mesothelioma often shows up 10 to 40 years after exposure to asbestos. Having an experienced attorney on your side — especially one with a record of success in mesothelioma cases — can make all the difference. (To learn more about mesothelioma cases, read Nolo’s article Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits: What to Expect.) Finding the right mesothelioma lawyer can be key to your case, but it can also take time and effort. If you are not feeling well, make sure you get help from a consumer savvy relative or friend. As discussed below, you’ll get the best results if you do careful research as to a lawyer’s qualifications and track record and then interview several. You also may need to bargain as to the amount of the contingency fee and other costs. Ways to Find the Right Mesothelioma Lawyer Ask former colleagues. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, chances are good that people who you worked with at the time of your exposure also suffer from it and may have already hired a lawyer and filed a lawsuit. If they have achieved a good result through a lawyer they like and respect, this is one good place to start. Check Nolo’s online Lawyer Directory. Some attorneys featured in Nolo’s lawyer directory handle mesothelioma cases (full disclosure: lawyers pay a fee to list with Nolo). These attorneys have filled out a detailed profile containing valuable information about their schooling, professional background, legal specialties, and personal attitudes. While there are also a number of other legal directories, we believe Nolo’s provides the most consumer friendly information. Go to the Mesothelioma – Asbestos section of Nolo’s Lawyer Directory to find a mesothelioma attorney in your area. Investigate lawyers online. Because mesothelioma cases can be so profitable, many law firms spend big dollars on Internet ads and websites. Just Google mesothelioma lawyer and you’ll find a long list. Click on a few ads or websites and you’ll see that everyone claims to be the best of the best. How do you cut through all this hype to focus on a short list of hopefully excellent mesothelioma lawyers? We recommend that you carefully read the legal information each lawyer provides. In our experience lawyers who provide well-written, in-depth information demonstrate a superior sensitivity to client needs. By the same token, we distrust lawyers who say little more than “I can get you millions pronto — trust me.”
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