The Mesothelioma Legal Process

The first part of the process is determining which law firm is going to represent you or your loved one. You can read that information by clicking here. Every case is different, but this is the general process:

  • STEP 1: Contact Us
    Once you contact The Lanier Law Firm by phone or filling out the form for a free consultation, we will review the preliminary information you provide and follow up with an expert evaluation of how you should proceed.
  • STEP 2: Meet Face to Face
    If you are interested in meeting with a lawyer from The Lanier Law Firm, then we will fly to you. We believe meeting face to face is the most effective way to develop a relationship and gather the necessary information needed to file a case.
  • STEP 3: File a Complaint
    The Lanier Law Firm will draft and file a legal complaint against the manufacturer of the product, a negligent employer or other offending party. Once we file the complaint, the court generally will issue a schedule for the mesothelioma court case.
  • STEP 4: Prosecute the Case
    At this step, we will gather the information and details needed to try your case.
  • STEP 5: Possible Case Settlement
    Many cases will settle before they are tried at court. A defendant may try to settle before going to court.
  • STEP 6: Go to Court
    If there is no settlement with the defendant, then the case will go to trial. Evidence and testimony is presented and a jury will decide the outcome.

Common Questions About Mesothelioma Cases

How expensive is this going to be?
There is no cost to you or your family. The Lanier Law Firm handles all mesothelioma cases on a contingency basis. That means we only receive payment if your case is settled or if you win at trial. This is why it is imperative that you hire a national law firm that has the resources and reputation to maximize your settlement. We also promise that you will pay no out-of-pocket expenses.

Do I have to testify at the trial?
Many cases are settled outside of the courtroom, which means you would not have to testify. However, we handle every case as if it will go to trial. We have the experience and knowledge to make this process as relaxed and simple as possible.

How much will I win from my mesothelioma case?
Like any court case, the amount and the results cannot be determined beforehand. It is extremely unethical for any attorney to predict how much money a client might receive. If you speak to a lawyer who gives you a monetary promise, run away! There are many variables that determine the amount of a mesothelioma settlement.

A $30 billion trust has been established to help compensate victims of mesothelioma. Not all victims qualify, but mesothelioma settlements can be substantial.

How long do mesothelioma cases take?
The exact timeframe of any case is impossible to determine. However, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, then it is important that you file quickly. Most courts expedite mesothelioma cases because they understand the strain and burden a mesothelioma diagnosis places upon you or a loved one.

Why Take Action?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, then you are most likely overwhelmed with the news and your related concerns. Most people begin to ask questions concerning their medical treatment options: Will your insurance handle your care? What should you do first? Who will take care of your family? These unanswered questions can be overwhelming. We are here to help.

One question that comes up regularly is: “Why should I file a mesothelioma court case?” Many people and their loved ones who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are too busy concentrating on medical treatment to focus on a court case, but here are some of the reasons to take legal action:

  • Financial Compensation
    A mesothelioma claim settlement can recoup your medical costs and help alleviate the financial burden that you and your family may experience from a mesothelioma diagnosis.
  • Get Justice
    Companies and industries have profited from the use of asbestos for years, including many who knew asbestos was harmful and still continued to use the material. These companies and industries are at fault. You and your family deserve justice.
  • Mesothelioma Cases are Time Sensitive
    Depending on your situation, your ability to file a claim can expire. Do not wait.
  • Peace of Mind
    The financial burden of a mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment can negatively impact you and your loved ones. Receiving financial compensation can help alleviate those tensions.
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