Understanding The Time Constraints of Mesothelioma Claims
Each state in the U.S. has its own set of rules regarding statute of limitations laws. Knowing the time constraints in your state can help ensure that filing deadlines for a mesothelioma claim (also referred to as asbestos claims) are not missed. Here are some basics you should know about the statute of limitations and asbestos claims.
How Do Statute of Limitations Laws Work?
Mesothelioma claims can fall under the umbrella of personal injury suits or wrongful death suits. While each state has different timelines for filing a mesothelioma claim, every statute of limitations begins with the following:
- Personal injury claims - starts on the date of diagnosis
- Wrongful death claims - starts on the deceased date of death
Claims may also be pursued through mesothelioma trust funds.
Learn more about trust fund claims here.
What If I Moved After Being Exposed to Asbestos?
If you live and work in the same state in which you were exposed to asbestos and diagnosed, then you would file your claim within the statute of limitations in your current state.
However, if you currently live outside of the state where your exposure occurred, your statute of limitations may be determined by:
- Where most of your exposure occurred or;
- By where you lived when you were first diagnosed with mesothelioma
How Do I Get Started on a Mesothelioma Claim?
Filing a mesothelioma claim can be a complicated process. Having the help of an attorney can ensure you don’t miss claim filing deadlines. Missing claim deadlines means losing your right to the compensation you deserve. Read on to learn more about enlisting the assistance of a mesothelioma claims attorney.
Need Help Filing a Mesothelioma Claim? Contact Robins Cloud LLP.
A mesothelioma diagnosis comes with many challenges. Not only can it be mentally overwhelming for you and your family, but it can also pose financial strains. When unsure how to file a mesothelioma claim, we are in your corner to help you receive the compensation you deserve. A mesothelioma lawsuit can help you obtain financial stability when going through a difficult time.
Our firm handles claims nationwide. Contact Robins Cloud LLP today at (888) 495-1250 for a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma claims lawyers.