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Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Finding a mesothelioma lawyer

Choosing a mesothelioma lawyer is a very important process. You want to choose a lawyer with experience in mesothelioma law cases, who has a proven track record. The internet provides a vast wealth of information that can help you in your search. Utilize all the tools at your disposal including mesothelioma lawyer directories and search engines such as google and yahoo. When viewing law firm websites it is important to note that this is one of the firm's advertising tools, and it should be treated as such. Don't give the information on it, or the flashyness of it any more importance than you would a television ad, or printed ad.
After you have compiled a short list of mesothelioma lawyers you have done most of the hard work. Narrowing your list down to the lawyer that you choose to represent you shouldn't be difficult at this stage. It is important to call and speak with each of the potential firms / lawyers so that you get a feel for not only their practising style, but also so you can see if you feel comfortable with them. You'll be spending a lot of time with this person and the outcome of your case will depend on them.

Mesothelioma settlements
The value of a mesothelioma settlement can vary quite drastically, anywhere from thousands to hundreds of millions. The average settlement for a mesothelioma case was 1 million US in 2001. If the case went to trial, the average amount awarded to the plaintiff was 6 million. These amounts were 3 times the average that was awarded just 2 years before in 1999. As you can see from the amounts awarded in these types of cases, when looking for a lawyer they should take a great deal of time to discuss their strategy and experience in this area and also answer any questions that you may have.


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