Settlement Negotiations

Every Asbestos Compensation case begins with the filling of the Complaint. The filling of the complaint allows for the identification of the parties involved. As strange as it might sound, an Asbestos Compensation negotiation may begin at this early stage of litigation. If an Asbestos Compensation does in fact occur, the responsible party is basically saying that it is aware that it manufactured asbestos based products. Since every Mesothelioma Attorney aims to maximize settlement, you will both have to decide whether to accept the proposed Asbestos Compensation or whether to hold-out for a much deserved figure. Lawyers across every Mesothelioma Law Firm are well familiar with the negotiation process.

Generally, employers and manufacturers that have lost asbestos cases before are quick to settle, a defendant that also fears the evidence presented by your Mesothelioma Attorney may quickly move to settle so as to avoid a much larger payout if the jury or judge finds in your favor. An Asbestos Compensation is intended to, and must cover all medical bills and loss of income. Bear mind, in a Military Exposure case, your Asbestos Compensation will more than likely come from the manufacturer or contractor. In a non-military exposure such as an Industrial type exposure, the manufacturer, contractor or employer is often the party offering the Asbestos Compensation.

If a Second Hand Exposure, you are most likely seeking compensation from the manufacturer or party immediately responsible for the asbestos that caused your exposure. In every settlement negotiation, the issue of guilt, breach or negligence is secondary. What will underlie negotiations is whether or not you get the monetary award you think you deserve. While your Mesothelioma Attorney is striving to maximize benefit, the defense will try to minimize it. A Mesothelioma Law Firm that is skilled in the trial process will be equally skilled at negotiating settlements. Once the defendant offers compensation, and if you do accept, as part of the settlement terms, you might have to agree to keep your Asbestos Compensation private. That is, though an Asbestos Compensation was received by you, the defendant was not found negligent. Be it trial or settlement, your Mesothelioma Attorney will strive to get you the Asbestos Compensation you rightfully deserve.

Besides the legal fact that there is a connection between asbestos and mesothelioma, there is also a scientific-medical fact. That is, no other substance is known to cause mesothelioma; the link between asbestos and mesothelioma is a fact that cannot be argued against. Today, U.S. regulatory bodies have banned asbestos or reduced its uses to minimal levels in most products. In order to begin the process for receiving the settlement you deserve, you must contact a Mesothelioma Law Firm so as to get a Mesothelioma Attorney on your Asbestos Compensation case. Asbestos is a cancer causing carcinogen regardless of whether you were exposed to it directly or indirectly. If you are in constant contact with someone who works directly with the substance, you are equally at risk of developing mesothelioma (second hand exposure). In the instance of a Second Hand Exposure, the legal rational is that employers owe a duty of care not only to their employees but to those that come in contact with them as well. In other words; an Asbestos Compensation may be sought.

The settlement of an Asbestos Compensation case prior to trial has its up’s and down’s. On the good side, you are receiving a compensation for your exposure to asbestos. Furthermore, you avoid the lengthy months and years that it might take to see your case through litigation. On the not so good side, you waive your right to a higher compensatory amount.  When it is done and said, what really matters is that you receive a just compensation. A Mesothelioma Attorney possesses the skills to negotiate as required; your Mesothelioma Attorney will settle accordingly.