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Asbestos cases are complex and also very difficult to pursue. Thereby, it is highly recommended to hire a lawyer specialized in asbestos litigation who can efficiently recover compensation for you.

answered by Gary Anderson

Only a lawyer specialized in asbestos cases can provide you with quality legal assistance and recover the compensation you deserve

Asbestos cases are very challenging to pursue. Because a lawsuit does not represent the most practical legal option when it comes to asbestos cases, you will have to file an asbestos claim with one or multiple asbestos trust funds in order to recover compensation for your injury. However, there are a series of essential aspects which need to be carefully assessed and numerous important factors to be taken into consideration before submitting an asbestos claim. Without the assistance of an attorney specialized in asbestos litigation and their legal team, obtaining proper financial compensation will be extremely difficult and time-consuming, if not nearly impossible.

By hiring a good lawyer, you asbestos claim is guaranteed to be approved by the board of trustees who are managing asbestos trust funds. If you are a victim of occupational asbestos exposure, Environmental Litigation Group P.C. can efficiently help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will promptly evaluate your case and gather the most relevant information from you. You will only have to provide us with your work history and your medical records. We will take over from there, preparing and submitting all the necessary documents on your behalf. Additionally, our experts will conduct thorough research in order to find other important details which could be instrumental to your case.

For asbestos cases, legal representation is crucial to ensure the best results, as the process of filing an asbestos claim is very complex and requires a lot of experience. However, not any law firm will be able to effectively help you. When choosing a law firm to assist you with your asbestos claim, you should pay attention to the following essential aspects, as they will guarantee the success of your case:

  • The law firm should handle exclusively asbestos and other toxic exposure cases. Asbestos litigation is a very demanding area of practice even for the most experienced attorneys. It requires a great amount of knowledge, attention to detail, time and perseverance. Lawyers who are not exclusively focused on toxic tort litigation are very unlikely to invest all their time and effort in solving your case, as they will also have other legal matters to take care of. Because they will not be able to give your case their undivided attention, important details could easily be left out and thus, your asbestos claim might not be approved. The attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. only carry out asbestos and toxic exposure cases. Because this is our sole area of practice, we have great rates of success. Additionally, our legal team includes experienced toxicologists and industrial hygienists whose expertise is invaluable in building a strong case.
  • Your attorney should have a relevant number of successfully solved asbestos cases. Specializing in asbestos litigation by itself will not guarantee the best outcome for your case. The lawyer you hire should also be renowned for having carried out a relevant number of asbestos exposure cases. Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. has recovered over $1.4 billion for more than 25,000 victims of asbestos exposure over the course of our 26-year existence as a law firm. Professional experience is also essential when it comes to asbestos litigation. The majority of our attorneys and legal experts have been assisting and representing clients injured by asbestos exposure for over 20 years and can efficiently carry out even the most complex cases.

If you have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace and are now struggling with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we strongly encourage you to contact us at (205) 328-9200 as soon as possible. Due to the statute of limitation, you can only file an asbestos claim within one to six years of your diagnosis. Our highly experienced lawyers will strive to recover the maximum compensation available for your injury in the shortest time possible.

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