We understand that a mesothelioma diagnosis is extremely difficult for an individual and their loved ones, therefore, it is essential to find qualified mesothelioma lawyers that are experienced in asbestos litigation as well as compassionate and understanding to your situation. The Veterans Asbestos Alliance's legal team can assist you in filing claims to obtain money from the $30 billion set aside in asbestos trust funds or through verdicts or settlements obtained through lawsuits. We guide you through the legal process and obtain the maximum compensation that you deserve for you or your loved one's illness. The right legal team can be key in getting the best outcome for your mesothelioma or lung cancer asbestos case.
It is important to know that filing claims and/or lawsuits are time sensitive, meaning there is a time limit for asbestos legal claims to be filed in order to obtain compensation for you or your loved one, this is known as the statute of limitations. For this reason, it is imperative to begin your lawsuit or legal claim as soon as possible. The time limits range between 1 and 4 years from the date of the mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis or the death, but these deadlines vary by state.
For veterans who develop an asbestos-related disease as a result of asbestos exposure during their service, there are additional options available. Veterans may file an Application for Benefits with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to receive compensation. The Application for Benefits should be supported by medical documentation proving you are suffering from mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease. A claim for VA benefits may also be supported by service records, ship records and specifications, muster rolls, deck logs, and any other documentation available to help prove the validity of your claim. In order to receive VA benefits, veterans need to prove they suffer from an asbestos-related disease and that it was service-related.
ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCY TRUSTS
Many asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy and have set up bankruptcy trusts. These trusts are designed to compensate asbestos victims according to the bankruptcy court and the trust distribution plans. Asbestos victims can file claims with these trusts if they were exposed to the appropriate products, contractors, or at certain locations, such as shipyards. Each trust has medical and asbestos exposure requirements which the claimant must prove. The dollar amounts that the trusts pay asbestos victims have a wide range, from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on which products the claimant was exposed to. Typically, claims are calculated on a payment percentage of the total value of a claim. In addition, additional damages for your pain and suffering can be pursued in court.
The asbestos trusts do not seek out asbestos victims, or assist them in providing information regarding asbestos exposure or medical issues. However, The Veterans Asbestos Alliance is able to file the claims for you and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your asbestos caused mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease. Filing your claim with the asbestos bankruptcy trusts is the quickest and easiest way to get compensation. Money from the asbestos trusts can generally be recovered in less than one year.
If you have questions or would like to speak with one of our attorneys for a free consultation, please contact us.
LEGAL QUICK FACTS
You May Not Need to
File a Lawsuit
Bankrupt companies that are responsible set aside over $30 Billion into asbestos trusts to compensate those diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma. If you qualify, obtaining compensation from these asbestos trusts is much simpler than filing a lawsuit.
No Attorney’s Fees Unless
You Get Paid
Mesothelioma Lawyers only are paid if they successfully settle your claim. If they are unable to get you a settlement, you owe nothing.
There is a Time Limit to
File a Claim
State laws, which are referred to as “statutes of limitations” give individuals one to six years, depending on the state, from the date of diagnosis of mesothelioma to file a lawsuit.
The Attorneys Do The
Experienced mesothelioma attorneys will collect all the necessary information to file your claim. They travel to you and assist you in completing all relevant paperwork and documents.
There is Not a Set Settlement
The money you receive depends on your diagnosis, the state in which you are filing a lawsuit as well as the number of companies that you sue.
Loved Ones May Qualify for
Even if a loved one has already passed from an asbestos-related illness, a spouse or family member may still have legal rights to file a lawsuit or claim.