FAQs Regarding the Filing of an Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Introduction

Nothing is easy when it comes to protecting your rights, especially when it comes to filing an asbestos lawsuit. It is not a simple process, even under the best of conditions. While no amount of compensation can make you whole, a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you afford the mesothelioma treatments you need and eliminate the worry that medical costs are draining your family budget.

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This section about mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits will address many of the initial questions you may have. If you have additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Even after you contact us, you do not have to choose us as your mesothelioma attorneys should you now decide to move forward with an asbestos lawsuit.

  • How do mesothelioma lawsuits work?
  • How much will it cost for you to investigate my claim?
  • How much will it cost for you to represent me?
  • How much can I expect to receive through a mesothelioma lawsuit?
  • How long can I wait to file a mesothelioma lawsuit?
  • How long do mesothelioma lawsuits last?
  • I’ve been exposed to asbestos, but I do not have symptoms of any asbestos-related disease yet. Can I file a lawsuit?
  • Can I file an asbestos lawsuit on behalf of a deceased family member?
  • I noticed that you are based in Illinois, but I do not live there. Why should I hire you instead of a law firm closer to my home?
  • Whom should I file my asbestos lawsuit against?
  • Will my mesothelioma lawsuit be filed in my state?
  • Will I have to travel?
  • Will I have to testify at trial?
  • Will my case be part of a class action?

How do mesothelioma lawsuits work?

We will first want to sit down with you and your family to discuss your potential case. If you are a good candidate for a mesothelioma lawsuit, we will file all necessary paperwork against the defendant(s) and start the discovery period. During this time, both you and the defendant(s) will be questioned as lawyers prepare for trial. Many times, a settlement is reached either at the end of the discovery period or during the early phases of the trial. If a case goes through the entire trial process, it will receive a jury verdict that could be appealed by the defendant.

How much will it cost for you to investigate my claim?

Nothing. The minute you contact us, we will begin investigating your asbestos case at no cost to you or your family. Typically, you will hear from one of our attorneys or an investigator who will call or visit you to gather information about you, your family, and work history. After we have sufficient information, we decide if we can recommend filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. This is of no financial cost to you.

How much will it cost for you to represent me?

Again, nothing. There is no financial risk on your part having us file a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf. Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. represents clients on a contingency basis, which means that we will only collect a fee if and when you are successful in collecting a settlement or award.

How much can I expect to receive through a mesothelioma lawsuit?

Recovery results vary greatly per client. The amount you receive from your mesothelioma lawsuit depends on a variety of factors including whether your case gets a settlement or a jury verdict. To get a better idea about what compensation you can expect through a mesothelioma lawsuit, please contact us.

How long can I wait to file a mesothelioma lawsuit?

While each case is unique, the law imposes certain time limitations on how long one can wait to file a mesothelioma or asbestos lawsuit before it is too late. These are called “statutes of limitation.” Essentially, an individual only has a certain period of time after they are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease within which to file their asbestos case. As a result, we advise you to contact us immediately so that we can evaluate your case.

How long do mesothelioma lawsuits last?

Mesothelioma lawsuits can take time, especially when they are being filed in a busy court system or they require extra investigation. We will work hard to expedite your case, but please understand that we may need extra time to make sure you get the best results.

I’ve been exposed to asbestos, but I do not have symptoms of any asbestos-related diseases yet. Can I file a lawsuit?

Even if you can prove you’ve been exposed to asbestos, you must have an asbestos-related disease to file a lawsuit. If you have been exposed to asbestos, schedule regular checkups to let a doctor monitor you for symptoms of asbestos diseases, since these diseases are much more treatable when caught early.

Can I file an asbestos lawsuit on behalf of a deceased family member?

In many states, a family member can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one. Because statutes of limitation laws strictly govern the time you have to file one of these suits, you should discuss any potential legal action with one of our lawyers as soon as possible.

Why should I hire you instead of a firm closer to my home?

Although Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. is a law firm based in Illinois, we have represented individuals and families in various parts of the country, recovering millions of dollars in the process.

Whom should I file my asbestos lawsuit against?

In order to get the most out of your asbestos lawsuit, it is imperative that you file against the right defendant. By learning more about your situation, our lawyers can help you decide just who should be the defendants and against whom your suit will be brought. Even if you are not sure where you were exposed to asbestos, our lawyers can investigate the case for you.

Will my mesothelioma lawsuit be filed in my state?

Your asbestos lawsuit may not be filed in your home state because we want to file your case in the state that will provide the best chance of success. For example, if you were exposed to asbestos by a company with its headquarters in another state, we may file your lawsuit in that state or where your primary exposure occurred. Filing in another state will not cost you any extra money, and it can provide us a better chance for success.

Will I have to travel?

Our attorneys and investigators are happy to travel to see you. Though we cannot guarantee that you will not have to travel, it is unlikely that you will need to leave the area in which you live.

Will I have to testify at trial?

We prepare every case as if we are going to trial. However, most cases settle out of court without going through a trial. In the event that a trial does occur, our attorneys are trained to make this process as easy on you and your family as possible.

Will my case be part of a mesothelioma class action?

No. Class action lawsuits are reserved for scenarios in which a group of individuals are injured in substantially the same manner. Since asbestos-related diseases manifest themselves differently in each affected individual, and it is therefore our belief that most such claims are not proper for class actions. We handle all mesothelioma lawsuits on an individual basis so that you receive the settlement that you deserve.

Contact Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C.

Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. handles many types of litigation including medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, auto/truck collisions and premises liability cases. For more information or to ask any questions you have about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, please contact our injury lawyers or call (800)-553-3125 or email us at [email protected].