Questions for Your Mesothelioma Lawyer: What is Your Record of Winning Appeals?

August 30, 2013  |  Mesothelioma

When you are choosing a mesothelioma lawyer, you can guarantee that you will hear about their previous past successes with other mesothelioma cases. And appropriately so. The track record of a law firm is crucial in determining who is right to handle your case. But often, people forget to inquire about one very important element of a mesothelioma lawyer’s record:

Does your mesothelioma lawyer have a record of protecting verdicts by winning appeals?

Large verdicts are great, but you need to make sure your lawyer will be able to uphold that verdict during the appeals process. After the initial trial, both parties have an option to appeal the court’s decision if they are dissatisfied with the outcome. During the appellate process, the court reviews the proceedings of the initial case to determine if the final decision was fair and accurate. No new information or evidence can be introduced during this process.  

The asbestos companies appeal almost all mesothelioma verdicts – especially if they are substantial. Many smaller law firms have the capability of representing your case during the trial of your case, but often lack the resources to carry it through the appeals process.

Unfortunately, many of the large verdicts you may hear about are substantially reduced during the appellate process. Many firms will neglect to mention this fact and only tell you about the initial verdict. Without knowing all the facts, you could make a mistake in choosing the right mesothelioma lawyer, which could make a significant difference in the ultimate outcome of your case.

When interviewing potential law firms, make sure you inquire about their ability to represent your case all the way to the end. Ask them about their appeals record and if they have the resources necessary to handle your case if it reaches the appellate level.

Baron and Budd has the resources to handle your case from start to finish. Our record of defending cases on appeal is unparalleled by others. Our mesothelioma lawyers have the resources to represent your case from start to finish.

The mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd has spent the last 35 years working to best represent the interests of mesothelioma patients and their families. The firm wants you to know what is important to find out when selecting a mesothelioma lawyer.

To find out more about what you should know when choosing a law firm, visit here.

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