The best mesothelioma attorneys will help their clients maximize the amount of compensation they get for medical treatments, bills, living expenses, and other costs associated with mesothelioma. These lawyers should be part of a nationwide practice, have a strong track record of success, and only receive payment if your case wins in court.
What Is a Mesothelioma Lawyer?
Mesothelioma lawyers have specific skills and knowledge for the legal process of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.
They have access to databases with a wealth of information regarding asbestos exposure locations, companies, and job sites. They know the individual laws of each state and have experience practicing across America.
Sokolove Law has more than 40 years of experience fighting for mesothelioma victims. Throughout our time, we have recovered over $4.5 Billion for victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families.
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What to Look for in a Mesothelioma Attorney
If you are deciding if you should hire a mesothelioma lawyer, you still may be wondering: Are these people honest? Reliable? Are they better than other lawyers?
We understand that this decision is difficult. After all, mesothelioma is a delicate subject for patients and families, and the decision to choose a certain lawyer is often made under intense stress when someone’s life is on the line.
In short, the decision to hire a mesothelioma attorney is never easy.
One thing, however, remains clear: When it comes to the best lawyers in the country, certain qualities are consistent among all of them.
If you need to hire a mesothelioma lawyer, here is what you should look for:
Free Legal Consultation: At no cost to you, a case manager will listen to your story to determine whether or not you meet the criteria for a case.
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Comes to You at Your Convenience: If your initial consultation over the phone qualifies you for a mesothelioma lawsuit, a trial team member will visit you at your home or a place of your choosing to meet you, go over more specific details, and start building your case.
Our mesothelioma lawyers will travel to you, ensuring that you can focus on your health and well-being while we do the heavy legal lifting.
Works on a Contingency Basis: Only the best mesothelioma lawyers will work on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront costs.
Sokolove Law lawyers will only accept payment if your case is successful in securing compensation.
Dedicated Legal Team: You will be assigned a dedicated legal team that works specifically on your case and is available to answer any questions that might come up.
Our case managers are available 24/7 to answer your questions and discuss the details of your case.
Resources: Top lawyers have been in the field for a long time, during which they have amassed whole warehouses of evidence.
The legal team at Sokolove Law has access to databases full of asbestos exposure information, including lists of asbestos-containing products and exposure sites.
Access to Top Mesothelioma Doctors/Hospitals: Mesothelioma is a rare disease, and only a handful of surgeons are qualified to treat it.
Our lawyers have professional working relationships with the best mesothelioma surgeons in the country.
Nationwide Reach: It is best to enlist a national mesothelioma law firm that is able to file your claim in the state that best maximizes the amount of compensation you may receive.
We have mesothelioma attorneys in nearly every state, meaning we can file your claim wherever gives you the best chance of receiving the highest compensation amount.
Decades’ Worth of Experience: Years of experience practicing mesothelioma law is good, but decades of experience is better.
The attorneys at Sokolove Law have been working with mesothelioma patients since the late 1970s when asbestos lawsuits came about. They have mastered the laws of every individual state and honed skills and techniques to win cases.
How Much Do the Best Mesothelioma Lawyers Cost?
Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis is hard enough. It drains families of resources — both emotional and financial.
The best mesothelioma lawyers realize this. They do not wish to put even more strain on families. This is why they work on a contingency-fee-basis.
What Is a Contingency Fee?
With a contingency fee, there are no upfront costs to the mesothelioma patient, the family, or whoever is filing a claim.
Only when a mesothelioma claim results in securing resources for a family will a lawyer accept a percentage of the payment.
If a case does not succeed in obtaining these resources, then all costs are at the lawyer’s expense, and the client does not pay anything whatsoever.
Top mesothelioma lawyers and firms understand how contingency fees serve to protect clients from plummeting into debt, and they believe enough in their own practice, skills, and experience to work in this way.
Any lawyer or law firm that requests money upfront for a mesothelioma case should be avoided.
What Costs Can Mesothelioma Compensation Cover?
Even the best mesothelioma lawyers cannot guarantee a successful outcome, but they do present the highest probability of securing favorable results for families impacted by asbestos.
Maximizing the amount of compensation for a mesothelioma victim and their family is always the goal.
Compensation can cover expenses such as:
- Medical surgeries
- Medical procedures like chemotherapy and radiation
- Travel costs associated with medical treatment
- Wages lost from inability to work
- Caregiver/facility fees
- Physical therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Household expenses
- Funeral costs
- Financial security for your family
Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQ
How much compensation does a typical mesothelioma claim get?
While it is difficult to determine the value of a case ahead of time without knowing specific details, the average mesothelioma settlement ranges between $1 Million and $1.4 Million. The average mesothelioma verdict is $2.4 Million.
These ranges can only serve as ball-park figures. Many cases are worth more or less, depending on a host of factors.
My family member died from mesothelioma. Can I file a mesothelioma claim?
After a mesothelioma patient has died, the family member who is named the estate representative of the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Because mesothelioma is an especially deadly cancer that has no cure, wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuits are common.
I worked for the military. I don’t want to sue them. Can I avoid that?
Yes. Veterans who served in the U.S. military and developed mesothelioma as a result do not file lawsuits against the military. The U.S. military was misled by asbestos companies who sold asbestos-containing products to the military for use.
Veterans who choose to take legal action file lawsuits against the companies that supplied the military with asbestos-containing products.
How long should I wait until I contact a mesothelioma lawyer?
The unfortunate reality is that due to statutes of limitations, which vary in every state, families have only a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit.
The statute of limitations varies by state and can range from 1-6 years from your date of diagnosis. Determining the statute of limitations for your unique case is complex and relies on many factors.
It is crucial to hire a mesothelioma lawyer to determine exactly how long you have to file your claim.
Why should I hire a mesothelioma lawyer?
Mesothelioma law is extremely complex, and state laws differ across the United States.
Only lawyers who practice extensively in asbestos-related disease cases have the experience, knowledge, and skills to give you the best possible chance of securing compensation.
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Sokolove Law: A Trusted National Law Firm
Becoming one of the best mesothelioma lawyers in the country takes years of dedication, hard work, practice, and experience. Mesothelioma cases are extremely complex, and the simplest filing mistake can result in a loss of the money you may deserve.
When looking for a mesothelioma lawyer for your case, keep in mind the following things:
- Years of experience
- Track record of past success
- Knowledge and resources
- Nationwide reach
- Cost and payment options
The attorneys at Sokolove Law have been practicing mesothelioma law for over 40 years, securing resources that have helped thousands of people financially and emotionally.
We have been handling mesothelioma cases since asbestos lawsuits were in their infancy, and we have the skills and know-how to give your case the best chance of success possible.
To learn if you may be eligible to receive compensation, start your free legal case review today.