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Asbestos Client FAQs

Asbestos Victims FAQ's

Legally Edited by: Ethan A. Flint Attorney & Flint Law Firm Partner

Last modified: FEBRUARY 12, 2021
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We know that if you and your family are dealing with a mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer diagnosis… you have questions. Below we've outlined some of the frequently asked questions to help you better understand our process. Have a question we have not addressed? Call us now Toll-Free at (855) 883-6447 and we'll get you answers right away!

We can't afford to hire an attorney. What are our options?

Our attorneys work on a "contingency fee basis" so we only get paid if we successfully resolve your claim. If we are unable to get you a settlement or judgment, you will owe nothing.

How much out-of-pocket expenses will I be required to pay?

None. Any out of pocket expenses will be deducted from any compensation you receive. If you don't receive any compensation, you will owe nothing.

Do I have to go to court to file a claim?

No. Companies who were (and still are) liable for asbestos claims have put aside over $30 Billion into ‘asbestos trusts' to compensate those diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma. Even if you worked for the government, or your employer is bankrupt, money may still be available to you and your family. Receiving compensation from the asbestos trusts may be easier and quicker than you think.

What if I don't know what caused my illness?

The Flint Law Firm team of attorneys is skilled at helping you obtain all the important information to file your claim. We will do all the necessary research to help with your claim.

What if I was self-employed?

Those people who owned their own business or worked for a small company can still bring a mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer claim. Anyone who was exposed to asbestos products and later developed mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer can bring a claim against the asbestos manufacturers.

My loved one has already passed from mesothelioma/lung cancer, can I still file a claim?

Yes. Family members may also qualify for compensation. Even if a loved one has already passed due to mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, a spouse, child or representative may still be entitled to benefits from the asbestos trust funds and other solvent companies.

I (my loved one) was a smoker, or is still smoking; can I still file a claim?

Yes. Smoking does not affect your ability to file a claim. If you were a smoker, or are still smoking, you are still entitled to file a mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer claim. Mesothelioma is not related to smoking. Tobacco usage does not cause mesothelioma cancers because the tobacco smoke and its contaminants only enter the lungs.

Will filing an asbestos claim affect other benefits I am receiving?

The Flint Law Firm will work with the specifics of each situation to make sure that any effect on your existing benefits is understood and planned for in the handling of your case. Typically, the filing of our claim has no effect on any other benefits you may be receiving.