When you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, time can seem to stand still and fly by at the same time. This is understandable, given the whirlwind of emotions that often come into play in these circumstances. And while you and your family are trying to wrap your heads around the realities of the situation, it can be easy to lose focus on the financial ramifications of the diagnosis, making legal action fall low on your list of priorities.
Yet, the economic and noneconomic damages that may be caused to you and your family can be enormous and long-lasting. That’s why legal action might be necessary if you want to ensure that there’s some sort of accountability and that you and your family can secure the financial stability that you deserve.
Be aware of the statute of limitations
But remember: the clock is ticking. In Washington, you only have three years from the time of your or your loved one’s diagnosis to bring a legal claim. That may seem like a lot of time, but when you consider the fact that you’re going to have to gather a significant amount of evidence to support your claim, that time can quickly evaporate.
One of the best ways to ensure that your family doesn’t miss the deadline is to talk to an attorney who is experienced in these matters early on. By doing so, you can ensure that there’s someone working on your case with a close eye on the filing deadline. This can give you some peace of mind, allowing you and your family to focus on spending time together and making life as comfortable as possible under the circumstances.
Let an attorney handle the burdens of your case
You and your family are going through a lot right now. But don’t let thoughts of the legal process stress you to the point of inaction. Instead, let a law firm like ours help lift the burden from your shoulders. If you’d like to learn more about how we may be able to do that, then please continue to research our firm and what we have to offer our clients.