When you have been exposed to asbestos, you may not even realize it at the time. This could have been recent, or it could have been many decades ago. Even a small amount of exposure to asbestos can cause permanent damage because the asbestos particles cling to the lining of your organs if you inhaled them. When you discovered that you are ill because of this asbestos exposure, you want to ensure you have the legal representation necessary when you go to court and file your claim. So, how do you find an asbestos lawyer who can handle your case? Can your asbestos lawyer help determine who is responsible for exposing you to asbestos and thus who you should sue? Skilled personal injury lawyers have been working with victims of asbestos or with victim’s families for many years now, and can confidently say that they will gather as much evidence as possible and work hard to pursue compensation for your illness. For more information on how a lawyer can help, please reach out to a law office that specializes in personal injury today.
What should I look for when I hire an asbestos lawyer?
Many people may think that they have an open and shut case when it comes to asbestos commercials. When you are suffering from one of the most common illnesses—mesothelioma—it can be easy to think you simply need to show you have the disease, who the responsible party is, and then you can gather compensation. This is not true, though. You want to ensure that you have the necessary legal representation when filing your claim because asbestos cases can get quite complex. For example, if you were exposed to asbestos at work 40 years ago and your illness is just now presenting with symptoms, things can be very complicated.
Picking the Attorney Who Is Right for you
When it comes to finding the right attorney, there are a few things that you should consider.
- Your interview with the attorney.
- What the lawyer’s references are.
- Be open about costs.
Your Interview. Never hesitate to interview an attorney before you hire them. You want to ensure that it is a good fit and that you feel confident in the work they do. You should be able to request a case evaluation and set up a personal interview with the attorney to determine who specifically will manage your asbestos case and how long they typically take to get back to you.
References. Never hesitate to ask for references, even with a lawyer. You want to ensure that they have made clients similar to you happy in the past. If they don’t have references on hand, they may take a few days to get the permission of former clients and present you with their references.
Costs. Be upfront about the costs and ask the attorneys how they negotiate fees and what they charge for their legal representation, specifically with asbestos cases.
If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos and are now suffering from an illness because of it, reach out to an attorney, like a personal injury attorney from Yearin Law Office, to discover how he or she can help you with your case.