How Do I File an Asbestos Claim?

If you are considering filing an asbestos claim, it is because you or someone you love has been afflicted with asbestosis, mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer or another disease. The first step in your journey involves enlisting the services of an experienced attorney. For years, the Pennsylvania asbestos injury claims lawyers of Savinis & Kane, L.L.C., have been strong advocates for people from all walks of life in asbestos litigation. In every case, we will not accept attorney's fees unless we are successful.

Our experience is invaluable in helping families who have been harmed by asbestos exposure in maximizing their overall damages. While every case is unique, there are similarities in every type of asbestos claim. These steps include:

  • Investigation: We will delve deep into your work and medical history in order to determine how you became exposed to asbestos. In many, if not most asbestos claims, there are numerous companies that were responsible for your asbestos exposure. Once we know who to bring a claim against, we will go forward with the next step.
  • Litigation: We will bring a lawsuit in the appropriate court against the parties responsible for exposing you to asbestos, demanding all damages for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses arising out of your injury or loss.
  • Resolution: If the opposition is willing to meet your demands, your case will settle out of court. If the opposition is not willing to be fair in your case, we will bring your case to trial. While some law firms think settlement first, trial second, we prepare every case with the understanding that we may have to bring the case before a judge and jury. This mindset is necessary to help our clients recover full compensation.

In some cases, the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure filed bankruptcy. When a company goes through the bankruptcy process, it can no longer be sued. Most companies that have filed bankruptcy have established trusts to compensate the people they have harmed. Our attorneys understand the various requirements involved with making a claim against these trusts, and will help you understand your rights and maximize your compensation.

Contact Savinis & Kane

Our Pittsburgh attorneys serve families across Pennsylvania and the United States. Call 412-567-4931, toll free at 866-473-7545 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.