Asbestos Attorney Ellensburg
Asbestos was a common material used in the construction of homes, businesses, and various government buildings throughout the 20th century. Yet, as early as the 1940s, scientists suspected that the material could cause life-threatening conditions, including cancer. Those findings were validated in the 1980s when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the use, manufacture, processing, and distribution of asbestos, citing health problems.
But what does this mean for you? If you or a loved one suffered health complications as a result of asbestos exposure, you could seek compensation for your losses. Our asbestos attorney in Ellensburg from Herschensohn Law can recover the compensation you need. With our help, you could access one of many trusts that offer financial recovery for asbestos claimants. Call (509) 955-2900 to begin a free case review.
Our Lawyers Serving Ellensburg Are Eager to Pursue Your Asbestos Case
In the 1980s, when people began suing companies for using asbestos, many of these organizations went out of business. To ensure that future claimants could seek damages, many set up trusts that still have funds. RAND Corporation reports that as of 2008, these trusts had at least $10 billion.
By accessing one of these trusts, you could recover compensation that accounts for your:
- Medical bills. Penn Medicine notes that asbestos can cause mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that requires extensive care. You can recover the full cost of treatments needed to address your condition.
- Lost income. Your condition may have caused you to miss work or quit your job altogether. Your financial award can account for lost tips, bonuses, income, and benefits.
- Loss of future earning capacity. While suffering from asbestos exposure, you could be forced to take a lower-paying job or quit. You can account for the decrease in your previously earned income.
- Non-economic damages. Non-economic damages account for your non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering. Our asbestos lawyers in Ellensburg can calculate these expenses based on your condition’s severity and the extent of your exposure.
- Anything you spent out of pocket. You can include the cost of transportation, in-home nursing, and other related costs in your claim’s value.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that it could take anywhere from 10 to 40 years to experience the results of asbestos exposure. Even if you experienced asbestos exposure decades ago, you may still qualify for compensation.
You Can Expect Nothing but the Best From Our Ellensburg Injury Lawyers
Accessing these asbestos trusts without our help isn’t easy. You’ll need evidence, an understanding of the claims process, and other knowledge to have a successful claim. That’s where Herschensohn Law comes in. When you entrust our tireless advocates with your case, we intend to:
Bolster Your Case With Evidence
To build a strong case, we need strong evidence, such as:
- Statements from medical professionals
- Receipts and bills for your medical costs
- Your imaging scan results
- Information about your diagnosis
We also need proof that you came into contact with asbestos. For instance, if you lived in an apartment building that was condemned because of the material, we could use those records to support your case.
Identify Which Trust You Can Seek Damages From
As noted, some trusts offer compensation to asbestos claimants. Bankrupt companies founded these in the 1980s. The correct trust to seek damages from depends on the source of your exposure. Our investigation will yield vital information about who should be liable for your damages.
Manage All Case-Related Communications
Although there are billions of dollars left in various asbestos trusts, trustees don’t let go of this money easily. Some discourage claimants from seeking compensation, while others simply don’t see the rush to compensate you. Herschensohn Law handles all communications with these parties, from phone calls to emails. You shouldn’t have to give a recorded statement or otherwise say a word to the involved parties.
Evaluate Your Losses
To arrive at a fair figure for your losses, we assess your:
- Healthcare expenses
- Doctor’s testimony
- Anticipated care costs
- Tax returns and employment records
We may also consult with field experts to learn what would constitute a fair settlement.
Work on Contingency
We offer all of these services without charging a dollar out of pocket or upfront. That’s because Herschensohn Law works on a contingency-fee basis. In this arrangement, we take our attorney’s fees from the financial recovery we secure on your behalf. This way, you can afford our mesothelioma and asbestos lawyers even if you’re uncertain about your financial resources. We extend our advocacy to everyone who wants it.
Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos Cases in Ellensburg
It’s understandable to have many questions about your asbestos case moving forward, and our lawyers aim to answer them. You may ask:
Where Was Asbestos Present?
If a building was erected before the 1980s, it may contain asbestos. These buildings include schools, workplaces, and residences. Per the EPA, other sources of this toxic material include:
- Roofing shingles
- Attic and wall insulation
- Textured paint and patching compounds
- Pipes insulated with the material
What Health Complications Would Entitle Me to Compensation?
To pursue damages through one of the available trusts, you must show that as a result of asbestos exposure, you developed a life-threatening condition. Compensable conditions include:
- Lung cancer
- Mesothelioma (a cancer of the chest cavity)
- Asbestosis, a progressive non-cancerous condition
You can also seek damages if you lost a loved one after they were exposed to asbestos. Our lawyers serving Ellensburg approach your wrongful death claim with sensitivity and compassion.
Why Should I Hire Herschensohn Law?
We’re well aware of the thousands of commercials on TV advertising asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers. Yet, our team offers something that these law firms don’t: personalized attention. When you become our client, we approach your situation with a strategy that aims to deliver the best possible outcome. To us, you’re not another case number.
Herschensohn Law Wants to Hear From You Now
Our law firm has recovered millions for asbestos and mesothelioma claimants in Washington State. We recently secured a $5 million award for a family who lost a loved one due to mesothelioma and 1.1 million for a victim of asbestos-caused lung cancer. In another case, we secured $243,000 for our client who developed asbestosis.
Learn about how attorneys advocate for asbestos claimants in Ellensburg. Call (509) 955-2900 to get started.
Our results speak for themselves
After a worker was electrocuted on a construction site and suffered life-changing injuries, we fought and won on their behalf.
When a retired man was killed in a truck accident, we made sure his grieving family got fair compensation.
When a defective medical device harmed our client, we fought to ensure they had the financial compensation needed to recover.
Hurt? Let our law firm handle the details
When you request your free consultation, Kent personal injury attorney Zach Herschensohn will listen to you, answer your questions, lay out your legal options, and give you down-to-earth legal advice.
When you work with our law office, there are no obligations, hidden fees, or fine print. It’s that simple.