Why You Should Look Beyond Your Community For the Best Asbestos Attorney
Believe it or not, it doesn’t really matter where an attorney is geographically located. When it comes to choosing an attorney for an asbestos case, closer is not always better. Working with a highly regarded and experienced mesothelioma attorney is more valuable than having one who is close by. That is truer than ever today, with the expanded capabilities of internet and cell phone communications. An experienced mesothelioma attorney understands that you are not feeling well due to your asbestoscaused illness. They will not expect you to travel to them. They will travel to you. A top-quality asbestos attorney will take the time to come and meet with you no matter where you live. For example, wherever you live in the U.S., you can call us and we will come and help you. It’s what we do.
Why is this important?
The value of your case and the amount of compensation you receive can vary greatly not only depending on the qualifications of your attorney but also on the city in which the attorney files your case. And, often we have several choices. For example, if you were exposed to asbestos while you were in the U.S. Navy stationed in the San Francisco Bay Area, or if the company responsible for your asbestos exposure has its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, we can file the case here, even if you have lived in Iowa ever since. The value of your case would be much higher if it is tried here, with our higher costs of living, than it would be in your home town.
I can understand that someone with mesothelioma in a small town might feel more comfortable just going down to the local courthouse to initiate a lawsuit instead of getting on a plane to do so in some other place. But you likely will never need to travel. We come to you for deposition testimony and trial preparation. Only if your case actually goes to trial (a small percentage of cases do so) might you need to even consider travel. Analyzing your situation and figuring out the best place to bring an asbestos case takes someone who knows what they’re doing. The situation calls for an expert attorney who has the experience and wisdom to know where to bring an individual’s asbestos case in order to obtain the best possible outcome. Please be aware that there are attorneys out there who simply want to make their money the easiest and quickest way possible.
They are not looking out for you and your family. They would rather do a mediocre job on a large number of cases than do a really spectacular job on your case. They will file a case wherever it is most convenient, not where it is most likely to yield the highest award amount. For those of you with a really strong case with the potential for a very large award, an attorney like this is not your best option. So put away your local yellow pages and look for the best asbestos attorneys in the entire United States, not just in your town or county. It will be well worth it.