When searching for a mesothelioma law firm to hire, it is important to ask the right questions. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), an independent nonprofit dedicated to improving public health by preventing asbestos-related diseases and protecting the rights of asbestos victims, compiled a list of the top 10 questions to ask when hiring a mesothelioma lawyer.

Mesothelioma lawsuits can help families cover medical expenses and hold companies accountable for their negligence. Working with the right law firm for your situation can ensure a smooth and positive experience. Read the following questions from ADAO before meeting with a mesothelioma attorney to ensure you’re hiring the best lawyer for you.

  1. How many mesothelioma cases do you take each year?
  2. How long have you been trying mesothelioma cases?
  3. If my case goes to trial, will you be representing me in court?
  4. Have you tried a case to jury verdict recently, and if so, what was the result?
  5. How many of your mesothelioma cases were settled, and how many went to trial?
  6. How many of your verdicts withstood appeal?
  7. Does your firm list jury verdicts? If so, where?
  8. What is your average time to resolution in mesothelioma cases?
  9. What are my expected costs of pursuing the litigation?
  10. Does your firm donate to increase awareness and fund research?

These questions are important to ask during an initial consultation because they provide a clear picture of a firm and its background. Additionally, a reputable mesothelioma law firm will be able to provide straight forward answers to these questions. If the law firm you’re considering cannot answer them, you may want to keep looking. Hiring a mesothelioma law firm can be a daunting process. Using these questions will help you choose the best mesothelioma attorney for your specific situation.

It is natural to have many questions and concerns when pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit. This is a complex area of the law. Simmons Hanly Conroy is committed to helping mesothelioma patients obtain the right legal help—no matter what firm they hire. Contact a mesothelioma lawyer today to discuss these questions and get started on your initial consultation.