Types of Mesothelioma Attorneys
The type of attorney you choose to represent your mesothelioma case is vitally significant to your outcome. Similar to the way doctors are comprised of different specialty practices, attorneys also concentrate on various areas of law. For example, though a plastic surgeon may be capable of delivering a baby, it isn’t his specialty. You would rather visit an obstetrician with years of experience in obstetrical care and child birth. In the same way, you shouldn’t use a general attorney who typically works in common issues, such as family and business law, to handle your complicated mesothelioma case.
General attorneys may have the technical qualifications to represent your case, but most lack the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate mesothelioma-related litigation. Furthermore, general attorneys often lack experience in national cases and claims against large, powerful companies.
Mesothelioma attorneys, on the other hand, concentrate on the asbestos-related cancer and have an understanding of the types of losses you’ve suffered. Be sure to choose a mesothelioma lawyer who has experience not only in mesothelioma settlements, but also in trial cases as well.
Though many cases end in settlement to the satisfaction of both the defendant and the claimant, others go on to trial. You’ll want an attorney who won’t pressure you into taking a settlement, but instead has your best interests in mind. Be sure to examine the mesothelioma trial record of any law firm you hire to represent your case.
Once you’ve established your need for an attorney after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, time begins to play a crucial role in your case. The litigation process may last just a few months, or it could spread out over many years. Contact us as soon as possible if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this debilitating disease. We’ll get started on your case immediately.