Getting Started with Your Asbestos Lawsuit
The dangers of asbestos exposure are well-known by now, but proving that your poor health stems from asbestos exposure and that you are entitled to monetary compensation because of it can be tricky. Asbestos was common in a number of American industries for close to 100 years; it hasn’t been widely used for over three decades. Symptoms for asbestosis and mesothelioma usually don’t present themselves until several years after prolonged asbestos exposure. All of this can make filing asbestos lawsuits a daunting task, but with the right asbestos law firm you and your family can receive the compensation you deserve. Here’s what you need to do to get started on your lawsuit.
Choosing Your Lawyer
There are many ads on television for lawyers who claim to be specialists in mesothelioma cases. This is because lawsuits for asbestos caused lung cancer and mesothelioma are very lucrative. Beware of television ads from national advertisers, ie; lawyers with offices in Connecticut, Texas, Illinois, etc. who are advertising throughout the country. These lawyers are not familiar with the local sites where you worked and will not be able to maximize your compensation. Most of these lawyers have very little experience in asbestos litigation. The lawyers at Goldberg Persky and White on the other hand have been filing and litigating asbestos caused lung cancer and mesothelioma cases for over 30 years. They have the documents such as invoices to prove that certain companies sold deadly asbestos products to your work sites. It is evidence such as this that results in maximum compensation for your asbestos lawsuit, not slick television ads that make empty promises.
An asbestos lawsuit always begins with filing a complaint in the country court where you live. Many asbestos lawsuits involve multiple entities such as manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, which means that there can be multiple defendants in a case. A complaint in an asbestos lawsuit states the plaintiff’s version of the facts. Your lawyer will draft and file this complaint for you.
The most important thing to remember when starting an asbestos lawsuit is to act quickly. It takes years for asbestos-related health conditions to start showing symptoms, so time is already not on your side. If you wish to file a complaint and seek compensation for your damages, you must contact an asbestos law firm near you as soon as you suspect that your problems are related to previous asbestos exposure. In Pennsylvania, West Virginia and many other states you only have 2 years from your diagnosis date to file a lawsuit. In some states you only have one year so you must act quickly.
Don’t let the high cost of lung cancer and mesothelioma treatment erode your family’s finances. Get the compensation you deserve by contacting the asbestos attorneys at Goldberg, Persky & White. For over 30 years, our team of asbestos attorneys has been leading the way in handling lung cancer and mesothelioma lawsuits, understanding just what it takes to succeed in the courtroom. Contact us today for a free case review, and discover how we can help you get your maximum compensation payment possible.