The toxic legacy left behind by asbestos product manufacturers is only just reaching its peak now. Mesothelioma may take as many as five decades or more to develop after initial exposure.
If you have recently been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease,. Fortunately, the legal system has held companies responsible for failing to take proper safety precautions in the presence of toxic asbestos fibers.
You Can Afford Hiring a Mesothelioma Lawyer
Asbestos attorneys typically work on contingency, meaning asbestos victims do not pay any money up front out of pocket for their services. Should you achieve a successful settlement or win your case in court, money for legal fees and expenses will be deducted from your settlement amount or verdict. If no settlement is obtained, you owe nothing to the attorneys.
What to Look for in Hiring a Mesothelioma Attorney
Experience is the most important quality to look for in an asbestos litigation firm. Asbestos cases can go back many decades, companies have often gone out of business or merged so many times as to become unrecognizable.
In many cases, however, money has been set aside in a trust for victims of asbestos exposure. Even bankruptcy may not present a barrier to compensation. An experienced, knowledgeable firm will have researched many of these companies and will have the necessary background to track down responsible parties.
Another important feature to look for in an asbestos attorney is dedication. A firm that handles many different types of litigation may not have the necessary expertise or focus to keep up with the latest developments in asbestos and toxic torts law. For the best possible representation, look for a firm that focuses specifically on asbestos cases and has mesothelioma lawyers.
Hiring the Best Mesothelioma Lawyer
In the past five years, Bergman Draper Oslund has handled more mesothelioma trials than any other law firm in the Pacific Northwest. The only Northwest law firm devoted exclusively to asbestos litigation, we have achieved over $700 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
For decades, companies understood the dangers associated with asbestos exposure, yet took no steps to workers and their families from toxic exposure. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you deserve quality representation. Call Bergman Draper Oslund today, for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.