Asbestos Lawyer

An asbestos lawyer helps those affected by asbestos-related diseases and their loved ones obtain financial compensation. The best asbestos lawyers have decades of experience and access to resources that allow them to maximize payouts for asbestos victims. See if your family can work with a top asbestos attorney to get the justice you deserve.

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By filing an asbestos lawsuit, you can pursue financial compensation and justice from the companies that caused you or a loved one harm.

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How Asbestos Lawyers Help Families

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Asbestos lawyers help asbestos exposure victims and their family members take legal action and pursue compensation from the companies that caused them harm.

Manufacturers of asbestos-containing products knew about the dangers of asbestos but hid this information to keep making profits. In the process, millions of Americans were needlessly exposed to the carcinogenic mineral, and many developed asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma and lung cancer as a result.

An asbestos lawyer may be able to help you by:

  • Exploring all possible avenues for compensation
  • Collecting evidence to build a strong case
  • Filing legal claims to hold all negligent parties accountable
  • Handling every step of the legal process on your behalf

Even if you don’t remember when, where, or how you were exposed to asbestos, an experienced asbestos attorney has resources that can help them identify the products that made you sick.

The asbestos lawyers that works with have secured more than $9.4 billion for families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Get a free consultation right now and see if they can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Working With an Asbestos Attorney

Working with an asbestos lawyer is the best way to increase your chances of securing compensation for an asbestos claim. These attorneys have the skills and resources needed to hold asbestos companies accountable and maximize payouts for victims.

Asbestos lawyers also understand how an asbestos diagnosis can turn a family’s world upside down, so they do everything in their power to make the legal process as simple and stress-free as possible.

While every case is different, the basic process of working with an asbestos lawyer is outlined below.

1. Free Case Review

A top asbestos lawyer should provide a free case consultation, giving you an opportunity to share your story and ask questions about your situation. Get a free case review right now to learn about your legal options.

2. Obtain Evidence

Once you agree to work with an asbestos attorney, they will assemble a legal team that will start collecting evidence to build a solid case. This will include identifying the products that exposed you to asbestos and the companies that manufactured and sold them.

3. File Your Lawsuit

Your lawyer will file your asbestos lawsuit in the court most likely to result in the best outcome and before state-specific deadlines called statutes of limitations.

Because you only have a limited amount of time to file your lawsuit, it’s crucial that you contact an asbestos lawyer as soon as possible after you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos disease.

4. Negotiate a Settlement

Your asbestos attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement with each defendant named in your lawsuit. Asbestos settlements give families quicker access to compensation than taking a case to court, and they’re less risky.

Did you know?

The asbestos lawyers in the network settle about 99% of the mesothelioma asbestos lawsuits they handle, providing some families with access to compensation in as few as 90 days.

If your case doesn’t settle, your legal team will fight for you in court, and a judge or jury will decide the winner through a trial verdict.

Asbestos Settlements & Verdicts Secured by Asbestos Exposure Lawyers

An asbestos lawyer focuses not only on securing compensation for families affected by asbestos but on assessing the medical bills and other expenses they are likely to incur so that they get the compensation they deserve.

Asbestos lawsuits settle for $1 million to $1.4 million on average, and the typical trial verdict is between $5 million and $11.4 million.

However, in some cases, an asbestos lawyer can recover much more compensation for a family.

Noteworthy payouts secured by our legal partners include:

  • $250 million verdict for an Indiana steel mill worker
  • $60 million verdict for a California laborer
  • $40 million verdict for a U.S. Navy veteran
  • $5.2 million settlement for the family of a Florida roofer
  • $4.4 million settlement in a secondhand exposure case
  • $3.43 million settlement for the family of a Colorado carpenter

Contact one of our case managers right now at (866) 447-8466 and see if you can work with a top asbestos lawyer to pursue settlement compensation.

Who Do Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Help?

In general, an asbestos exposure attorney helps anyone who has been affected by an asbestos-related illness.

This typically includes the:

  • Patient diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease
  • Patient’s spouse, child, or other relative
  • Representative of the asbestos victim’s estate

Depending on the specific facts of your situation, an asbestos attorney may be able to file a lawsuit on your behalf and pursue other types of compensation.

Types of Claims Asbestos Attorneys File

There are several different ways that asbestos lawyers pursue compensation and justice for asbestos victims.

Your attorney will evaluate the specifics of your case and determine the path that makes the most sense for your family.

The four main types of asbestos claims are:

  1. Personal injury lawsuits: This type of legal claim is filed after a person has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease and is still alive.
  2. Wrongful death lawsuits: If a person passes away from their disease, their family members or estate representative may be able to file an asbestos lawsuit on their behalf.
  3. Asbestos trust fund claims: Some asbestos companies filed for bankruptcy to dodge lawsuits against them. These companies were ordered to set aside money to pay those harmed by their products. Today, over $30 billion is available in these trusts.
  4. VA benefits: U.S. veterans are disproportionately impacted by asbestos-related diseases because of the military’s widespread use of the dangerous mineral. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a variety of benefits to those affected.

