Legal help for mesothelioma, through a lawsuit or an asbestos trust fund claim, allows victims and their families to receive compensation and pursue justice after a mesothelioma diagnosis. To access this help, contact Sokolove Law. For over 40 years, our national mesothelioma law firm has fought on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure.
What Are My Legal Options?
Sokolove Law can help victims of mesothelioma and their families take action and receive compensation through a few different avenues.
Compensation routes for mesothelioma victims include:
- Mesothelioma lawsuits
- Asbestos trust fund claims
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits
These options do more than just enable a victim to receive financial payouts to afford medical expenses and protect their family’s financial future — they also hold manufacturers of asbestos-containing products responsible for their negligence.
Since 1979, thousands of asbestos exposure victims have accessed justice and compensation by working with Sokolove Law.
Learn more about mesothelioma legal options below. Then, contact Sokolove Law to determine your eligibility and start pursuing compensation today.
You can work with Sokolove Law to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit and take legal action against the companies that manufactured asbestos-containing products.
It’s likely multiple manufacturers may be held responsible for your cancer. Sokolove Law will work tirelessly to identify all the products and companies that exposed you to asbestos and file a lawsuit on your behalf.
At Sokolove Law, we measure ourselves by our clients’ satisfaction, and we’re proud of our track record. Our asbestos team has filed thousands of successful mesothelioma lawsuits for clients throughout the U.S.
A mesothelioma settlement allows Sokolove Law clients to access compensation in under a year’s time, in many cases. For this reason, the overwhelming majority of the mesothelioma lawsuits we handle reach settlements.
Every case is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Compensation, if awarded, varies per client and is based on the specific facts of the case.
Mesothelioma Trial Verdicts
Most mesothelioma cases do not go to trial.
As an experienced mesothelioma law firm, Sokolove Law is prepared to fight on your behalf. In fact, we prepare every case to go to trial. Whether your case goes to trial or settles before, our goal is to maximize your compensation.
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Asbestos Trust Fund Compensation
Asbestos trust funds are the result of special court-ordered trusts set up to provide funds for current and future mesothelioma victims and their families.
Many companies who manufactured asbestos-containing products filed for bankruptcy to stop all lawsuits against them, but courts ordered these companies to establish asbestos trust funds so victims could still receive compensation.
Today, more than 60 active asbestos trust funds have an estimated $30 Billion available to victims.
If you have mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may have already begun pulling your information together, so we’ll work with you to establish the facts of your case. Together, Sokolove Law will help you learn whether you are eligible to file an asbestos trust fund claim.
Sokolove Law can determine what trusts you qualify for by using our warehouse of evidence and a database of information related to the asbestos industry. It’s not uncommon for someone to qualify for multiple trusts and receive compensation from many of them.
Other Compensation Options
Mesothelioma victims may be eligible for other compensation options, in addition to filing a mesothelioma lawsuit or an asbestos trust fund claim.
The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) may accept mesothelioma and asbestosis claims if the asbestos exposure was service-related.
Veterans should seek out a Veteran Service Officer (VSO) to help navigate service-related benefits and help ensure a successful outcome.
Eligible veterans can also file for VA benefits independently of a legal claim if they choose to do so.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
You are automatically eligible for SSDI if you have a terminal disease like mesothelioma, and you can collect this compensation right away. If you are a retired senior, you likely already have SSDI.
Filing for these benefits will not impact your ability to file a mesothelioma lawsuit or asbestos trust fund claim. Sokolove Law will help you understand all legal options available to you to maximize your potential compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma Legal Help
If you are considering working with Sokolove Law, you likely have many questions. Below, we’ve compiled common questions — and our answers — to important mesothelioma legal topics.
What is a mesothelioma claim?
A mesothelioma claim seeks compensation from asbestos trust funds and does not typically require a trial or your appearance in court.
When you work with Sokolove Law to file a mesothelioma claim, we will gather the necessary information so we can prepare and file any necessary paperwork.
How long does a mesothelioma lawsuit take?
Mesothelioma lawsuits can start awarding you with compensation in a matter of months.
If you have an eligible case, Sokolove Law will determine the best course of action for you to take so you receive the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time.
How much is my mesothelioma case worth?
Mesothelioma case values can vary depending on several factors.
Mesothelioma victims who work with Sokolove Law are typically awarded settlements averaging $1 Million. Trials rack up legal expenses, and these extra fees will ultimately come out of any money you receive.
What are statutes of limitations on mesothelioma claims?
Statutes of limitations are laws that affect how long you have to file a lawsuit, and they vary by state. Once the statute of limitations has passed, you will never be able to file a lawsuit or an asbestos trust fund claim.
Take action as soon as possible so you don’t miss your chance to receive compensation. Filing your claim soon after you are diagnosed may even increase the amount of compensation you receive and allow you to get this money faster.
Contact Sokolove Law today to learn whether you are eligible to pursue a legal claim.
How can compensation help my family?
Compensation can help your family financially during and after your cancer battle.
With mesothelioma compensation, you and your family may avoid the financial strains of medical treatments, which may otherwise drain your savings and retirement funds.
Compensation can also help your family get justice by holding accountable the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products that are responsible for your cancer.
Will legal action be brought against my employer?
Most mesothelioma lawsuits are brought against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.
Like you, your employer probably had no idea that asbestos exposure could lead to deadly diseases. Unless you were employed by a company that manufactured asbestos-containing products, your current or former employers will most likely not be sued.
If you worked for the U.S. military or government, they will also not be sued.
What other laws affect asbestos use?
Local, federal, and state governments have passed laws — collectively known as asbestos legislation — to limit asbestos use.
A notable law banning asbestos completely was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1989, but it was mostly overturned by an appeal in 1991.
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Mesothelioma Legal Information By State
Your legal options may vary depending on the state you live in. When you choose Sokolove Law, the mesothelioma lawyer who represents you may be able to file your case in a state court system that favors asbestos lawsuits.
Many courts and judges realize the huge strains that come with a mesothelioma diagnosis, so they may move trial dates up to help victims access compensation while they are still alive.
Sokolove Law Puts Mesothelioma Victims First
Sokolove Law strives to hold negligent corporations accountable for their actions.
Though money can never replace your health or the life of someone you love, our team can help you seek compensation, whether it be through a mesothelioma lawsuit, an asbestos trust fund claim, or another option.
To learn more about mesothelioma legal help, contact Sokolove Law now for a free case review.