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Los Angeles Mesothelioma Lawyer
A mesothelioma diagnosis can wreck your life. But you can regain your financial footing with the help of a Los Angeles mesothelioma attorney.
Finding out you have been diagnosed with an illness can be incredibly stressful. This is especially true if you are diagnosed with mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos. This potentially deadly cancer is, unfortunately, often seen in people who worked in an outdated building or were forced to work with asbestos as part of their job.
Victims of mesothelioma do have a way to mitigate the financial damage this serious condition can cause. After your diagnosis, you may have the right to file a claim seeking compensation for your damages. But to help ensure good results, you may need to enlist qualified legal representation.
The team at Haffner Law would love to pair you with a Los Angeles mesothelioma lawyer who is ready and able to help you.
Are There Deadlines I Need to Be Aware Of?
Mesothelioma is an illness that takes a while to make itself known. In fact, it can take anywhere from ten to forty years for the symptoms to develop enough that you are able to be properly diagnosed.
However, as soon as you receive a diagnosis from your doctor, it’s crucial that you contact a Los Angeles mesothelioma claim lawyer right away. That’s because California has a statute of limitations regarding how long you have to file a claim after you receive a diagnosis. In California, that time limit is only one year.
However, if you are filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased loved one, you have a bit more time. Under these circumstances, you and your attorney will have up to two years from the date of your family member’s death< to file a claim.
Determining Your Mesothelioma Claim Value
After your diagnosis has been made and you have decided to file a claim for compensation, your Los Angeles mesothelioma claim attorney will begin determining the amount of compensation you are eligible to recover.
Victims like you have to seek a particular a dollar amount to compensate them for what they have been through. The amount you are awarded will depend on a few factors.
Some factors that may affect your compensation amount include the following:
- The amount of wages lost
- How much you have had to spend on medical expenses
- Pain and suffering severity
- If the person who exposed you to asbestos did so with knowledge of the harm you could suffer
Regardless of the various factors, your attorney will do everything in his or her power to ensure you are awarded the most compensation possible. We will handle negotiations on your behalf and move through the claims process as quickly as possible to garner a satisfactory amount.
Contact a Los Angeles Mesothelioma Attorney
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, time is of the essence. Don’t wait to get in touch with our team at Haffner Law. With our help, you’ve got a good chance of filing a successful claim and securing substantial compensation.
To schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles mesothelioma lawyer, complete our online contact form at the bottom of the page or give our office a call directly at 1-844-HAFFNER (423-3637).