When you choose Sokolove Law, you will be represented by experienced lawyers who have helped thousands of mesothelioma victims receive financial compensation. Sokolove Law has a powerful nationwide practice with a strong track record of success.
What to Look for in Mesothelioma Attorneys
Asbestos litigation is such a complex legal landscape that navigating it on your own simply isn’t going to be easy. Skilled mesothelioma lawyers understand this complicated legal process and know from experience what’s needed to help you pursue the compensation you may deserve.
If you’re looking for a mesothelioma attorney, here are some things to look for:
- A Successful Track Record
Sokolove Law has recovered over $4.7 Billion for victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families. Our firm’s attorneys have the specific skills and knowledge needed to maximize your mesothelioma compensation.
- A Nationwide Network
Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys help provide equal access to our nation’s court system — regardless of a potential victim’s location, income, or race. We know the individual laws of each state and have experience practicing across America. Our national reach allows us to help victims in any state.
- Database Access
Sokolove Law and our asbestos attorneys have access to extensive databases with a wealth of information regarding asbestos exposure locations, manufacturers, and job sites.
- Decades of Experience
Our team of asbestos lawyers has more than 40 years of experience fighting for mesothelioma victims.
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How to Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer
When choosing a mesothelioma attorney, it’s important to look at the resources they bring to the table and how they’re uniquely able to help you.
If you’re deciding if you should hire a mesothelioma lawyer, you may be wondering: What makes Sokolove Law different?
When you work with Sokolove Law, you’ll be represented by experienced mesothelioma lawyers who not only have the resources to fight on your behalf against powerful companies but who also offer a personal experience.
We strive to be your trusted advisor along the way, walking you and your loved ones through the entire legal process.
Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms:
Get a Free Legal Case Review
A caring and knowledgeable Sokolove Law paralegal will listen to you and gather information about your unique situation. After discussing the details about your potential case, you’ll also learn your options for moving forward, all at no cost to you.
Get the confidence you need with a free legal case review today. Our team is available 24/7.
Sokolove Law Will Travel to You at Your Convenience
If it is determined during your initial phone call with us that you are eligible to file a mesothelioma legal claim, a mesothelioma investigator will come to you to meet in person — at your convenience and at no cost to you.
We can be there fast. Oftentimes, this meeting can take place as soon as 24 hours after you speak with a paralegal. This meeting at your home or place of convenience allows you to ask any questions and learn more about the process. We’ll walk you through the documents that need signed, working around your schedule and medical treatments.
Sokolove Law is here to help you understand your rights and to fight for the compensation you may be owed.
Sokolove Law Works on a Contingency Basis
Experienced mesothelioma lawyers will work on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront costs. We only get paid if you receive money.
You Will Have a Dedicated Legal Team
When you choose to work with Sokolove Law, you will be assigned a dedicated mesothelioma legal trial team to build your case.
This team may include:
- A shareholder in the firm
- Other attorneys with experience specific to your case
- A nurse
- Support staff
This dedicated team works specifically on building your case and is available to answer any questions that you may have throughout the process. They will have experience with your specific type of exposure and knowledge of the information you provided during your in-person visit — so they can hit the ground running.
Our paralegals are available 24/7 to answer questions and discuss the details of your case.
Asbestos Products and Job Site Information
Your team at Sokolove Law has access to databases full of asbestos exposure information, including lists of asbestos-containing products and known exposure sites.
We maintain a large warehouse full of evidence and a proprietary database that your team will utilize to determine if we already have represented someone from the same or similar jobsite and will review the evidence for your claim.
Access to Top Mesothelioma Doctors and Hospitals
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer, and only a handful of surgeons are qualified to treat it.
Our team has professional working relationships with the best mesothelioma surgeons in the country at comprehensive mesothelioma cancer treatment facilities. We also have a registered nurse on staff who is available to answer your questions.
