Testimonials

“From the first phone call through meetings at our home, depositions and the entire claim process, your firm and its people were absolutely wonderful. They were sensitive to our needs, answering all our questions and working diligently on our behalf. We're extremely grateful.”
— Sharie and Donald Duff, Redding, CA

“My husband and I had never been involved in a lawsuit before. Your firm made the process very easy and comfortable.”
— Elizabeth Alexander

“After my husband learned that he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, it gave him a great sense of relief to know that your firm was working so hard to ensure that our family would be taken care of.”
— Evelyn Jacobelly

“We were very pleased with the results. Everything went above and beyond what we had anticipated. I appreciated that someone always called us right back.”
— Carol Garside

“Your firm did a wonderful job. The total settlements we received exceeded our expectations. I was most happy that we received most of the money before my husband passed, and he had the comfort of knowing that I would be taken care of after his death.”
— Sharon F.

Lawsuit Timeline

Discovery

After the complaint is filed and all the defendants have answered, the parties proceed to conduct discovery, which is the process whereby facts to the mesothelioma lawsuit are identified. Each side can send the other written questions(called interrogations), requests for documents, and requests for admissions of certain facts. This type of discovery is usually done early in the case and then the parties hold depositions to clarify and expand on the information exchanged.

While all this is going on, mesothelioma lawyers, paralegals, and investigators are diligently researching all potential asbestos exposures and defendants. This process usually continues up to the day of the settlement or trial. Our firm has over 30 professionals with extensive asbestos litigation experience who devote all their time to these important tasks.

Settlements

Full and fair value for our clients is the primary goal. This is normally done through settlement, which is how the vast majority of cases resolve.
Because many defendants are bankrupt, we can submit claims to the trusts formed by the bankruptcies and usually receive funds within a matter of weeks. We also have case processing agreements with some non-bankrupt defendants, which also allows our firm to complete early settlements in a case and get money to the clients. Usually, the target defendants do not settle until the eve of the trial or even after we are already in the courtroom beginning the trial. However, this is also the time when we have the most leverage, as no company wants to try asbestos cases and risk high verdicts and bad publicity.

Trial

Although only about five percent of our cases go to verdict, we often start trials before the remaining defendants videotape their depositions in case that is not possible. Either way, throughout the trial, we keep in close contact with the clients and offer strategic advice about settling or taking a verdict. Unlike some firms, we do not ask for additional compensation for trying a case. We consider it part of our service in achieving the very best results for our clients.

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