- Hiring a Mesothelioma Attorney: Questions to Ask
- May 22, 2014
- Law Firm: Brayton Purcell LLP - Novato Office
Hiring a mesothelioma attorney can be a daunting task. You might have already noticed your health deteriorating from the disease, and your statute of limitations begins to expire with your doctor's diagnosis. How do you start thinking about filing a lawsuit?
Choosing the right lawyer should be your first task when deciding how to move forward with a mesothelioma case. The right law firm will ensure you are taken care of throughout your trial, both in and out of the courtroom. Let's take a look at a few questions you should ask yourself before hiring your asbestos attorney.
How willing is the firm to fight for me and my mesothelioma case?
Many so-called mesothelioma law firms market their services to patients just to refer them to another law firm who will actually handle their case. Choosing an attorney that is known for fighting for victims' rights is a sure way to make sure they will be dedicated to your case.
How successful has the firm been in the past with other asbestos and mesothelioma cases?
If your asbestos attorney or their firm has never won an asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit, you might want to reconsider the attorney you are choosing. The chances are high that they will pass the case along to another firm if they are not experienced in asbestos litigation.
What other support services can the firm provide, such as estate planning, will or living trust preparation and probate?
Many firms are happy to handle your mesothelioma case and never hear from you again. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you might be interested in learning about the other types of legal services can be done for you. Having one law firm to handle all of these issues will relieve stress for you and your family members.