Asbestos and mesothelioma claims are governed by a special area of the law that treats them differently than other types of workplace injuries. Since asbestos-related diseases have such a long latency period before diagnosis (up to 50 years in some cases), it’s critical to have an experienced asbestos attorney on your side when the time comes to file a claim.
Your asbestos attorney should:
- Understand mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases
- Have extensive experience filing successful asbestos claims
- Be able to properly estimate the compensation you deserve
- Be willing to travel to you if necessary
One of the best ways to evaluate a prospective attorney is by scheduling an initial consultation with them. This first consultation should be free, since it is meant to help both you and the attorney decide whether or not to move forward together.
During your consultation, ask questions about the attorney’s experience and reputation. Also pay attention to how comfortable and confident you feel during your first meeting. It’s essential to be able to communicate openly and clearly with your attorney about your case.
In this specialized area of the law, having an attorney who is located nearby is not nearly as important as hiring a reputable, competent, and experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos law. Most good asbestos lawyers understand the seriousness of your cancer prognosis and will travel to you for a consultation.
If you are looking for an experienced Maryland asbestos attorney, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call (410) 625-9330 to schedule a free case evaluation. We handle asbestos cases in Washington D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and nationwide.