If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, after the initial shock wears off, you should consider whether you have legal recourse to pursue compensation for your asbestos exposure. Even if you know likely when and how you were exposed, it’s not easy to represent yourself in a fight for asbestos compensation. Corporations have teams of lawyers fighting for them – you need an advocate on your side as well. Here are three essential qualities to look for when searching for an asbestos cancer lawyer.
#1 Look for a Lawyer With Asbestos Expertise
Since no one knowingly goes out and exposes themselves to asbestos, it’s probable that someone is to blame for your illness. Usually asbestos is an occupational hazard and you would have been exposed on the job. If you’ve worked for a number of employers over the years, you may not be able to pinpoint the source of your asbestos exposure, but that’s where your lawyer’s expertise is important.
Because Bergman Draper Oslund focuses solely on asbestos law, they’ve compiled extensive research on exposure sites throughout the US and Canada and know which corporations are accountable for which incidences. You want a lawyer like this who knows how to navigate the complex waters of mesothelioma claims, asbestos bankruptcy trusts and court litigation.
#2 Look for a Lawyer Who Is Reputable
You want a lawyer who is well respected by their peers, the legal community and former clients. There are a couple of ways to check this out. You can search the Washington State Bar Association to make sure they are in good standing and have no disciplinary history for misconduct. You can also check a lawyer rating site such as Avvo.com – look for a 10 out of 10 “Superb” rating.
You also shouldn’t just take the lawyer’s word for it they treat their clients well – check out their testimonials page on their website or ask them for client references. A lawyer who cannot offer these is not who you want representing you! Bergman Draper Oslund has been helping mesothelioma victims for years and their clients appreciate their compassion and commitment.
#3 Look for a Lawyer With an Impressive Track Record
The point of pursuing a compensation claim is to receive fair financial redress for your injuries and the impact to your health and quality of life. You want a lawyer who will fight for the best possible settlement for your particular circumstances. While an attorney can’t discuss the specifics of another client’s case with you, they can share with you representative cases and results they’ve won.
You want an asbestos attorney who can demonstrate that they have the ability to get you the settlement you deserve. Bergman Draper Oslund has won more than $600 million in settlements for their clients and can help you too with your mesothelioma claim. You want a lawyer with substantial wins in cases similar to yours so you know they can likely do well advocating for you.
If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have been searching for representation, we hope these tips on essential qualities to look for when searching for an asbestos lawyer were helpful. Bergman Draper Oslund is ready to help you with your asbestos claim. Our expertise is yours for the asking. We are here to help. Contact us for a free consultation today.