Though all lawsuits are different, most asbestos cases progress in a similar manner. Once you’ve decided to proceed with an attempt to obtain compensation for your asbestos-related injuries, the process should be similar to the one outlined below.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has mesothelioma, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
The mesothelioma case process, when broken down, can be understood as a simplistic order of operations. There are six main steps:
1. Filing: You must file a lawsuit with the court. The defendant will be contacted with your claim.
2. Responses: The defendant in the case will give a response to your claim.
3. Discovery: After initially filing the lawsuit, both legal teams will gather information regarding the case. In most cases, the defendant’s legal team will ask you to answer questions, both written and on videotape (which can even be performed in the comfort of your home).
4. Setting a Trial Date: If the case goes to trial, a date will be set.
5. Settlement: Before the trial starts, the defendant’s lawyers may offer to resolve the case for a set amount of money. However, this initial offer amount may be low in comparison to future offers. The defendant may make a better settlement offer during trial.
6. The Trial: The trial process varies depending on where you file a claim. In many cases, it is not necessary for the plaintiff to appear in court.
In all, a typical case can take months to years, depending on its complexity. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can probably give you a fair idea of just how long your particular case may take to come to settlement.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.