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Your quest for justice against the companies that exposed you to asbestos and caused you to develop mesothelioma begins with your selection of mesothelioma lawyers. Whom you select is crucially important because the success of your asbestos case hinges on you making the best possible choice.
A: You should look for a mesothelioma lawyer if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or if you have lost a spouse, parent, child or other close family member to mesothelioma. For other possible eligibility scenarios, please contact an asbestos attorney.
Mesothelioma is an unusually aggressive cancer that strikes the lining of the lungs, abdominal cavity or heart. It is caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common way exposure to mesothelioma-causing asbestos occurs is by handling or being near industrial, commercial or consumer products that contain the carcinogenic mineral. People at the greatest risk of having been exposed to asbestos include factory and mill workers, ship builders, members of the armed forces, teachers, construction contractors, tradesmen, automotive mechanics, office personnel and even consumers. People have also been exposed to asbestos carried home on the clothing or uniform worn at work by the family breadwinner.
Those responsible for exposing you to asbestos can be sued. If your mesothelioma lawsuit is successful, those wrongdoers can be compelled by the court to compensate you for the health harms, and economic and other losses, you have sustained. Those responsible for causing a loved one to die of mesothelioma can usually be sued on the grounds of a wrongful death.
A: You need mesothelioma lawyers to handle your case because you want your quest for justice to end successfully. You have the best chance of achieving success if you retain asbestos attorneys intimately familiar with this complex practice area. You have a poor chance of obtaining justice if you pick lawyers insufficiently experienced in handling mesothelioma claims. You can be sure, though, that the companies you plan to sue will be relying on the very finest defense lawyers. Those lawyers know what they are doing and will attempt to reduce your chances of obtaining the justice you seek. You should, therefore, only rely on mesothelioma lawyers with outstanding skills and a substantial record of success.
However, there are other reasons for having highly experienced and talented mesothelioma lawyers represent you. The most basic is that they will be the best equipped to help move your case through the court system as quickly and painlessly for you as possible.
A: Since experience is so vital, you need in your corner a mesothelioma lawyer or law firm that has handled a substantial number of mesothelioma lawsuits over a period of many years. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C., for example, has handled tens of thousands of these cases, while treating each as if it were the firm’s one and only case. Additionally, the mesothelioma lawyer or law firm you choose should have a solid record of delivering decisive courtroom victories or sizable settlements (Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has obtained billions of dollars in awards and settlements for mesothelioma victims and other personal injury plaintiffs, including those bringing wrongful death lawsuits).
The mesothelioma lawyer or law firm you choose should also be caring and compassionate – deeply sensitive to your needs, wishes and circumstances. Please be aware that the pursuit of justice can be a heavy weight for you to carry while simultaneously battling mesothelioma. So, for you, the right mesothelioma lawyer must be both sword and shield.
You should also choose a mesothelioma lawyer with a reputation for dependability, honesty and personal integrity. Avoid lawyers who are known to take forever to return messages or who never bother to update you on the status of your case. Instead, select a mesothelioma lawyer who will respond promptly, give straightforward answers to your questions and regularly keep you posted about developments in your case.
A: Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is a national leader in asbestos litigation. We handle mesothelioma cases from start to finish, unlike many other law firms that hold themselves out as mesothelioma lawyers but then merely outsource cases to law firms like ours. Indeed, when they refer clients to our mesothelioma lawyers, they do so mainly because Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has one of the largest and most widely known asbestos practices.
Another reason firms so often refer clients to Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is that we have more than 50 highly qualified mesothelioma lawyers. Importantly, many of our asbestos attorneys are licensed to practice law in multiple jurisdictions. This usually allows us – directly or via our nation-wide network of associates – to accommodate you wherever you live in the United States.
A: Yes, because a mesothelioma lawyer normally only charges a “contingent” fee, which means the lawyer only gets paid if he or she wins or settles your case and the defendants pay up. This arrangement is designed to help people seek justice from wealthy corporations that can afford top defense attorneys.
With a contingent fee arrangement, your mesothelioma lawyer will be paid a percentage of the money obtained on your behalf. Typically, that percentage is equal to about one-third of your award or settlement sum. (The actual percentage may be more or less than 33 percent, depending on the rules governing contingent fees in your state).
A: They can help by giving you the strongest, most powerful edge in your fight against those corporate wrongdoers who caused your mesothelioma. As you probably already know, there are no guarantees of victory when you sue. The good news is that the mesothelioma lawyers of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. know how to give your case its best chances for success.
Our lawyers will take the lead and guide you through the maze of complex procedures required to bring a mesothelioma lawsuit. They will be there to efficiently and effectively assist you from start to finish, no matter what twists and turns your claim might take as it works its way through the legal system.
A: The value of awards and settlements obtained by the asbestos litigation law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. on behalf of mesothelioma victims and other personal injury and wrongful death plaintiffs exceeds $17 billion. We have delivered substantial sums for these clients because we are a leader in asbestos litigation – and have been for more than a quarter of a century. Our lawyers are known for their innovative and sophisticated approaches to asbestos litigation, which helped them shape this area of the law all across America.
The nearly 90 attorneys who make up Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. are supremely well-trained in the law. Many of them are licensed to practice in multiple states and are admitted to represent clients in federal courts. Many of them are recognized as “Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers” by their peers outside the firm.
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. mesothelioma attorneys own a reputation for tirelessness, for their ability to powerfully and persuasively argue cases, for their knack of staying at least one step ahead of the defendants’ lawyers and for their sheer determination to win. Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. lawyers are the right choice for leading any quest for justice.
You can find out more about your legal rights as a mesothelioma victim by contacting Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. One of the firm’s mesothelioma lawyers will talk to you free of charge and without obligation. He or she will explore your situation with you and give you an opinion about your chances of success at trial or at the settlement negotiating table. Contact Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. by submitting a contact form on this page or by calling 800-476-6070.
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