When you choose Sokolove Law, you will be represented by experienced asbestos exposure lawyers who have helped thousands of mesothelioma victims recover financial compensation. Sokolove Law has a powerful nationwide practice with a strong track record of success.
How an Asbestos Lawyer Can Help After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
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.
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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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 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 $4.9 Billion for victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families. Our firm’s asbestos 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.
“I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. It was like lightning speed fast, and two days later they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock.”
Sokolove Law Client & Mesothelioma Victim
How to Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer
When choosing an asbestos and 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 an asbestos exposure 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 personalized 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:
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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.
We'll 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 or schedule a virtual meeting with you — 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 to be signed, working around your schedule and medical treatments.
Sokolove Law is here to help you understand your rights and fight for the compensation you may be owed.
No Upfront or Out-of-Pocket Fees to Work With Us
Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We only get paid if you do.
You'll 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
- Additional attorneys with experience specific to your case
- A registered 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 have already represented someone from the same or a similar job site. We will gather and review the evidence for your claim.
Access to Top Mesothelioma Doctors and Hospitals
Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer, and only a select few 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 registered nurses on staff who are available to answer your questions.
A Nationwide Network of Asbestos 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.
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 is used to help our mesothelioma clients get meaningful results and justice as quickly as possible.
How Much Do the Best Mesothelioma Lawyers Cost?
Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis is hard, and it can be extremely draining for families — both emotionally and financially.
We work on a contingency basis, which means there aren’t any out-of-pocket or upfront fees to work with us. We only get paid if you receive an asbestos settlement or monetary reward, and there’s no cost to contact us.
Learn More About Your Options
If you or your loved one were diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, an experienced asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer can help you understand your legal options.
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.
Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Family members or court-appointed representatives of a victim’s estate can file mesothelioma wrongful 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 set 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. Our VA-accredited asbestos attorneys can help you file a claim for VA benefits as well as any legal claims for compensation.
Filing a VA claim does NOT affect your ability to file a mesothelioma lawsuit or pursue compensation from asbestos trust funds.
Our asbestos attorneys can determine what kind of claim is right for your potential case. Get a free consultation today to learn more about your legal options.
Sokolove Law: A Trusted National Mesothelioma 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 if they don’t hire a firm with decades of experience, victims may miss out on opportunities for compensation. Thankfully, 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
Our asbestos exposure lawyers have proudly recovered $4.9 Billion for victims and families of mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases. We have been handling personal injury cases for over 40 years, securing resources that have helped thousands of families financially and emotionally.
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Mesothelioma Lawyers FAQ
Who is eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit?
Mesothelioma patients, their immediate family members, or their estate representative 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.
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.
Mesothelioma 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 asbestos 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. Without an experienced mesothelioma asbestos lawyer by your side, the legal process can be overwhelming, especially when you may be battling a rare cancer like mesothelioma.
When you work with Sokolove Law, your mesothelioma legal team can handle gathering the evidence for your case, filing the paperwork before any deadlines, and potentially going to court on your behalf, so you can focus on your health and family.
Our asbestos exposure lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and skills needed to give you the best possible chance of securing compensation. Let us handle the legal work for you.
Contact us today to learn more about how our asbestos lawyers may be able to help with your 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, our asbestos attorneys will 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 it is now, during the pandemic.
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 long your case may take. With that being said, some of our mesothelioma clients begin receiving financial compensation 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 amount, which is a negotiated amount of compensation to settle the case before it goes to trial, falls between approximately $1 Million and $1.4 Million.
The average mesothelioma verdict, which is decided by a judge and jury during a court trial, awards between $5 Million and $11.4 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 ballpark 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 if a loved one has passed away, a family member may still 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.
If a mesothelioma patient passes away before their asbestos case is complete, will their family members receive compensation?
Yes — if a mesothelioma patient starts the legal process but passes away before the case is complete, the patient’s spouse, children, or estate representative may be able to continue the process and receive mesothelioma compensation on their loved one’s behalf. Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal rights and options.
I worked for the military. I don’t want to sue them. Can I avoid that?
When you work with Sokolove Law, we won’t file any mesothelioma lawsuits against the military. Instead, we file directly against the manufacturers that supplied the military with the deadly asbestos-containing products you were exposed to — not the U.S. government or military.
U.S. military veterans with mesothelioma, their immediate family members, or their estate representative may be eligible to receive compensation for service-related asbestos exposure. Filing an asbestos legal claim won’t impact your VA benefits or pensions, and in some cases, you won’t even have to go to court to start receiving compensation.
Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal options.