You should only file a lawsuit with a court that has the jurisdiction, or legal authority, to hear your claim. This may seem straightforward, but it in many complex circumstances, such as mesothelioma cases, it can be quite complicated.
You May Have More Than One Choice
Where you can file a mesothelioma lawsuit depends on many factors, including where you were exposed to asbestos.
You may have worked in the same industry in different states or you may have moved around a lot if you were in the military. Thus, your asbestos exposure may have occurred in more than one state and you may be unsure where to bring your lawsuit.
It’s important to get jurisdiction right the first time. If you file your lawsuit with a court that doesn't have jurisdiction, then your case will be dismissed and you won't recover any damages. You will have wasted your time and delayed your eventual recovery.
Don’t Let This Happen to You
Instead, contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer as soon as you're diagnosed. Your lawyer will review all of the facts of your case, including where you lived and worked when you were exposed to asbestos. Then, he'll advise you on the different courts where your claim may be heard and on the pros and cons of each jurisdiction.
You may have lived a long life without ever thinking about legal jurisdiction. Now, this issue and other complicated matters are of major concern. Get the counsel you deserve in order to make decisions that will help you and your family during this difficult time.
We invite you to do this risk-free. Our mesothelioma lawyers work on contingency fee basis. We won't charge you for our services until after your claim is resolved. You won't have any upfront legal fees to worry about. Contact us online or call us directly at 318.588.6303 for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how to seek your mesothelioma recovery in the right court.