What to Look for in an Asbestos-Related Disease Compensation Solicitor

By Prev Info - October 19, 2022

The incidence of court cases related to asbestos has been on the rise over the past several years. Although asbestos-related disease is an unfortunate occurrence, thankfully there are tough lawyers willing to fight for you. Due to the sheer number of asbestos cases and the large monetary settlements they can grant, lawyers are chomping at the bit to get involved in any asbestos-related disease case. 

Though it is a good thing to have a wide range of choices when deciding on a lawyer, some may not be qualified to adequately represent you in an asbestos case. In order to avoid hiring an under-qualified solicitor for your case, here are some helpful tips to follow:

Understanding of Asbestos-Related Products

Perhaps the most important knowledge base a good asbestos solicitor can have is an in-depth understanding of the various products that contain asbestos. This helps them identify how a person was exposed and what medical issues can arise afterwards. Most competent asbestos lawyers will have a vast array of information related to asbestos cases on their website. This will give you a good idea of how well versed they are in asbestos products, as well as what illnesses they may cause. 

Experience and Cost

When looking to hire a lawyer for any asbestos-related compensation claim, it is important to find one who has had a wealth of experience in these types of courts cases. This makes the process of these claims proceed much more quickly and efficiently. A typical asbestos-related illness or wrongful death suit can last anywhere from three to eighteen months. Usually these cases are settled out of court, but being able to get what you need to prove in order to get compensation depends largely on your lawyers getting in touch with the right people to substantiate your claims. 

Having an experienced lawyer means that he or she will know which doctors to call to confirm the illness was caused by asbestos, and also what manufacturers or business owners to reach out to in order to confirm the asbestos was where you were exposed to it.

Any good asbestos solicitor should have a ‘no-win, no-fee’ guarantee. If your lawyers believe that you have a solid case, they should not charge you any fee if the case is lost or dismissed. This is pretty typical in most asbestos-related cases, but it is always best to make sure that is what the solicitors guarantee. 

Also, an upfront percentage of what the lawyer will get if you win your case should be discussed prior to hiring. Any experienced lawyer will have a general idea of how much your claim is worth and then base their fee around that number. This is not always the case, but make sure you have something in writing before going to court.





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