Each state operates on different statutes of limitations. Many states have a statute of limitations that begins on the date you were diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or your family member died. Contact an asbestos attorney as soon as possible.
Many lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay any money upfront, and you will only pay your legal costs if you win your case and receive your compensation. The attorney fees are taken directly from the compensation you receive.
Every case is unique. Depending on the extent of the harm you faced, the medical attention required, and the hindrance that is now placed on your life, there is a certain standard of compensation you deserve. In some cases, a settlement can be made out of court but it is important in these circumstances to not settle for less than you deserve.
You may have a wrongful death claim. Contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer here.
You may still have a claim even if the asbestos company has gone out of business or filed for bankruptcy.
If you have contracted mesothelioma as a result of your exposure to asbestos, you can expect to face potentially excessive medical costs associated with the treatment of your disease. Lawsuits can seek compensation from companies that use asbestos, remove asbestos, disturb asbestos, or dispose of asbestos. Our attorneys also seek compensation from companies that make products containing asbestos. Contact our mesothelioma attorneys here.
Asbestos is a pervasive product, not only in the trades, but also in schools, homes, and public buildings, where non-tradesman may be exposed under certain conditions. Family members may be exposed to asbestos fibers on the clothes of workers. People who live or work near sites containing asbestos may be exposed to airborne particles. Asbestos was also used in many consumer products such as hairdryers.
While asbestos is no longer used today due to the health risks, workers may still face exposure from asbestos that has not been properly removed and disposed of. Workers in the following types of industries were often exposed to asbestos: mining, insulation, shipbuilding, pipe fitting, plumbing, power generation, construction, textiles, auto repair, railroads, and appliance repair.