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Sokolove Law

Asbestos Lawyer | Serving Laguna Beach, CA

Free Consultation

866-740-1948

For More Than 30 Years, Sokolove Law Has Helped Bring Justice and Compensation to Thousands of Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families.

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Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

Asbestos Lawyer | Serving Laguna Beach, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

800-828-6897

Representation for People Suffering from the Effects of Asbestos Exposure

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Kelley & Ferraro, LLP

Asbestos Lawyer | Serving Laguna Beach, CA

Free Consultation

866-435-3780

Nationwide Attorneys Dedicated to Helping Meso Victims. We've Obtained Nearly a Billion Dollars for Our Clients.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancerous tumor that involves the mesothelioma cells of an organ, usually the lungs, heart or abdominal organs. Mesothelioma victims and their families are in a difficult situation. Simply getting the diagnosis is traumatic; the months ahead are full of doctor's appointments, surgery and cancer treatments. To cover the medical costs, lost …

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Have You Been Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos, a naturally occurring substance, was widely used until the 1970s. But the hazards from exposure, such as serious and life threatening health issues, including lung cancer, were not known.

Asbestos Legal Remedies

If you have been exposed to asbestos you may have a legal remedy to pay for past, current, and future medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and perhaps to punish the party that caused your exposure. But you will need a Laguna Beach attorney experienced in handling asbestos cases to negotiate a settlement or take your case to trial.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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