How long does an asbestos lawsuit take to settle or go to trial?

Going to court, or settling out of court, for an asbestos lawsuit can take any amount of time, depending on the specific details of the case. In many situations, you won’t be able to tell how long your case will take until you know whether or not the other side is willing to settle, or if you will have to go to trial.

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What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral composed of silicon, oxygen, hydrogen and other metal ions. Asbestos was used as insulator for many years because its fibers are strong, flexible and will not burn. The three most common varieties of asbestos fibers are chrysolite, amosite and crocidolite.

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In order to recover damages, is it better to file an asbestos lawsuit individually or as a member of a class?

State laws dealing with asbestos and asbestos lawsuit proceedings vary greatly, especially in terms of recovery and when and how to file. If you’re participating in an asbestos class action or personal injury suit, you’ll need to contact an experienced asbestos plaintiff firm. Your lawyer can help you determine whether a class action or an individual asbestos lawsuit bests serves your needs.

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