How to File a Mesothelioma Claim
When companies expose victims to asbestos, they are responsible for the associated health risks and consequences, such as mesothelioma. Individuals and families seeking information and legal representation in an asbestos exposure claim should consult with an experienced mesothelioma attorney. At The Gori Law Firm, we understand the challenges involved in mesothelioma claims. Our legal team is here to provide you with clarity and guidance throughout the complex claims process.
If you or a loved one are suffering from mesothelioma, you may wonder how to seek accountability from the entity responsible for the underlying asbestos exposure. At The Gori Law Firm, we help victims facing the challenge of filing a mesothelioma claim. We are committed to helping you pursue justice. Talk to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers to learn about your legal rights and options.
Why Should I File a Mesothelioma Claim?
When you file a mesothelioma claim, you take a step toward justice for yourself and your loved ones. Mesothelioma has caused emotional turmoil, financial hardship, and untimely deaths for millions of people affected by the careless actions of manufacturers and distributors of asbestos products. Filing a claim can help you recover some of the financial costs associated with this disease.
With over 100 years of combined experience, The Gori Law Firm brings extensive legal knowledge to the table when handling mesothelioma cases. We are a full-service personal injury law firm and have recovered over $4 billion for our clients. With a top-tier legal team and offices nationwide, we are ready to provide unparalleled legal support, no matter where you reside.
Our mesothelioma attorneys are standing by to listen to your story and discuss potential legal action. We offer free, no-obligation case reviews. Contact us today to discuss your mesothelioma claim in a free consultation.
Who Can File a Mesothelioma Claim?
By filing a mesothelioma claim, victims and their loved ones can seek legal compensation for the harm caused by asbestos manufacturers, distributors, and other entities responsible for exposing innocent victims to this dangerous substance. Plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits may include:
Mesothelioma claims require an understanding of the complex legal landscape governing asbestos exposure. The Gori Law Firm has extensive experience handling these kinds of claims. We are ready to make sure you know your options and defend your right to legal compensation.
The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma Claims
Each state sets its own deadline for filing mesothelioma claims in a law known as the statute of limitations. Deadlines vary from as little as one year to as many as six. In any case, failure to file before the correct deadline passes normally results in your case being dismissed in court. Consulting with a skilled mesothelioma lawyer is the best way to make sure you file on time.
How To File an Asbestos or Mesothelioma Claim
Filing a successful asbestos or mesothelioma claim requires a strategic approach. Basic steps include:
You Receive Compensation, or We Fight for You in Court
At The Gori Law Firm, we stand by your side at every step of the legal process. Your mesothelioma lawyer will seek compensation through out-of-court negotiations and, if necessary, in-court litigation.
In most cases, victims receive their compensation through a negotiated settlement. However, we are ready to vigorously represent you in court if negotiations don’t yield full and fair compensation.
How Long Does an Asbestos Claim Take?
On average, the duration of a mesothelioma claim can range from several months to a few years. The specific timeframe is influenced by the following factors:
The Gori Law Firm understands the importance of focusing on your health during this challenging time. We will take on the responsibility of handling legal matters while you focus on your health and family.
Types of Asbestos Claims for Mesothelioma
Depending on the circumstances, victims and their loved ones can file several types of legal claims. The main types of asbestos claims for mesothelioma include:
Personal Injury Mesothelioma Claims
Personal injury mesothelioma claims can be based on legal theories like negligence, product liability, and breach of warranty. These claims can typically seek compensation for the victim’s medical expenses, lost wages, lowered quality of life, and more. Our skilled mesothelioma lawyers have the knowledge and skills needed to build a solid foundation for your personal injury claim.
Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Claims
When a loved one succumbs to mesothelioma, surviving family members and estate representatives can file a wrongful death claim. These claims help secure compensation for things like the victim’s mesothelioma-related health expenses, funeral and burial costs, and much more. A mesothelioma wrongful death lawyer can assist surviving family members in holding responsible parties accountable for the loss of their loved one.
Mesothelioma Trust Fund Claims
Asbestos trust fund claims involve seeking compensation from funds set up to provide financial relief to victims and their families after an asbestos company goes bankrupt. These funds have strict eligibility rules. Our skilled mesothelioma lawyers can help determine your eligibility.
Mesothelioma VA Claims
Veterans impacted by mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure during military service can file a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs. These claims seek compensation and health care benefits provided by the government. A lawyer can help veterans compile the necessary documents and information to receive these benefits.
What Factors Can Affect My Mesothelioma Claim Amount?
A wide variety of factors influence the compensation amount in a mesothelioma claim. Some of the most important include:
Our Nationwide Mesothelioma Claim Lawyers Are Here To Help
At The Gori Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping victims in navigate mesothelioma claims. We are a full-service personal injury law firm and have recovered over $4 billion for our clients. Our case results and client testimonials speak for themselves. Contact us today to discuss your mesothelioma claim in a free, no-obligation consultation.
Mesothelioma Asbestos Claims FAQs
Who pays mesothelioma claims?
This will depend on the kind of claim you file. Manufacturers and distributors of asbestos products may be held liable in a lawsuit. You can also seek compensation through an asbestos trust fund of a VA claim if you were exposed to asbestos during military service.
What is the average settlement for asbestos claims?
Settlements vary widely based on individual circumstances, such as the type of asbestos-related disease in your case and the severity of its impact on your well-being. It is not uncommon for asbestos-exposure victims to receive multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.
How long do I have to file my mesothelioma claim?
The statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims varies from state to state. However, failure to file before the correct deadline normally results in your case being dismissed in court. Therefore, do not wait to consult with an experienced attorney to make sure you file before the correct deadline.
Do I need a lawyer for the asbestos claims process?
Because these cases are complex, a mesothelioma lawyer advocating on your behalf is key to ensuring the legal process goes smoothly and building a strong case.
How much do asbestos claims lawyers cost?
In most cases, mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if they obtain compensation on your behalf. Because we offer free consultations, there is no downside to having your case reviewed by one of our skilled mesothelioma lawyers.
What costs can asbestos compensation claims cover?
Compensation available through a mesothelioma lawsuit may cover economic damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses, as well as non-economic damages, such as emotional distress, pain, and suffering. Our asbestos exposure attorneys can give you an idea of how much your claim may be worth after evaluating your circumstances in a free consultation.
What if my loved one is too sick for the mesothelioma claims process?
Our mesothelioma attorneys can work with family members to help a sick loved one pursue compensation.
Can I file a mesothelioma claim after the death of my loved one?
Yes. Surviving family members or estate representatives can file a claim after a loved one dies due to mesothelioma.