Frequently Asked Questions
Throneberry Law Group strives to keep victims, loved ones, and other interested parties informed on mesothelioma laws, asbestos-related news, and general information involving mesothelioma. We know that people who have never retained an attorney may have questions regarding the work a mesothelioma attorney does, and how each case is filed and then settled. Let us address some common questions:
- Should I Hire an Attorney, and if so, What do I Look for?
- Can I Sue if I Forgot When I was Exposed?
- If the Military Caused My Mesothelioma Exposure, Can I Sue Them?
- If I am Told I Have Mesothelioma, Can I Sue for Compensation?
- In Mesothelioma Cases, How Will I Know How Much Money I Will Get?
- Where Will My Suit be Filed? In My State?
- Is Travel Necessary if My Case is Filed Out of State?
- How Long do I Have to File My Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
- How Long do Cases Last?
- What Happens to My Case if I die?
- I do not Have any Money. How Will My Attorney Get Paid?
- I Have Read About People Getting Multimillion Dollar Settlements. Can I Get That Much?
- If I Have Filed Other Claims, Can I Still File a Mesothelioma Suit?
Yes, always hire an experienced mesothelioma attorney who is well-versed in laws regarding asbestos, mesothelioma, and who knows how to negotiate with multiple parties. Because asbestos is the longest known tort in history, many attorneys have gained valuable experience which helps closes cases more accurately today than ever before.
Prior to settling with an attorney, you will want one who works for you – not for his or her own wallet. Instead of taking chances, phone Throneberry Law Group at (888) 506-1131 where consultations are free and no fees are taken unless you win.
Yes. Forgetting when you were exposed will not disqualify your claim. An asbestos attorney will investigate every place you worked or any place you served during the military and will find which companies produced asbestos during the period in which you worked or served. Once discovered, the attorney will go after the responsible company; if multiple companies are involved, each will be assigned a specific percentage of fault.
No. Generally, companies, government entities, and home builders are usually not included in lawsuits – only the manufacturer of asbestos-based products. However, veterans who served may qualify for benefits from the VA office.
It is possible that you can sue for compensation if a medical examination documents any case of mesothelioma. Factors in determining legal remedies include how mesothelioma exposure happened, the party responsible, and the date you were exposed.
A mesothelioma attorney generally seeks compensation for medical bills, loss of work, pain and suffering (in some cases), future ability to become gainfully employed, and other monies deemed appropriate. State and local laws may also factor into the amount of your award. The final dollar amount is determined either through settlement negotiations, or by juries.
Depending on circumstances surrounding your claim, your suit may be filed in multiple states. The attorney you retain will collect necessary information, and based off his or her findings, will file action in whatever states are appropriate.
No, travel is not needed as your attorney essentially files there to appear on your behalf. In fact, a mesothelioma attorney will often visit you at home, regardless of how far away you live from his or her office.
Each state has a statute of limitations in which people can file action for personal injury, although the victim’s life expectancy will play a significant role in determining that time frame. Your attorney will explain these things to you during your initial consultation.
If you feel that it is time to discuss your case, Throneberry Law Group is standing by. Call (888) 506-1131 to begin discussing your legal matter.
How long your case lasts depends on numerous factors, including whether you are bringing suit against several companies, how quickly the company is willing to settle (if at all), and what stage your cancer is.
Should you pass away with an active mesothelioma suit, your estate will handle the disbursement of funds to your heirs.
Your attorney generously fronts all costs associated with your case, including paying his or her own staff, traveling, filings, investigations and all other related costs. Once your case settles, the amount you are awarded will have the attorney’s costs deducted prior to you and your family receiving the remaining award.
Although some cases do reach the multimillion dollar threshold, each case will settle for an amount that is agreed upon by all parties. Depending on your circumstances, substantial compensation is possible through mesothelioma litigation.
Yes. Even if you have filed for Social Security Disability or Veteran’s Affairs benefits, your attorney can still file a mesothelioma claim against the producer/manufacturer, distributor, or supplier of asbestos products.