Monday, September 12, 2005

WHEN TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?



Personal injury covers a wide range of injuries caused by various types of accidents like auto accidents, aquatic and/or water accidents, birth injuries, boating injuries, bus and train accidents, construction injuries, defective products, drug and toxic chemicals, libel and slander, medical malpractice, mesothelioma/asbestos injury, motorcycle injury, neck injury, whiplash, pain, suffering, lost wages, brain injury, wrongful death as well as work related injuries.

One of the personal injuries that I am to discuss is about Mesothelioma. What is Mesothelioma accident? Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is brought about by the exposure to asbestos. An exposure to asbestos would result to incurable illness such as cancer. In the past there has been too much litigation against asbestos manufacturers and distributors. Most of the mesothelioma lawsuits are similar in the sense that all of them require for the representation of a personal injury attorney. Likewise, all of them requires for tedious court proceedings. The reason for the long court proceedings is that most of the mesothelioma cases involve 30-50 years of asbestos exposure and therefore requires for lengthy research since proofs must be provided without a single drop of doubt that the victim(s) has truly been exposed at a certain date, at a certain time, to asbestos with correct reference of course to the company(s) as well as to the product or else the lawsuit will have to count for another number of years.

But in the case of work related asbestos exposure the company will be deem responsible for negligently as well as allowing their employees to be exposed to asbestos in spite of the foreseen danger of it. Nevertheless, mere exposure to asbestos is not an acceptable ground for filing for a lawsuit. There should be proofs that should support the lawsuit. Most of the asbestos lawsuits are filed during the year 1950s to 1970s. During those years most of the asbestos companies are not that aware of the danger brought about by their product thus increasing the difficulty on the part of the attorney to gather evidences especially when the case happen couple of years ago. Nevertheless, the expertise of a personal injury attorney is required for a much greater chance of winning the case.