When it comes to contracting mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, there are a lot of things you’re going to want to think about and consider. Your illness, for one, is going to be of the utmost priority in your life, which means that managing your condition will want to take precedence above all else. Secondarily however, you might want to begin thinking about whether you’re eligible or not to file a claim and potentially receive money for the stress and condition you find yourself in.
Luckily, thanks to a wealth of information available online and through lawyers and attorneys offices across the country, Filing A Mesothelioma Lawsuit needn’t be the overwhelming task you might have presumed. What follows are a number of key questions you’re going to want to ask yourself when considering whether to proceed down the legal route or not.
Am I Eligible?
The very first question you’d be fit to ask when it comes to filing is that of whether you are in fact eligible or not to make a claim in the first place. That means recounting your medical history to determine when your condition started and your diagnosis began, as well as recounting your work history in order to determine when, where and for how long you were exposed to asbestos.
Due to the nature of the illness and the fact it takes many years to appear after exposure, it might be difficult to remember the incidences in your case. That’s why it’s important to be as scrupulous as possible recounting the details, collecting information and presenting it to legal representatives that might be able to help you.
Who Should I Go To?
If, after considering your history, you firmly believe you have a case, the next step is to then find legal representation in the shape of an attorney or lawyer who can represent you, file your claim and help begin trial proceedings.
When looking for someone to handle your case it’s absolutely imperative you find someone with a track record of handling similar cases to yours. That means they’ll have the prerequisite experience to understand and deal with the facts you present to them, as well as them being able to advise you what to do during the process and give you some estimate of what your case might be worth.
Given the fact you have mesothelioma, it’s also important to find a legal representative who can empathize and understand your case from a medical perspective, as the following proceedings could prove very testing on your stress and energy levels moving into the future.
Can I Afford It?
A crucial question given the cost of your medical treatment and the potentiality of being out of work, asking yourself whether you can afford to file a claim is just as important as understanding whether or not you’re eligible.
Fortunately in most mesothelioma related cases, legal teams work on a conditional basis, meaning they will only take a fee considering your case is settled successfully. This means there is a lower risk to you as you’ll only pay a percentage of the monetary awards made to your legal team should your claim be settled before or after a trial.