Why It’s So Vital that You Choose a Seasoned Mesothelioma Lawyer to Represent You

April 28, 2014

As critical as choosing a mesothelioma lawyer will be to your chances of achieving a positive outcome in your case, the process doesn’t have to be hard. Sure, you’ll need to do some homework; maybe even a little digging. But you’ll find that putting in a little effort now can pay off in the long run.

Making the right decision could mean the difference between getting nothing and getting millions in compensation for the asbestos exposure that caused your mesothelioma or the other asbestos-related disease that you have developed. You will only have one opportunity to hold the asbestos companies responsible for your mesothelioma accountable, so you simply cannot afford to take your choice of a mesothelioma lawyer lightly.

But again, while it can seem intimidating, finding the right one doesn’t have to be difficult. Keep these key points in mind during your selection process and you’ll see that is a great deal easier than you might think.

1. Look for successful experience, with both verdicts and settlements.

You may be saying to yourself, “Well, duh. Of course I want a mesothelioma lawyer that has been successful.” However, you’d be surprised at how sophisticated some firms are at convincing people they are “experts” in mesothelioma lawsuits, when in reality they have very little experience at all. It is essential that you make sure the mesothelioma law firms you’re considering not only have a great deal of experience in taking cases to court, but that they also have a strong track record of achieving favorable settlements out of court.

2. Also look for a strong record of appellate wins.

You may come across some mesothelioma law firms that tout the fact they won a multi-million dollar verdict for a mesothelioma patient against an asbestos manufacturer. But look a little deeper – as impressive as that verdict sounds, if the mesothelioma lawyer was not successful in defending the verdict on appeal, it’s worthless. Most of the time, an asbestos company will appeal an unfavorable trial verdict – that’s just about a given. When this happens, your mesothelioma lawyer will need to have the resources to successfully handle your case at the appellate level.

3. Make sure the mesothelioma law firm you choose will actually be the one representing you in your case.

As strange as this may seem, there are some firms that market themselves as firms specializing in mesothelioma litigation, when, in fact, they simply refer cases to other firms and do not handle any of the actual legal work themselves. Even though these firms don’t actually represent you, they will collect a fee. There is a chance that the mesothelioma lawyer who actually litigates your case won’t have the experience and qualifications you’ll need. You just don’t know.

These are just a few of the factors you’ll need to keep in mind with choosing the mesothelioma lawyer you want to represent you.

The mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd has been fighting for the rights of patients with asbestos-related diseases for more than 35 years. And our track record speaks for itself. If you would like more information, contact us here or give us a call at (866) 538-0485 to learn more about how we may be able to help.