Hawaii residents who have been exposed to asbestos could receive a mesothelioma diagnosis many years later. Depending on how you were exposed, you may be able to seek the various options you have to recover compensation. You can use this compensation to help cover the costs of care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the other emotional consequences of having mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. When you’re seeking these options, it’s best to have skilled representation at your side. The lawyers at Frost Law Firm, PC can help explain the various options available to you, including access to a Hawaii asbestos trust fund if possible.
Trust funds are one of the options in which victims of asbestos exposure who have developed mesothelioma can get the compensation they deserve. Other options include personal injury claims and disability benefits for veterans. No matter the way you choose to recover compensation, our lawyers can help you protect your best interests.
What Are Mesothelioma Trust Funds?
Companies that have faced asbestos lawsuits before likely experienced major financial setbacks from these instances. To protect the company and to have a solution for those who have developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, many companies have set up trust funds. Once the companies set up these funds, they are eligible for bankruptcy protection.
These trust funds were created in the 70s. During this time, mesothelioma cases began to rise because of the exposure that had happened due to the widespread use of asbestos in the previous decades. The trust funds can help reduce the number of those going to trial.
When someone has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, they may be eligible for a sizable amount of compensation. There are many trusts out there for mesothelioma victims. In total, it’s estimated that there’s about $30 billion in trust funds. If you’re wondering if there’s a trust fund that you can benefit from, it can be difficult to do the research on your own. To protect your interests, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer to help you find the path forward that will benefit you.
How Can Hawaii Residents Access Asbestos Trust Funds?
After meeting with one of our experienced lawyers, we’ll be able to tell you if any asbestos trust funds apply to you. It’s likely a company in Hawaii will have a trust fund meant for mesothelioma victims. When you’re going to seek compensation through this trust fund, there are a few steps you’ll need to take care of. We’ll help you with the process and make your claim as strong as possible.
You need to be able to prove that you were exposed to asbestos. Your medical records can help with this. You can only file a claim with a company or manufacturer that was responsible for your asbestos exposure. However, it’s important to note that several companies could have been responsible for the asbestos exposure you suffered. If this is the case, you may be able to seek damages from these companies. While it can be difficult to go through these companies and figure out who was responsible for your exposure, our lawyers are up to the task of finding the responsible party or parties.
If you are seeking compensation through a trust fund, know that the company may not be able to pay the full amount because they don’t have enough funds. It’s possible the trust fund has a percentage value that you will receive. Companies will offer a percentage of the compensation and this percentage typically does not fall below 25%.
While you may receive less than you expected, remember that you have other options when seeking compensation. Filing a personal injury claim can also help you get the compensation you need.
Seek Legal Options with Frost Law Firm, PC
Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis is life-changing. While you’re figuring out treatment and the timelines of the treatment, you’re going to also need a trustworthy lawyer who will fight for your rights no matter what.
The legal process is complicated on its own and when you’re dealing with an illness like mesothelioma, your mind will likely be focused on other things, like your treatment and spending time with your family. Frost Law Firm, PC is here so we can focus on getting you the compensation you deserve so you can focus on what’s most important to you right now.
Our Hawaii mesothelioma lawyers have fought for asbestos exposure victims in the past. We’re going to do everything we can to get you full and fair compensation. Through a thorough investigation, consulting with experts if necessary, and gathering all the evidence possible, we’ll build you a strong case that shows you were a victim of asbestos exposure, how that led to your mesothelioma diagnosis, and why it shouldn’t have happened in the first place.
With our lawyers at your side, we’ll take much of the legal burden off your shoulders. You won’t have to worry about jeopardizing your claim because of a technicality or a law you weren’t aware of. We’re well-versed in personal injury law and how asbestos exposure claims work within those parameters. You can depend on us to make sure your case is handled with the care and respect it deserves.
When you’re looking into your legal options, it’s important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Give our office a call today so we can review your case in an obligation-free consultation. We’ll help you find the best way to proceed to a more secure financial future.