Questions to Ask Your Mesothelioma Lawyer in a Consultation

John A. Barnerd

Right now, you may be overwhelmed with the number of decisions a mesothelioma diagnosis is requiring you to make. How do I break the news of my diagnosis to my family? Which mesothelioma doctor and treatment plan are right for me? Should I hire a lawyer?

Choosing the right mesothelioma lawyer is important not only for you, but also for your family – you want to find someone you all feel comfortable sharing personal information with, someone you trust.

Your lawyer is going to work with you and your family to secure the compensation you deserve, helping you to cover medical expenses and forcing the company responsible for your diagnosis to take accountability for their actions. After choosing a mesothelioma lawyer, you can expect that he or she will perform extensive research and interviews to determine the best way for you and your loved ones to go about securing compensation. This is why choosing an experienced lawyer with access to a number of resources is vital to the success of your lawsuit.

To ensure you’re hiring the best lawyer for your personal situation, consider asking him or her the following questions during your first meeting:

  1. Why should I hire you instead of a firm closer to my home?
  2. How long have you been trying asbestos-related cases? Do you have a documented track record of success in asbestos cases?
  3. Has your firm gone to verdict in the last ten years? If so, how many times and what is your average verdict?
  4. Do you focus exclusively on asbestos litigation?
  5. How many support staff, in addition to my attorney, will be involved in my asbestos case?
  6. What other support services can the firm provide?
  7. What resources do you have to help gather information about my asbestos exposure?
  8. Are you affiliated with any mesothelioma doctors or treatment centers?
  9. Have you been recognized by any national organizations for your work?
  10. How much will it cost to hire you?

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Our Mesothelioma Attorneys Travel to You

It’s natural to have many questions when pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit. A reputable mesothelioma lawyer will take the time to answer all of your questions – no matter how many you have – and truly attempt to understand how asbestos exposure has affected your life.

Similarly, the more questions you ask, the more you’ll be able to gain a better understanding of your own situation and the type of lawyer you want to help you through the process.

Recently, Howard was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. That is not his name for confidential reasons, but his story is an example of one of the many people whose questions we answer on a daily basis.

Howard served in the Navy and then also worked construction in Florida; he suspects that’s how he may have been exposed to asbestos. When he called, he specifically wanted to know how our firm was qualified to help him and his family. I answered his questions based on his situation, and then we scheduled an appointment to visit him in Florida the next day. At the appointment, one of our legal investigators talked further with him about his possible exposure, further explained what he could expect during the legal process and shared available medical resources.

After meeting with our team, Howard and his wife decided to hire the firm and begin the legal process. What convinced him was the comprehensive way our firm approaches these cases. Shareholder Tim Thompson and his trial team are now hard at work on Howard’s mesothelioma case. Howard feels confident, knowing that while he is fighting the cancer, his attorney is also fighting for his rights.

Meeting with a member of our mesothelioma legal team is the best way for you to decide if we will be the best fit for you. We regularly speak to people on the phone to address their initial questions and needs, but nothing is as helpful as having a face to face conversation about this complex topic.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy we feel so strongly about this, that we always travel to meet people where they live. This is an example of the kind of dedication you can expect when you choose Simmons Hanly Conroy to handle your mesothelioma lawsuit.

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