Asbestos Bankruptcy Attorneys


Frequently Asked Questions about Bankruptcy Asbestos Trusts

product liability attorney As a victim of prolonged asbestos exposure who has developed a serious illness as a direct result of the exposure, you may have many questions about your legal rights. At Smith Clinesmith, LLP, our experienced asbestos-related cancer bankruptcy lawyers are ready and willing to provide you the legal advice you need, stand up for your rights, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Some of the most frequently asked questions that our skilled asbestos bankruptcy attorneys encounter include:

I’ve Developed Mesothelioma Due to Asbestos Exposure. What Can I Do?

If you endured prolonged exposure to asbestos or asbestos products, there is a chance that you may have developed an illness such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, esophageal cancer, lung cancer, or colon cancer.

As a victim, you have certain rights. One of the best options you have is to contact an experienced asbestos-related cancer bankruptcy lawyer to discuss your case and your eligibility to file an asbestos cancer lawsuit.

What Evidence Is Needed to Help Prove Asbestos as the Cause?

The best evidence is an official medical examination and conclusive tests. Also, there are specific diseases that are most directly related to asbestos exposure such as asbestosis.

What Is a Bankruptcy Trust?

Beginning in the 1980s, companies whose workers were directly exposed to asbestos began to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. By doing so, the companies were granted immunity from all lawsuits including those filed by victims of the asbestos exposure. Fortunately, this did not leave victims like you out in the cold.

One part of their bankruptcy requirement was the establishment of a trust for asbestos victims. These trusts are designed to pay victims the compensation that deserve upon a successful personal injury claim.

How Can I Sue a Company with Immunity?

Although the companies may be immune from lawsuits, the bankruptcy trusts they establish are not. With an experienced asbestos-related cancer bankruptcy lawyer such as those at Smith Clinesmith, LLP by your side, you can aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve for your asbestos illness and relieve your financial burden.

What Happens to My Asbestos Claim if the Bankruptcy Trust Is in Crisis or Is Insolvent?

If we discover that the asbestos bankruptcy trust for the claim is in crisis or is insolvent, our skilled asbestos attorneys will advise you of the best course of action for your circumstances. We are advocates for the rights of asbestos victims anywhere and work to ensure you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contact Smith Clinesmith, LLP

If you or a loved one is suffering from the effects of prolonged asbestos exposure, contact Smith Clinesmith, LLP. Our asbestos bankruptcy attorneys have the skills, knowledge, and resources to investigate your claim, provide you with the legal advice and information you need, and fight for your rights as a victim. Contact us to discuss your case.