What are the Steps of a South Carolina Asbestos Lawsuit?
After collecting evidence of asbestos exposure, your South Carolina attorney will file a complaint in court. This complaint will list all of the companies that were involved in exposing you to asbestos. This list can include companies that you have worked for in the past, as well as companies that have manufactured, distributed or installed the asbestos-containing products. The companies must respond to this complaint within a month from the time that the complaint is made.
The discovery process is the next step after the complaint. This involves preparing all items that can be used in court, both on the side of the plaintiffs and the defendants. This can be in the form of questions, subpoenas, and depositions.
Most of the time, South Carolina asbestos lawsuits do not have to go to trial and are instead settled before a trial would have to take place. However, if you do have to go to trial, your lawyer will schedule it for a time that is most convenient for you.
It is a concern for many clients who are filing an asbestos claim in South Carolina that the companies have become bankrupt. Luckily, trusts have been set up in order to pay victims of asbestos exposure for the damages that the company has caused. However, in this case, it is very important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible about your claim so that they can speed up the legal process in order to get you the compensation that you deserve.
If you are considering filing a South Carolina asbestos lawsuit, you should consider setting up a consultation appointment with an attorney. Most law firms offer free consultations so that they can advise you on whether or not you should pursue an asbestos lawsuit. If you have some concerns about how you are going to be able to afford a South Carolina asbestos exposure attorney, it is important to know that Shelly Leeke Law Firm would represent you on a contingency basis. That means that you will not pay any out-of-pocket costs for the attorney. The fee for the lawyer will come out of the compensation that you receive after your claim is settled. To speak with Attorney Shelly Leeke or to set up an appointment for a free consultation about your asbestos exposure case, call 1-888-690-0211 today!