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Choosing an Asbestos Lawyer

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Time is of great importance to people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or pleural disease. It makes sense, therefore, to seek advice from an experienced asbestos lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact the Asbestos Litigation team at Slater and Gordon via the form on this page or by calling 1800 555 615.

To help you choose the right asbestos lawyer, ask yourself the following questions:

Does your asbestos lawyer show a real commitment to asbestos victims and their families?

Many lawyers claim they are committed to the rights of asbestos victims – it's quite another thing, however, to prove it. A law firm that claims to have many years of experience acting for asbestos victims ought to have a track record of providing non-legal support.

Money for asbestos research, financial support for victims groups, advocacy with the government for victims’ rights, pro bono work in the Hardie Commission of Inquiry, are all ways Slater and Gordon show real commitment.

Has your asbestos lawyer proved to the asbestos companies that they are prepared to take them to court and get a verdict?

It's earned by a specialist asbestos law firm showing year after year that it is prepared to take cases to verdict when a company is not prepared to pay proper and fair compensation.

Slater and Gordon asbestos lawyers have this reputation.

Does your asbestos lawyer have experience in cases like yours?

It's not enough these days for your lawyer to say they've previously had an asbestos case. It is a considerable advantage if that lawyer has previously sued the company you need to sue. This is especially so if that lawyer has a well-organised system for preserving the evidence obtained in those earlier cases.

Slater and Gordon asbestos lawyers have a computerised database containing evidence and witness statements from people who were exposed in the same place and in the same way as you were.

How many lawyers in the firm specialise in asbestos litigation?

If your case is complex or if it has to go to trial, you'll need to be able to match the resources of a big city insurance law firm when your case goes to court.

Slater and Gordon have a team of specialist asbestos lawyers who have run trials before.

Does your asbestos lawyer offer No Win No Fee™ arrangements?

Asbestos litigation can get expensive. You need to have an arrangement where the expenses of your case are borne by your lawyers and paid by you only if and when your case succeeds.

Slater and Gordon offer a No Win No Fee arrangement. 

Speak with us

Contact the Asbestos Litigation team at Slater and Gordon via the form on this page or by calling 1800 555 615.