A mesothelioma lawsuit process is complicated and often comes at a difficult time, therefore, it is essential to find a qualified law firm that is experienced in asbestos litigation as well as compassionate to your situation. The Veterans Asbestos Alliance can assist you in either filing a lawsuit or obtaining money from the $30 billion set aside in trust funds in order to get the money you deserve for you or your loved one's illness.
It is important to know that asbestos lawsuits are time sensitive, meaning there is a time limit for asbestos legal claims to be filed in order to obtain compensation for you or your loved one, this is known as the statute of limitations. For this reason it is imperative to begin your lawsuit as soon as possible. The time limits range between 1 and 4 years from the date of the mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis or the death, but these deadlines vary by state.
For veterans who develop an asbestos-related disease as a result of asbestos exposure during their service, there are additional options available. Veterans may file an Application for Benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive compensation. The Application for Benefits should be supported by medical documentation proving you are suffering from mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease. A claim for VA benefits may also be supported by service records, ship records and specifications, muster rolls, deck logs, and any other documentation available to help prove the validity of your claim. In order to receive VA benefits, veterans need to prove they suffer from an asbestos-related disease and that it was service-related.
You may have the opportunity to file a claim and seek compensation for your injury or the wrongful death of a family member. Contact us for free legal advice and claim evaluation.
Companies that are held legally responsible set aside over $30 Billion into asbestos trusts to compensate those diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness (lung cancer, asbestosis or mesothelioma). If you qualify, obtaining compensation from these asbestos trusts is much simpler than filing a lawsuit.
Attorneys only are paid if they successfully settle your claim. If they are unable to get you a settlement, you owe nothing.
State laws, which are referred to as “statutes of limitations” give individuals one to six years, depending on the state, from the date of diagnosis of mesothelioma to file a lawsuit.
Experienced mesothelioma attorneys will collect all the necessary information to file your claim. They travel to you and assist you in completing all relevant paperwork and documents.
Even if a loved one has already passed from an asbestos-related illness, a spouse or family member may still have legal rights to file a lawsuit or claim.
The money you receive depends on your diagnosis, the state in which you are filing a lawsuit as well as the number of companies that you sue.
Many asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy and have set up bankruptcy trusts. These are trusts are designed to compensate asbestos victims according to the bankruptcy court and the trust distribution plans. Asbestos victims can file claims with these trusts if they were exposed to the appropriate products, contractors, or at certain locations, such as shipyards. Each trust has medical and asbestos exposure requirements which the claimant must prove. The dollar amounts that the trusts pay asbestos victims have a wide range, from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on which products the claimant was exposed to. Typically, claims are calculated on a payment percentage of the total value of a claim.
The asbestos trusts do not seek out asbestos victims, or assist them in providing information regarding asbestos exposure or medical issues. However, The Veterans Asbestos Alliance is able to file the claims for you and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your asbestos caused mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease.
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