Important Answers To Know About Mesothelioma
At Menges Law Firm, we know that dealing with mesothelioma and related injuries is a scary time for you and your family. We understand how important it is to get your questions answered honestly and quickly. We are here to help. Call us at 618-767-5528 and speak to an Illinois attorney about your situation. Your phone call and initial visit are always free.
Does every case go to trial?
While we do prepare for trial in every case we accept, the fact is that trials can take a lot of time and cost a company resources. The publicity is often negative for the company being sued, and this can create a negative public image for a company. For these reasons many companies are often ready to negotiate when it comes to mesothelioma claims. At Menges Law Firm, we have won over $30 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Do I need an attorney?
The American court system does not require people to have an attorney. You can represent yourself. Many injured people and their families do not have the time, education and experience needed to go head-to-head with the polished and savvy attorneys who represent a large manufacturer or company. Because injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, you pay nothing for representation unless your case is won. Then you pay a percentage of your award. Not every mesothelioma case is the same. Different legal strategies are used depending on the case details including the legal structure of the company you are suing.
How much does an attorney cost?
At Menges Law Firm, injury cases related to asbestos and mesothelioma are taken on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing out of pocket for the entire course of your case. The only time you pay our firm is when we win a settlement (an agreement for compensation made outside of court) or a verdict (if your case goes to court).
When we win your case, we take an agreed-upon percentage of that award. Research shows that when plaintiffs (the people who sue) use an attorney to pursue compensation (money) they get more money. More often than not, using an attorney or firm to represent you pays for itself in the amount of money you are awarded.
How does someone get mesothelioma?
Most people contract mesothelioma by breathing in asbestos particles. Over time these particles get into the lining of the lungs and chest wall and cause severe damage. While asbestos is not used as much as it once was because of the known health hazard it presents, there are several occupations that still put workers at risk including auto mechanics, construction, shipyard workers and firefighters.
Get Your Specific Mesothelioma Questions Answered
If you have questions that we have not answered on this page, please call our office. We are happy to get you the information you need. Your phone call and any initial office visit are always free. Call 618-767-5528 or send us your question in a confidential email, and we will be in touch. We serve clients in Illinois and the entire surrounding area. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.