Why You Need an Experienced Mesothelioma Law Firm -vs- a Claim Center
Have you seen ads on TV or online that loudly ask “do you or someone you love have mesothelioma?” The ads then go on to say that “billions of dollars have been set aside” just for you. They make it sound like you make a call to their 800 number and you'll have a giant check in your hands very soon. These ads may say you'll be calling an “asbestos claim center” or “mesothelioma claim center.”
But the truth is, there is no such thing as an “official” claims center for mesothelioma patients or a large pot of money there for the taking. These ads are typically run by companies that are paid to generate leads for law firms. You are far better off going directly to a reputable law firm that specializes in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation.
How to Find the Best Lawyer for You
What is true is that there are asbestos trust funds set up by some companies that have declared bankruptcy to try and avoid accountability for asbestos exposure. However, there is no mechanism for “auto payment” from these trust funds. And they never willingly hand over a dollar without a fight. Mesothelioma litigation is complex and is not the kind of case that will settle in a few weeks or months.
Because it is such a complicated area of law that involves bankruptcy trusts and the potential for multiple claims if you were exposed to asbestos by more than one company, you want a firm that is ready to fight for the best possible compensation for your mesothelioma claim. Here are some of the characteristics you want in an asbestos/mesothelioma law firm:
- Deep experience: You don't want a general personal injury firm, you want a firm that has been fighting for the rights of asbestos victims for years and knows how to win cases.
- Track record: You want a law firm with a proven track record of winning significant settlements. If a lawyer can't show you an impressive history of wins, they're not for you.
- Specialization: You want a law firm that specializes solely in mesothelioma cases. If they live and breathe asbestos law, they are more likely to get you the best results.
- Compassion: You want a law firm that cares about you and will become part of your support system as you deal with your mesothelioma. Look for a personal touch.
- Dedication: You want a law firm where the attorneys will speak with you directly. You want a firm that will communicate with you clearly, answer your questions and address your concerns.
You shouldn't waste your valuable time talking to a lead generation service who will sell your personal information to a law firm you know nothing about. Speak directly to an experienced mesothelioma law firm and have a frank discussion about your case.
You will be dealing with this lawyer for months, maybe even years depending on the complexity of your case and whether your claim can be settled out of court or must go to trial. You need to feel good about your lawyer and have a good rapport with them. Trust your gut.
Bergman Legal Cares About You
Bergman Draper Ladenburg focuses solely on mesothelioma cases and has since they were founded. We have won more than 400 cases and more than $500 million for asbestos victims and are ready to help you now. Our goal is to get you the greatest compensation as quickly as possible. Don't be taken in by a firm that claims they can get big bucks fast. That's not how mesothelioma claims work.
We are the largest mesothelioma law firm in the Pacific Northwest and now handle claims all across the US and Canada. The Bergman Legal team is dedicated solely to asbestos cases and have 20 years of experience. We fight for the rights of asbestos victims and their families every day – it's what we do. While no amount of money can make up for your illness, we will work hard to get you the settlement you deserve. We are prepared to take your case to trial if needed and have won significant settlements at trial, including record-breaking wins.
But remember, you don't have very long to file a claim. Depending on where you live and were exposed, you will have from one to six years to file a claim from the date you receive a diagnosis of mesothelioma and are told that asbestos was the cause. The statute of limitations is usually two to three years but it's important to act fast to begin a claim as soon as possible even while you're still in treatment for your mesothelioma. If your loved one has passed away, we may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim, but time is of the essence. Call us to discuss the statute that applies to your case.
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Many firms that handle mesothelioma claims are not experienced at trial and will accept a lesser offer to avoid trial. Bergman Legal will never accept a mediocre offer. We are prepared to take your case to trial if needed and have won significant settlements at trial, including record-breaking wins.Receive Your Free Case Evaluation