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Can Attorneys Accept a Settlement on Behalf of Their Clients? What If I am not in Agreement with the Settlement?

The clients have to formally agree and acknowledge that they are in agreement with the proposed settlement amount by signing some documents.

answered by Channika DeSilva Gonzalez

Your attorney will firstly discuss with you the proposed settlement before accepting it

No, it is not possible. According to the law, the clients have to formally agree and acknowledge that they are in agreement with the proposed settlement amount by signing some documents. Generally, an attorney will not accept the settlement without seeking your approval. Asbestos case settlements occur only when there is a common ground between defendants and plaintiffs on the amount of compensation.

After you file an asbestos lawsuit, you may receive compensation in one of the two settlements or trial. Most asbestos lawsuits are settled out of court, but if you are not in agreement with the settlement, your case will go to trial, following which you may receive a favorable verdict from the jury. However, though it is up to you to either accept or decline the offer of settlement, it is better to make the decision whether to agree with the settlement or go for a verdict after seeking advice from an experienced mesothelioma attorney.

Additionally, the outcome of a trial is always uncertain and may take years, therefore, most people agree to the settlement in order to avoid a long legal battle. An experienced mesothelioma attorney will help you negotiate a fair amount of settlement and also decide whether to accept it or go ahead with the lawsuit.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a disease as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, our highly experienced attorneys can provide you with quality legal representation. We have successfully helped over 25,000 asbestos victims thus far. Please contact us at 205.328.9200 and we will promptly evaluate your case.

*The information presented should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship.

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