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Finding the Right Mesothelioma Lawyer

Mesothelioma lawsuits are one of the most complex lawsuits in the legal profession. Therefore, it is important to hire a mesothelioma lawyer who is experienced and appropriately educated in handling mesothelioma cases. Finding a mesothelioma lawyer is easy, but finding the right lawyer for you requires a bit more work. This article will discuss finding the right mesothelioma lawyer for your case.

Claimants who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma have a good chance of recovering some compensation from those responsible. Often those who are responsible may include the:

  • company that made or installed the asbestos
  • employer
  • asbestos victim’s trust fund

The difficulty of mesothelioma cases is often from a medical side. Mainly because mesothelioma comes up 10-40 years after a person is exposed to asbestos. Therefore, having an experienced lawyer on your side can make the difference between success and failure.

Choosing the Right Mesothelioma Lawyer

Below are a few ways of finding the right mesothelioma lawyer for you:

  • Reference checks – any good mesothelioma lawyer should be able to give names and contact information of satisfied clients. Obviously, the lawyer will need to get permission from the client first, but this can be arranged. However, note you will be given names of very satisfied clients. Either way it is helpful to speak to someone who has personally worked with the lawyer.
  • Conduct an interview – once you have a shortlist of potential lawyers, contact them. Arrange a consultation or case evaluation and personal interview with them. In most cases, the first consultation is free. Be sure to ask important questions, for example:
    1. Who exactly will manage your case?
    2. Who can you call or email if you have questions?
    3. How long will it take for them to get back to you?
  • Ask about fees and costs and how these are handled – most lawyers have a contingency fee of between 30-40% of any monies recovered.
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