It is very easy to lose your rights completely. Each state has its own deadlines, called statutes of limitations. This means that there are strict deadlines for filing claims or lawsuits after becoming aware that you or a member of your family has or had an asbestos-related disease.
Your rights vary depending on many factors, including your residence, where you were exposed to asbestos, and the residence of the responsible asbestos companies. Each state has its own laws, which allow different remedies. It is important that you seek qualified legal counsel if you have any reason to believe that you or a member of your family has been injured from exposure to asbestos. This will insure that you are able to seek compensation within the applicable statute of limitations.
If you have any questions regarding your legal rights, please contact us.