Chances are you’ve heard the legal phrase, “statute of limitations.” But when it comes to mesothelioma, what does it really mean?
A statute of limitations is a law restricting the amount of time following a crime or offense that a person has to file a lawsuit. In the case of mesothelioma, the statute of limitations gives an individual a set period of time after being diagnosed with the disease to file suit against the responsible party.
If a lawsuit or claim is not filed before the mesothelioma statute of limitations runs out, the right to sue or make a claim is forfeited. In other words, it is “too late” at that point to file a mesothelioma claim under law. A mesothelioma statute of limitations may also include the right to collect on a judgment.
How Does the Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations Affect My Claim?
The statute of limitations on mesothelioma and other civil cases varies from state to state. If you’re filing a mesothelioma claim, the statute of limitations is dictated by either the state in which you live or the state in which you were exposed to asbestos.
The Clock is Ticking on the Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations – So Act Today
Under a mesothelioma statute of limitations, you only have a certain period of time after diagnosis in which to file a lawsuit. So don’t delay – contact the team at Sokolove Law right away so we can evaluate your case. Any delay on your part could potentially affect your right to a claim – and to the compensation you and your family are entitled to.
To learn more about your legal rights and the mesothelioma statute of limitations, contact Sokolove Law today. You may be entitled to a settlement that could help pay your medical bills and provide income security for your family.