Asbestos litigation has been ongoing since the late 1970s. As a result, many of the companies that manufactured and sold asbestos-containing materials have filed for bankruptcy under a special provision of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
This form of bankruptcy is virtually unique to asbestos companies and is far different from the traditional form of bankruptcy where there is a liquidation of assets and the company goes out of business. Instead, many asbestos companies have been allowed to shed their liabilities by forming asbestos bankruptcy trusts to provide payments for all present and future asbestos injury claims. As a result, contrary to popular news reports, many of the companies that manufactured asbestos containing products are still in business and their non-asbestos products can still be found on the shelves of local hardware stores.
To date, over $30 billion dollars has been set aside in bankruptcy trusts to compensate injured workers and their families who were exposed to asbestos. The payouts from these trusts are based on a number of factors including historic verdict and settlement values, disease and injury classifications, and the individual workers exposure history. Often these payments represent only a fraction of past verdicts and settlements; however, for workers who qualify, these payments can constitute a significant form of compensation.
Unfortunately, many workers do not know that they qualify for payments from these trusts. If you believe you or family member were exposed to asbestos – call or email us for a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. Our team of experienced attorneys will review the facts in your case and answer any questions you may have.
Get The Compensation You Deserve
Finding out you have cancer due to asbestos exposure can me overwhelming and leave you feeling like there is nowhere to turn. The terrible tragedy is only made worse because your illness could have been prevented if the negligent manufacturers of asbestos products had been more careful.
As a result of their reckless negligence, courts have ordered manufacturers of asbestos-containing products to set aside over 30 billion dollars to compensate workers, with asbestos-related illnesses, and their families.
While no amount of money in the world can undo the devastation these companies have exposed you to, taking legal action can help you prepare for you and your family’s future, and get you the justice you deserve. Take the following steps to see if you are eligible for compensation:
Getting started is simple. All you have to do is call Sammons & Berry, P.C. at (800) 519-1440 and a friendly paralegal will take your information and send you documents to sign.
What Information Do I Need To Provide?
When you reach out to our team, you will want to have have all of the basic information surrounding your case readily available. The paralegal you speak with will want to know details related to your employment as a railroader and medical history. Whenever you call us prepare to answer the following questions:
- When did you work as a railroader? Even if you’ve been retired for many years, you’re still eligible to file a claim since asbestos-related illnesses have a long latency period. Railroaders, who worked on railroads before 1982 are particularly susceptible.
- Which railroad did you work for? Have the years of employment ready to relate to the paralegal or have your BA6 card handy.
- What type of work did you do? Details are helpful, such as the types of equipment and materials you worked with, as well as the areas of the railroad yard or station, in which you worked.
- Were you exposed to dust while working? When did you receive your diagnosis? Be ready to provide a statement from your doctor or healthcare provider showing your diagnosis.
- If the family member you are filing for has died, when did they die? A wrongful death case may be affected by the statute of limitations (the time you have to file a claim) in your state. Be ready to provide a death certificate for your loved one.
- Do you have financial records showing expenses related to your diagnosis, your treatment, or the death of your loved one? Medical records help establish your financial burden caused by the illness. This will play an important role on the journey to compensation.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation
Sammons & Berry, P.C. offer a FREE consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation. We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims
If you have lost a loved one due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve.
Why Choose Sammons & Berry?
Sammons & Berry, P.C., is a law firm committed to fighting for the rights of individuals and their families who have been seriously injured or killed. With an aggressive and dedicated approach toward the practice of law, our attorneys have practiced in state and federal courts across the country. Our attorneys firmly believe in the right to a fair trial by jury and view each case with an eye towards trial. With an impressive record of verdicts against some of the largest corporations in the United States, our attorneys have tried countless cases to verdict and have extensive experience at both the trial and appellate levels.
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Tomball, TX 77375