The majority of personal injury claims are a result of a one-time incident that involves a few people. For example, in the case of a car accident. It is not uncommon for persons involved in such personal injury claims to handle their own personal injury matters. However, an asbestos lawsuit is the result of years of exposure to asbestos products at times from multiple manufacturers. Such claims require expert medical and scientific evidence in order to receive compensation. This article and subsequent ones will discuss the need for an asbestos attorney in your asbestos-mesothelioma case.
Personal injury claims of low value, e.g. a car accident, a victim can easily pursue their own case alone. However, asbestos lawsuits require an attorney for a number of reasons; especially so if your health is deteriorating. Some of the aspects that require expert legal representation and advice in an asbestos lawsuit include the following:
Asbestos-Mesothelioma Case – Understanding Exposure Evidence
If you have an asbestos-related disease it is likely that you worked with product containing asbestos. Or in other cases it may be that you lived with someone that did. It is possible that you may have no idea where you were exposed to asbestos. For those who worked with it they may not remember the names of the products they used over the decades. This is when an asbestos attorney proves valuable. Asbestos attorneys are able to:
- provide information by collecting and putting together various documents.
- Identify types of products containing asbestos that you were likely exposed to. This can be done by a full investigation of your work history
- Already have information with regards to the worksites where you may have been exposed to asbestos and products used at the site
- Retain an expert to establish that a specific product contained asbestos or that your workplace exposed you to asbestos. Thus the attorney is able to find and hire experts for your case