If someone is diagnosed with mesothelioma, their time may be devoted to obtaining the best medical treatment possible. They may not want to spend too much time traveling to court to testify in a lawsuit. However, they should not let this fear keep them from seeking the financial compensation they deserve.
If you have mesothelioma, a lawyer may need to file your case in another jurisdiction outside the state. They decide where to file your case after closely reviewing the facts. Even if they file your case in a court near you, traveling to the court can still be challenging when you are dealing with this illness. Having to sit in court to attend a trial and testify can be extremely taxing.
You may not need to travel to meet with your attorney about your case. A mesothelioma attorney will speak with you where you are comfortable. Your attorney can talk to you at the best time of day for you and when you have the most energy. Your lawyer can also speak with you over the phone or in a videoconference. Everything can be done in the comfort of your own home.
You may not have to go to court for your case; however, you will likely need to participate in one key part of your case: your deposition, in which an attorney asks you questions under oath. The deposition rules can be adjusted to accommodate your health situation. The deposition can be used as your testimony at trial, as an exemption to the rules on hearsay, if you are unavailable to participate in the trial.
Your Lawyer Handles All the Details of Your Case
Your lawyer will be the one who files your case in court. Your attorney will also be the one who argues the case in front of the jury if the case reaches that level. However, many mesothelioma cases will settle during the process. You may only have to participate a little in the legal process. You may also be filing claims for compensation from a trust fund.
Contact a Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyer at Shein Law to Discuss Your Case
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos disease such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, contact a Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyer at Shein Law. Call 877-743-4652 or complete our online form to schedule a consultation. Located in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey, we serve clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.