Why Do I Need a Lawyer to File with the Asbestos Trust Funds?
In an asbestos-related case, trust funds need to work with someone who understands their language. As much as you will become familiar with the ins and outs of your case, you will never be as prepared as an attorney to defend the merits of your claim in a language that these trust funds understand.
Evidence required to file a trust claimTrust funds need to find exactly the documentation that is required. It is in the best interest of these trust funds to make the claims process as challenging and complicated as possible, even changing the requirements as often as from one month to the next, in the hope that a technicality might get them out of paying your compensation. That is why you need someone who is well-versed in these requirements and practices. You cannot afford to make mistakes, misfile documents, miss out on deadlines, deliver excuses instead of affidavits.
A professional will know what documentation to gather and how to do it, what reports are necessary, how to file for certain documentation, where to look for records and how to protect your rights in the course of the claims process.
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Navigating the trust fund processAn attorney specialized in asbestos cases knows how to handle the claim by taking the following steps, among others:
o identifying the responsible party or parties;
o developing an exposure history;
o documenting employment, exposure, and disease;
o assisting with the filing of claims against asbestos trust funds;
o deciding the proper amount of compensation to ask for;
o deciding on the appropriate sum to settle on;
o litigating cases for compensation to the victim and his or her family, depending on the case.
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