How to Choose a Lawyer

How Do You Know Which Lawyer is Best for You and Your Family?

Choosing the right lawyer can be a daunting process.  One cursory look online and you will see a plethora of lawyers who claim to be the leader of a specific practice area, including mesothelioma. Don’t be tricked. A boast like that is a red flag and a reminder to do your due diligence before choosing a legal professional. They all can’t be the best but you can find the best one for you by following a few simple guidelines.

1.Choose a lawyer who is willing to come to you: If a lawyer is serious about you and your case, they will travel to meet you in person and not insist that everything be done over the phone or email.

2. Choose a lawyer who is willing to provide references: If a lawyer is reluctant to provide references then they may have something to hide. A trust-worthy lawyer will be more than willing to share references.

3. Choose an experienced lawyer: Mesothelioma is a complex disease with an equally complex litigation process. Your chosen lawyer must understand both to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Asbestos trust funds are also an area where extensive knowledge is essential and necessary.

4. Choose a lawyer that doesn’t charge upfront fees: A reputable mesothelioma lawyer will offer a free and confidential consultation to ensure that they are the right lawyer for you. Additionally, they will work on a contingency basis and get paid a percentage of your settlement. It is important to understand what this percentage is before you retain their legal services.

5. Choose a lawyer that communicates with you regularly: Your lawyer needs to be highly responsive to your calls and emails. Be sure that you set expectations up front to ensure that they understand your communication expectations.