Will your firm handle my case or will you refer it elsewhere?
Some firms don't specialize in bringing mesothelioma cases to trial, and will therefore refer your case to another firm for a share of the attorneys fees if the case is successful.
What is your firm's experience with a case like mine?
This is one of the most important questions to ask a mesothelioma lawyer. Make certain the firm specializes in mesothelioma cases and can demonstrate their experience such as the number of cases tried and won, the amount of cases they've tried vs. the cases they've settled and the amounts recovered. Make sure you're comfortable with their experience.
How much and when will I have to pay for your representation?
Most mesothelioma cases are taken on a contingency basis. This means that you don't have to pay anything unless your case is successful. Your attorney will likely charge a percent of the recovery, and may also charge for other expenses and fees. Mesothelioma cases can takes months or even years and can be very expensive to prepare and try. Be sure you fully understand what you'll have to pay before you sign.
What does the process involve?
Most attorneys will gladly detail the process of preparing and trying your case, as well as when and how you will need to be involved.
Can your firm handle my appeal if necessary?
Some cases are appealed, and it is recommended you choose a mesothelioma attorney that can also handle an appeal should one become necessary.
When asking the 5 most important questions to ask a mesothelioma lawyer, make certain your attorney is patient and answers the questions to your satisfaction.
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