Your Legal Rights
Q. How do I pick an attorney?
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- A search of Google for mesotheioma attorney will produce over a million results - the chances that a million attorneys have settled a mesothlioma claim are non-existent.
Just because advertising - whether on the internet, tv, radio or in a newspaper - claims someone is an expert in mesothlioma law does not neccesarily make it so.
Some web sites may, by clever wording, even appear as though they are law firms when they are not.
There are also law firms that will take your case but will then pass it on to another firm for a percentage of the fees that the new firm manages to win.
We at Coping With Mesothelioma are not lawyers and so do not provide legal services or advice but the best advice we have for anybody looking for mesothelioma legal services is not to believe the quality of a web site determines the quality of legal advice you will receive.
Deciding on which law firm to engage with should be conducted in the same way that any 'radical consumer' choice is made - try and identify those you already trust and ask questions.
Those sources you may already trust might include a trades union (whether you are a member or not), well recognised support groups, noted specialists such as surgeons, etc. Asking these sources for their recommendations should 'sort the wheat from the chaff'.
When you have a select list try and identify questions that will help you decide who are the real experts. Any law firm that has the skills you are looking for will readily respond - much depends on making the right choice.
If the answers you get do not properly meet your expectations then move on . . . there are over a million others to choose from!
- How many cases like mine have you actually tried?
- Were those cases in my state?
- How many cases were won?
- What were the verdict/settlement values?
- Will you personally represent me?