Tens of thousands of hard-working Washington state workers and veterans were exposed to asbestos. In fact, Washington has one of the highest rates of asbestos exposure in the country. For years, manufacturers were aware of the potential harm, but chose to put profits over people. Fortunately, these companies were held liable and billions of dollars have been set aside in trust funds for victims.
Are you one of these victims? Or, maybe you’ve been diagnosed with another illness tied to asbestos exposure. If so, we’re here to help. Please read on to learn how the process works.
In a typical personal injury lawsuit, we tell our clients that we must prove the other party’s negligence caused your injury. What makes mesothelioma claims different is that the negligence has already been proven. Funds have already been set aside.
This means that in most cases, we don’t even have to file a lawsuit. When you reach out to our Tacoma attorneys, we’ll help collect your information and work to get your settlement as soon as possible. We understand that a diagnosis of mesothelioma means that time is of the essence. Our goal is to have you focus on your health and your family. Let us handle the legal and financial stressors.
As you likely already know, mesothelioma has a long latency period. That means that it can be decades between exposure and symptoms. Given this, the statute of limitations is three years from the time of diagnosis, not exposure.
Even so, three years is not a lot of time to file a claim. We’ve seen people excluded from settlements because they missed this deadline. We don’t want this to happen to you. Please call us at 253.272.5226 to start your claim.
The biggest reason to work with a skilled attorney is so you can focus on your health. Navigating the legal process can be daunting and stressful if you’re not familiar with it.
Here are a few additional benefits of working with the Ladenburg Law team:
Please don’t try to go it alone. We’ve seen people unable to make sense of the process and lose out on compensation they deserve.
Even if your loved one has passed away, we still may be able to help family members file a claim. The only way to know for certain is to give us a call.
Remember; it’s very important to reach out to our Tacoma attorneys as soon as possible after diagnosis. There is no cost for initial consultation. In fact, there’s only a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. Please call us today at 253.272.5226 to schedule a time to meet about your case.
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