Sokolove Law Has a Nationwide Network of Lawyers
Sokolove Law is the first truly national mesothelioma law firm — with an office or licensed asbestos attorney in nearly every state.
This nationwide network of attorneys means we are not restricted to filing asbestos lawsuits in certain states. We will file wherever a mesothelioma or asbestos claim can be best litigated — to maximize the value of potential settlements. Many cases can be handled by an experienced team of asbestos lawyers close to where you live.
Sokolove Law Has Decades’ Worth of Experience
Sokolove Law has helped families with personal injury claims for decades. We know how to navigate each state’s individual legal regulations and statutes of limitations and have successfully helped families in all 50 states.
Everything we’ve learned over the past 40 years, and counting, is used to help mesothelioma victim’s cases today.
How Much Do the Best Mesothelioma Lawyers Cost?
Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis is hard enough. It can drain families of resources — both emotional and financial.
We work on a contingency basis, which means there aren’t any upfront fees to work with us. There’s no cost to call us, and we only get paid if you receive a settlement or monetary reward.
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What Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Do?
While the thought of filing a claim and possibly going to court may seem overwhelming, don’t worry — that’s what a mesothelioma lawyer handles for you.
At Sokolove Law, an experienced mesothelioma attorney will guide you through each step of the legal process, working to minimize the disruption to your life and maximize the potential compensation in your case.
Each claim is different, but usually, your mesothelioma lawyer:
- Files the complaint: Your attorney will draft and file a legal complaint against the manufacturer(s) of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.
- Obtains the evidence: During the discovery phase of the case, your legal team and mesothelioma attorney collect the evidence necessary to try the case.
- Settles the case: Most of the time, mesothelioma attorneys are able to settle a case instead of having to take it to court.
- Tries the case: If both parties can’t agree on a settlement, your case will go to trial before a jury, who ultimately decides the outcome of the case. Your mesothelioma lawyer will fight on your behalf in court.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, the mesothelioma attorneys with Sokolove Law may be able to help you. Get a free legal case review today.
Types of Claims Mesothelioma Lawyers Handle
At Sokolove Law, the mesothelioma lawyers who represent you are experienced personal injury attorneys who seek justice and financial compensation for victims of mesothelioma. The path forward in any asbestos case varies according to the unique details of each case.
In general, mesothelioma attorneys seek compensation for their clients through the following types of claims.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits allow those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma to seek financial compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Family members or court-appointed representatives of a victim’s estate can file wrong death lawsuits on behalf of someone who has passed away from mesothelioma.
Asbestos Trust Fund Claims
To pay future claims, an estimated $30 Billion has been put aside into asbestos trust funds by companies that used asbestos in their products and later filed for bankruptcy.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may accept mesothelioma claims if the asbestos exposure was service-related. Filing a VA claim doesn’t affect your ability to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Our mesothelioma attorneys can determine what kind of claim is right for your potential case. Get a free consultation for your case today.
What Costs Can Mesothelioma Compensation Cover?
Maximizing the amount of mesothelioma compensation a victim and their family receives is always the goal of Sokolove Law.
The amount of money determined in a mesothelioma settlement or trial verdict is mostly driven by the perceived value of pain and suffering that the injured person endured. This value translates into some dollar amount and can be used to cover any kind of cost you would like.
Although compensation can be used for anything you want it to, some mesothelioma victims use it to cover expenses such as:
- Medical expenses
- Travel costs associated with medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Caregiver/facility fees
- Physical therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Household expenses
- Funeral costs
- Financial security for your family
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Do you have additional questions? Reach out to a trusted mesothelioma case manager.
Sokolove Law: A Trusted National Law Firm
Becoming a powerful and trusted advisor to asbestos victims takes years of dedication, hard work, practice, and experience.
Mesothelioma cases are extremely complex, and without decades of experience, victims may miss out on opportunities for compensation — but Sokolove Law has the skills and know-how to give your case the best chance of success possible.
