How Does An Asbestos Claim Work?

Before you enter into any process, it can be helpful to understand how it works. At D'Amico Law Offices, L.L.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we know that pursuing an asbestos claim is a major decision. We hope the following information about how a claim works will help you make the best choice for you and your family.

Who Should File A Claim?

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, you should consider filing a claim.

File Within The Statute Of Limitations

In Pennsylvania, you must file an asbestos lawsuit within two years of when you knew or should have known that you had an asbestos-related disease. For many people, this is two years from the date of a medical diagnosis.

Who Are You Suing?

Depending on the specifics of your situation, our attorneys will file a claim on your behalf against an asbestos manufacturer, an insurance company or a trust that has assumed liability for victims of asbestos exposure.

Finding Evidence To Support Your Claim

The next step is to investigate your case. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling asbestos claims. They will gather as much information as possible to support your case. They will look into what products you worked with, who your employer was, whether you were exposed at home because your spouse or family member was exposed.

Settling Out Of Court Or Going To Trial

Once we present evidence that supports your claim, we will find out what happens next. More often than not, claims are settled out of court. We may reach an agreement with the trust, insurance company or manufacturer, and you will receive a financial award.

In rare cases in which the claim is not accepted, it may be best to take your case to trial. If this happens in your case, we can walk you through your options and what taking a case to trial entails.

Learn More In A Free Consultation

If you have more questions about the process of filing an asbestos claim, we can answer them in a free consultation. If it is best for you, we can meet you in your home with your family members. To schedule your consultation, send us an email or call us at 412-906-8180 or 866-546-4956.