Depending on their particular situation, each asbestos victim will receive a different amount of money
Asbestos cases are very complex. Because the injured individuals were exposed to asbestos several decades ago, gathering sufficient evidence to support the causal relation between their diagnosis and work history is often difficult. Despite the challenging nature of asbestos litigation, thousands of victims successfully recover substantial compensation every year with the help of experienced and skilled attorneys. Nevertheless, it is nearly impossible to predict how much money you will recover after you file a claim with asbestos trust funds, as there are numerous aspects which come into play.
Even though calculating the precise amount of money is impossible, we will be able to provide you with an estimate after our initial consultation. Ultimately, your financial compensation will depend on the following factors, which can either increase or decrease the amount you are eligible for:
- Diagnosis. Mesothelioma cases have the highest value in asbestos litigation, since this is the most severe disease caused by asbestos exposure. Consequently, it is not uncommon for people who struggle with mesothelioma to recover over $1 million from multiple asbestos trust funds. A lung cancer diagnosis will also result in significant compensation. For asbestosis, however, the amount you can receive is typically lower.
- The duration and severity of exposure. Your former employer's negligence can also influence the compensation you will recover. As a general rule, the amount of money increases with the number of years you have been exposed to asbestos. Similarly, if you were in contact with high levels of airborne asbestos on a regular basis, your compensation will be larger.
- The size and number of asbestos trust funds. Each asbestos trust fund has a different sum of money set aside for claimants, depending on its size. Thus, you compensation will be influenced by how much funds are available through the asbestos trust you file with. If you qualify for filing with multiple asbestos trust funds, the amount of money will increase accordingly.
Have you or a family member been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease? Asbestos victims are eligible for financial compensation and we highly encourage you to take legal action as soon as possible. The diligent attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. can efficiently help you recover the compensation you deserve. Please contact us at 205.328.9200 and we will thoroughly answer all your questions. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, with a standard fee of 40%. That means we only collect the fee when we are able to collect compensation for you. If we do not recover anything, you will not have to pay anything out of pocket.