Sokolove Law offers the following advantages and more:
- Over 40 years of experience
- Track record of past and recent success
- Knowledge and resources
- Nationwide reach
- Dedication to helping mesothelioma victims get justice
At Sokolove Law, we have proudly recovered $4.7 Billion for victims and families of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. We have been handling personal injury cases for over 40 years, securing resources that have helped thousands of families financially and emotionally.
To learn if you may be eligible to receive compensation, start your free legal case review today.
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Mesothelioma Lawyers FAQ
Who is eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit?
Mesothelioma patients or immediate family members on their behalf may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturers of the dangerous asbestos-containing products that caused the disease.
Even if your loved one is deceased, as a family member, you may still be able to file a claim. Contact Sokolove Law today for a free legal review to see if you may have a case.
How do I prove asbestos caused my mesothelioma diagnosis?
Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you were exposed at some point to asbestos — usually through your workplace or through secondhand exposure from a loved one who worked with asbestos.
Based on your work history and the historical data our mesothelioma lawyers have collected over the past several decades, our attorneys are often able to link asbestos exposure to one or more asbestos-containing products and the asbestos companies that made those products.
If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, Sokolove Law may be able to help you figure out your legal options and build your case. Get a free legal review today.
Will I need to travel to meet with my mesothelioma attorneys?
If you’re eligible to file a mesothelioma claim, we’ll travel to you — and work around your schedule. We can be there fast, even the next day, to answer any questions you have and to walk you through the legal process.
Can I still meet with my mesothelioma lawyers during the pandemic?
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sokolove Law continues to provide free legal case consultations. For years, many of our clients have received financial compensation without ever having to leave their homes. That's never been more true than now, during the pandemic.
Simply call or video chat with our legal team to quickly find out if you may be eligible for mesothelioma compensation.
How long will it take to receive mesothelioma compensation?
Every case is different and influenced by a variety of factors. There’s no easy way to predict how much your case may be worth in terms of financial compensation.
With that being said, some of our mesothelioma clients begin receiving money within 90 days of talking to us.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, reach out to us today to learn more about the legal options available to you.
How much money does a mesothelioma claim recover?
The average mesothelioma settlement, in which defendants offer compensation to the victim before the case goes to trial, is approximately $1 Million.
The average mesothelioma verdict, in which a jury decides the outcome of the case through a trial, is $2.4 Million.
It’s difficult to determine the value of a case ahead of time without knowing specific details, and these ranges can only serve as ball-park figures. Many asbestos cases are worth more or less, depending on a variety of factors.
Can I file a mesothelioma claim if my family member has passed away?
Even though a loved one may be deceased, a family member may be able to file a claim. We can work with you to determine if you may be able to file on behalf of your loved one.
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?
U.S. military veterans who were diagnosed with mesothelioma do not file lawsuits against the military. Instead, we file directly against the manufacturers that supplied the military with deadly asbestos-containing products — not the U.S. government or the military.
Victims or immediate family members may be eligible to receive compensation, and filing an asbestos legal claim does not impact VA benefits or pensions. Often these rights can be enforced without ever having to go to court.
When should I contact a mesothelioma lawyer?
The unfortunate reality is that due to statutes of limitations, families have only a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit.
Statutes of limitations vary by state — and some are as short as one year from your date of diagnosis. Once the statute of limitations has expired, victims and their loved ones will never be able to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Determining the statute of limitations for your unique case is complex and relies on many factors. For this reason, it is crucial to contact an experienced mesothelioma law firm like Sokolove Law to determine your legal rights.
Contact us as soon as possible. Once the statute of limitation runs out for your case, you’ll never be able to file a mesothelioma claim.
Why should I hire a mesothelioma lawyer?
Asbestos litigation is extremely complex, and state laws differ across the United States.
When you work with Sokolove Law, you will be represented by asbestos lawyers who practice extensively in asbestos-related disease cases and who have the experience, knowledge, and skills to give you the best possible chance of securing compensation.