What to Look for in an Attorney
It’s very important that when choosing a mesothelioma lawyer, you pick someone who understands what you’re going through and who is qualified to aggressively handle your case with your best interests in mind. Choosing a mesothelioma lawyer requires asking the right questions, rather than picking just any legal representation. After all, you are placing your family’s financial livelihood in the hands of your attorney, so choose carefully.
The firm you choose should have plenty of experience with cases similar to your own. You don’t want to choose a legal representative with little knowledge of mesothelioma and asbestos. Instead, opt for a qualified mesothelioma lawyer with extensive experience in asbestos-related illnesses. Don’t be afraid to ask your attorney about previous cases and settlements related to your own.
Make sure that you are fully aware of all the costs and fees your attorney will charge you throughout the litigation process. As a mesothelioma patient, you may not have a lot of disposable income. You’ll benefit from a lawyer who only charges you contingent upon a successful trial verdict or settlement. Our firm does exactly that – you’ll pay nothing unless we win.
Do you know the procedural norm your law firm has with regard to mesothelioma cases? Make sure the law firm you choose has the capabilities and resources to handle your case themselves, rather than outsourcing it to other legal professionals. Your attorneys should explain every step of the legal process to you and keep you informed of the details of your case. Our attorneys, for example, will outline the entire process for you, answer all of your questions and make sure you are only as involved as you need to be in your case progression.
In the event that you need to appeal your case, the last thing you want is to have to leave the attorneys you’ve been working and building a relationship with, only to have to reacquaint yourself with a new legal representative. You need someone who knows the ins and outs of your case to continue representing you if you have to make an appeal.
Though our firm’s goal is to achieve a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf the first time, we know that sometimes an appeal is necessary. We won’t refer you to another firm. Instead, we have an experienced appeals team that can handle your appeal start to finish.