5 Tips for Finding the Right Mesothelioma Lawyer for You
Be Comfortable: You should be comfortable working with your mesothelioma lawyer; this attorney represents you. Throughout the process, you will be in frequent contact with your mesothelioma attorney and their paralegals. It is important to have a relationship based on mutual trust, understanding and respect.
Experience in Asbestos Litigation: Your lawyer should have significant experience in litigating not only asbestos cases, but mesothelioma cases specifically. Mesothelioma cases can be complicated; therefore, it is critical to work with an attorney who has represented many other clients with mesothelioma.
Network of Lawyers: Ask if the lawyer has a network of attorneys who can handle your case — no matter what state it should be filed in — to maximize your recovery. The state that may provide you with the maximum compensation is likely not the one closest to you. You want a lawyer who can represent you in the court where your case needs to be filed — wherever that is.
Lawyer Fees and Costs: You likely want a lawyer that works on a “contingency” basis. This means that they only get paid if they recover money on your behalf from your mesothelioma case. You’ll want to work with a lawyer who advances all of the expenses and doesn’t ask you for payment up front.
Trust Your Instincts: Most experienced mesothelioma attorneys charge a contingency fee of 40% of the recovery. Working with someone who charges less may be an indication that they are more interested in just getting a case than helping you.