If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma or a loved one was diagnosed with this type of cancer, you can recover compensation. However, to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve, it is crucial that you take prompt action. You have a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma claim, and if you file a claim when the statute of limitations on your case has expired, you may be barred from recovering the compensation you deserve. Also, to recover the compensation you deserve in your mesothelioma claim, you need to retain a skilled attorney. An attorney can help you prove asbestos exposure and how the exposure occurred. An attorney can also help you negotiate a fair settlement. An attorney can ensure you consider all the crucial things you need to consider before accepting a mesothelioma settlement.
Things to Consider When Negotiating a Mesothelioma Settlement
After you file your mesothelioma claim, whether because you were diagnosed with this disease or lost a loved one to this disease, it will reach a point where you will receive a settlement offer. It is crucial that you consider several things before accepting a mesothelioma settlement. The following are some of the things you need to look at before accepting a mesothelioma settlement.
The Damages Incurred
In a mesothelioma case, you need to consider the medical expenses that have been incurred and those to be incurred in the future (if applicable). Medical expenses that will be incurred in the future are known as future medical expenses. You also need to consider lost wages and other financial losses. Apart from considering financial losses, you need also to consider non-financial losses. In a mesothelioma claim, you can recover compensation for non-financial losses such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and many others.
There are a lot of damages you may be eligible for in your mesothelioma case, so you will want a skilled and dedicated attorney on your side who can help you determine the value of your claim.
The Settlement Amount Offered
Before accepting a mesothelioma settlement amount, you need to look at the amount of money offered and compare it to the value of your claim. You should not accept a settlement offer if it is nowhere close to the value of your mesothelioma case. If you are not able to get a fair settlement offer outside court, do not hesitate to proceed to trial. An attorney can help you fight for the compensation you deserve in court.
However, before proceeding to court, you will want to look at what evidence you have. You need strong evidence to win your case in court. An attorney can help you assess your situation and determine how you or your loved one suffered asbestos exposure. A qualified attorney can help you gather evidence that can help you prove that the defendant caused asbestos exposure, which resulted in mesothelioma.
Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyers
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our office to speak to one of our experienced Arizona mesothelioma attorneys about your situation. Our office can help investigate your case and determine if compensation can be sought from negligent parties to help pay for your medical treatment.