Tips for Filing a Mesothelioma Claim While Staying Safe From Coronavirus
Nicole Winch | April 7, 2020
At BCBH Law, we prioritize your safety during this global pandemic. While many businesses have shut down in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, our firm remains open.
However, we have taken precautionary measures to help our clients and keep them and our staff from risk of infection.
We want all mesothelioma patients to stay isolated so they can remain healthy while we continue to provide legal support for their diagnosis.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you consider your legal options during the coronavirus pandemic.
Don’t Wait to File a Claim
During this time, our firm has adapted and we are bending some of our usual business practices. There is no need for patients to wait until this is over to file their mesothelioma lawsuit.
You can begin your mesothelioma case process right in the safety of your home. The lawyers at BCBH Law have begun working remotely and can start working on your case immediately. The sooner you file your claim the faster you’ll receive the compensation you and your family deserves.
Waiting could cause you to miss your chance. A law called statute of limitations restricts how long mesothelioma victims have to start legal claims.
Schedule a Virtual Meeting
While we love to travel to all our clients for meetings, we know that may not be the safest option right now. We offer virtual meetings as a method to discuss the details of your case.
Whether it’s a phone call or a face-to-face video call, we want to help you any way we can. There are a variety of easy-to-use applications we can utilize to communicate while eliminating the risk of coronavirus infection.
If your case requires a deposition, a video recording of your testimony can be submitted so you don’t have to appear in court. We can record this testimony virtually through Skype, Zoom or other video conference programs.
Our lawyers have also converted to completing all paperwork and signing electronically. By using an app called Docusign, you can write your signature on any document and send it right to your lawyer. This ensures that your mesothelioma claim continues to move while you stay protected at home.
Research Your Asbestos Exposure
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you’re likely wondering where your asbestos exposure occurred. It’s common that many people with this cancer are unable to recall where they came in contact with the toxic substance.
At BCBH Law, we have created a feature on our website that allows you to learn your asbestos exposure history before meeting with your lawyer. This tool allows you to search your city and state for any known asbestos exposure sites. Match them with your work history and residential history and you may uncover instances of exposure.
While you are stuck at home, this gives you a chance to get a head start on finding more specifics about your case. Our lawyers will use this information and look for other exposure occurrences to build a case that will get you the financial help you deserve.