Benefits of Having a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Published on July 10, 2018 and updated on March 6, 2022.

shaking handsMesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that many people develop after being exposed to asbestos. This harmful mineral was commonly used in a variety of industries for decades, putting workers at risk of being exposed while simply doing their jobs. These workers’ loved ones may also develop this condition after being exposed to asbestos fibers that got on workers’ hair or clothes.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important that you contact a reputable Maryland mesothelioma lawyer for assistance. At The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl, our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of this disease and how it impacts the daily lives of victims. We can explain the many benefits of hiring a mesothelioma lawyer, including:

Focused Legal Advice

When you contact a mesothelioma lawyer, you will receive legal advice that is appropriate for your situation. During a free consultation, an attorney at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl can determine if you have a viable claim and discuss what you must prove to recover compensation. He or she can also tell you the types of compensation you may be able to recover and any time limits for pursuing compensation.

Your mesothelioma lawyer will also determine your options for pursuing compensation. For example, you may be able to file a claim with a trust fund. In other cases, you may need to file a lawsuit. However, even if you file a lawsuit you might not end up in court. We may be able to settle the case before it gets to that point. Your attorney will explain the risks and benefits of the options available to you so that you can make an informed decision that is in your best interest.

Attention to Detail

The legal process is often very complicated. If you try to pursue your claim yourself, you might make a major mistake that can seriously hurt your chances of recovering fair compensation or any compensation at all.

A lawyer is familiar with filing requirements, procedural requirements and other important aspects of the legal process. He or she can help you protect your claim by following all relevant rules.

Additionally, a mesothelioma lawyer is familiar with the medical records and other records that are common to these types of claims. He or she can help identify and gather documents that are relevant to your case.


Many people may hesitate to contact a lawyer because they believe that they will not be able to afford these services. However, the mesothelioma lawyers at our firm work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you are not responsible for paying the lawyer an hourly rate as he or she works on your case. Instead, he or she receives a percentage of any settlement or award, based on your agreement with the lawyer. If you do not recover any compensation, you do not pay any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Additionally, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl do not charge any upfront fees, so you can get your case started and your paperwork filed without any immediate cost to you.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you would like to pursue compensation for the effects of your mesothelioma diagnosis, it is important that you talk to a lawyer experienced with these types of claims. Our firm has recovered numerous verdicts and settlements and can put this experience and success to use on your case.

We do not charge any upfront fees and are paid on a contingency, so you are not responsible for any attorney fees unless and until we help you recover compensation for your claim.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. Call 410-244-7005.