Mesothelioma is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral that is used in the composition of many industrial products due to its resistance to heat and fire, as well as its overall affordability. Due to mesothelioma’s link to asbestos exposure, Goldberg, Persky & White P.C. the disease is preventable if manufacturers of the toxic fibers properly disclosed its health hazards. Due to asbestos being a complicated tort that involves statutes of limitation among other stipulations, it is important mesothelioma patients and their families get the right legal representation when filing a claim for financial recovery.
The initial step in trying to understand more about how a mesothelioma lawsuit works, consulting with an attorney experienced in the asbestos tort would be saving mesothelioma patients and their families time so they can focus their energies in receiving treatment and healing. Mesothelioma cases can be costly. Selecting the right legal representation would include an attorney who will take the case on a contingency fee, meaning they do not get paid unless your case settles or goes to court with a winning verdict.
Research the different mesothelioma law firms, inquire how many cases they accept and reject. A firm that accepts all cases may not be devoting sufficient time and attention to each case. Most firms offer free case consultations, which can be beneficial for the mesothelioma patient and their families in order to ask questions and get the right answers. It would also be helpful to ask the attorney to walk them through the legal process involved when filing a mesothelioma claim.
Ask to look at the firm’s track record on their mesothelioma cases. Have they settled majority of them? If not, were they able to obtain a winning verdict in court? If they do not have a track record, or not enough to base a decision on, then it is advised you search for another firm to handle your case. A firm’s track record shows you their history with cases like yours. If their records show they are unable to show you any consistent results, they probably lack the experience needed to have a successful case.