When people walk into a building, and work or spend other significant time in a building, day after day for years, they tend to assume from normal surface appearances that all is well and safe inside. Dangers that aren't apparent aren't even considered. Moreover, modern New Hampshire is fortunate to have careful regulations, building codes, and competent inspectors to ensure that no hazards are present or, if found, removed.
But you've been deceived, and only now find out that you've been sickened by asbestos that you never could have known was threatening you. Your emotions are probably profound and overwhelming, and suddenly a new life of doctors, tests, expenses, and a recalculated life expectancy has replaced the routine you once had. In all of the worry, one thing that you absolutely cannot overlook is the need to find a good lawyer. A skilled New Hampshire personal injury lawyer with Liberty Legal, will help you discover the extent of your exposure and helping you claim the financial compensation that you deserve.
The severity of your sickness may not be fully known yet, but any exposure to asbestos is highly likely to produce severe complications. When the chances are so high that you're going to have problems, even life-threatening problems stemming from asbestos exposure, you need to take action. Start working now to obtain the compensation that you will need to stay afloat financially and move on with your life.
A skilled attorney will be able to untangle the complex legal issues that always surround asbestos litigation. Even a seemingly simple question like “who is at fault?” can be complicated to answer. Asbestos was only used in buildings built several decades ago, and so chances are high that the original builder is no longer an existing entity. Is the original building owner still in existence? Perhaps, but likely not, and so the question then becomes—what did subsequent owners know about the building, and what did they have a duty to find out in order to prevent asbestos exposure to other parties like you? What evidence can be gathered that they knew or should have known? In addition to building owners, could hired managers, contractors who did subsequent renovations or repairs, regular maintenance staff, or others have been expected to discover and seek to mitigate the asbestos risk? If they did have that duty, why did they not act on it effectively? Was their state of mind reckless, knowing that others like you would be hurt? Or were they merely negligent in failing to exercise due diligence as to possible risks?
A skilled attorney will also be able to deal with the probability of multiple suits. It's likely that you were not the only one sickened by asbestos exposure from that building; depending on the size and age of the building hundreds or even thousands of others might have been exposed. This could present a problem if it means that the responsible party (or parties) may not have the resources to compensate them all; it might also present an opportunity if the combined impact of multiple cases of asbestos sickness provides better and more convincing proof of the problem and unfulfilled responsibility.
Your medical prognosis will need to be carefully monitored, and your privacy will be somewhat abridged because of the need for your diagnosis and treatment details to be entered as evidence. You'll also need a skilled personal injury lawyer like Liberty Legal Services by your side to deal with the possibility of aggressively intrusive discovery requests from the other party, asking questions that you're not obligated to answer or requesting records that you're not required to disclose. Your lawyer will also need to be able to strategically request documents and other evidence from the opposing party; much of the evidence on which to build your case will come from those requests. It is your lawyer's task to gather, analyze, interpret, and then present that evidence.
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