Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lawsuits
Most people never think that their job will have lifelong consequences on their health. However, the effects of asbestos exposure can devastate workers and their families. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we understand how overwhelming a mesothelioma diagnosis can be and want you to focus on what matters most—your health.
Leave the legal aspects of your case to our experienced Pennsylvania mesothelioma and asbestos exposure attorneys. We're available 24/7 at 412-394-1000.
How Long Do Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Claims Take?
Mesothelioma cases tend to have shorter statutes of limitations (the time in which you can file a claim) than other types of lawsuits. In Pennsylvania, you have two years from the time of diagnosis or two years from the time of a loved one's death to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Once filed, the mesothelioma claims generally move faster than many other lawsuits. Most are settled before they reach court, but if they do go to court, they often move quickly because of the serious effects the illness has on the claimant's health.
Each case is different, however, and an experienced asbestos attorney can tell you what to expect during your lawsuit. If you or a loved one has a mesothelioma or was exposed to asbestos, we can help you determine if you have a case and explain your legal options.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Mesothelioma Settlement?
No two cases are identical, but ordinarily, it takes about three to six months to receive compensation for your asbestos case. Mesothelioma claims have the shortest waiting times because the condition is only caused by asbestos exposure, so proving them is relatively straightforward. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can tell you what to expect for your asbestos lawsuit settlement.
What Is the Average Settlement for A Mesothelioma Claim?
It's difficult to give an average amount for a mesothelioma settlement. This is because it depends on factors such as:
- Your medical history and diagnosis
- The number of defendants
- Proof of the defendant's negligence
- Where the claim is filed
It also depends on your lawyer. That's why it's so important to make sure you hire an attorney with the experience and qualifications to build the strongest case possible. Just like no two cases are identical, no two law firms are either. Find the fit that's best for you. Our free legal consultations make it easy for you to get to know our firm. Contact us by phone, chat, or online form.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Asbestos Claims in Pennsylvania?
The statute of limitations is the date by which your claim must be filed to be eligible for compensation. Statutes of limitations vary by state. In Pennsylvania, you must file your asbestos claim within two years of your mesothelioma diagnosis or within two years of a loved one's death. An experienced asbestos attorney can walk you through the statute of limitations in your state.
Time is critical, which is why we're available 24/7 at 412-394-1000.
What Is the Average Timeline for A Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
While the timeline can vary from case to case, most claims follow a similar structure.
Most asbestos lawsuits begin with a claim by the affected party. The attorney then collects evidence, talks to witnesses, collects medical and insurance reports, and more. If an agreement cannot be reached between the claimant and defendant, then the case goes to court. Verdicts usually depend on a few factors including the number of companies sued, the medical history of the claimant, where the claim is filed, etc.
A qualified attorney will give you an approximate timeline and keep you updated every step of the way.
Who Is at Risk of Developing Mesothelioma?
No amount of asbestos exposure is safe, and unfortunately, working conditions in many occupations mean that workers have been exposed to the deadly substance. The following are just some of the workers who are most at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases:
- Foundry workers
- Aircraft mechanics
- Demolition workers
- Pipefitters and plumbers
Speak to a Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
Our team of lawyers at Edgar Snyder & Associates in Pittsburgh, Altoona, Ebensburg, Erie, and Johnstown fight to make sure asbestos exposure cases are handled carefully, efficiently, and effectively. When our firm is on your side, you can feel confident that your case will be given the attention and time it deserves.
We are available 24/7 for free, no obligation legal consultations. Time matters in asbestos claims, so get in touch with us today. And remember, "There's never a fee unless we get money for you."