Depending on the asbestos products that made you sick and where the exposure occurred, your asbestos lawyer may be able to file more than one type of claim on your behalf to maximize the amount of compensation that you may receive.

Chat with one of our knowledgeable asbestos case managers right now and find out which asbestos compensation options you may qualify for.

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Selecting an Asbestos Exposure Lawyer

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Choosing an asbestos lawyer is one of the most important decisions that you will have to make, as the treatments that you are able to afford and your family’s financial future may depend on securing compensation from an asbestos claim.

While there are more than 1 million lawyers practicing law, only a small percentage focus on asbestos cases. Of that small group, top asbestos lawyers have some traits that some them apart from the rest.

The best asbestos attorneys share these traits:

  • Give free case reviews: This allows you to learn about your legal rights and get a feel for the lawyer’s style without spending a dime.
  • Have experience winning cases: Lawyers with a proven track record of successfully recovering compensation for past clients are best positioned to get you the results you deserve.
  • Never charge any upfront fees: Top asbestos attorneys take cases on a contingency basis, which means they only get paid if they recover money for you.
  • Provide families with personalized attention: These attorneys take pride in treating clients like family, connecting them with medical and emotional support, and keeping in touch even after the end of a case.
  • Take cases in all 50 states: Lawyers with a national reach can represent clients no matter where they live in the United States.
  • Work for asbestos law firms with extensive resources: Attorneys with access to in-house medical staff, databases of corporate documents, and respected expert witnesses have the tools they need to prove asbestos exposure.

Every asbestos lawyer in the network has these qualities and more — and they’ve recovered over $9.4 billion for those impacted by mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.

Get a free case evaluation right now to see if they can help your family get the compensation and justice you deserve.

Questions to Ask Asbestos Cancer Lawyers

When you’re interviewing asbestos lawyers to handle your case, it’s a good idea to be prepared and have a list of questions ready to ask.

Here are some questions to get you started:

  • What results have you achieved for clients with similar cases?
  • How long have you been specializing in asbestos litigation?
  • How many asbestos lawsuits have you handled?
  • What’s your fee arrangement?
  • What legal strategy would you use in my case?
  • Do you have any client testimonials I can read?
  • Will I need to travel to work with you?

The lawyer’s answers will give you an idea about their experience, skills, and what it would be like to work with them.

Get Help From a Top Asbestos Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, working with an experienced asbestos lawyer may improve your chances of securing the justice and compensation you deserve. makes the process of finding a top asbestos attorney easy and stress-free.

Our legal partners:

  • Never charge any upfront fees
  • Have recovered over $9.4 billion in asbestos compensation
  • Take cases in all 50 states

Let a top asbestos lawyer fight for you. Get started by contacting one of our case managers at (866) 447-8466 right now for a free case review.

Asbestos Lawsuit Lawyers FAQs

What is an asbestos lawyer?

An asbestos lawyer is an attorney who specializes in asbestos litigation and has access to resources that can help them win cases and maximize compensation for clients.

In addition to filing asbestos lawsuits, these attorneys also help clients seek compensation from asbestos trust funds, veterans benefits, and other sources.

When should I hire an asbestos attorney?

To improve your chances of success, it’s best to contact an asbestos lawyer as soon as possible after you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or a loved one has passed away from their illness.

State laws called statutes of limitations limit how much time you have to take legal action. If you wait too long, you may miss your window of opportunity to get the compensation you’re owed.

How much does an asbestos lawyer cost?

Top asbestos lawyers take cases on a contingency basis. This means that they don’t charge any upfront fees and only get paid if they recover compensation for you.

If they fail to secure compensation on your behalf, you pay nothing.

How can I find an asbestos lawyer near me?

At, our team can connect you with top asbestos lawyers across the country if you qualify.

These attorneys work for national law firms that have extensive resources to help prove asbestos exposure cases and hold negligent asbestos companies accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Who are the best lawyers for asbestos cases?

The best lawyers for asbestos cases:

  • Have a proven track record of success
  • Never charge any upfront fees
  • Take cases in all 50 states has a network of asbestos lawyers with these traits and more. Plus, the lawyer we work with have recovered over $9.4 billion for families affected by asbestos-related diseases.

Get a free case review right now and see if they can help your family get compensation and justice.

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Amy Garrett is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy with more than 22 years of litigation experience. Amy has helped the firm secure billions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients. Over the past two decades, she has gained a reputation as a litigator who advocates for her asbestos and complex litigation clients both inside and outside the courtroom. Icon

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