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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I afford to hire an attorney? Isn’t that expensive?

You won’t owe any out-of-pocket for attorney’s fees or expenses. We work on a contingency fee basis which means our fees will be a percentage of funds recovered for you. Attorneys fees and expenses will be recovered from settlements or judgments obtained. If we aren’t successful in making a recovery for you, you won’t owe any fees or expenses.

 

Can I pursue my legal claims later?

asbestos legal claim filesIt’s critical to pursue your legal claims quickly for several reasons. First, there are laws in every state, including Texas, that place a limited amount of time, called the statue of limitations, on your legal ability to timely bring a claim of mesothelioma or lung cancer. To ensure that your case is filed prior to the statue of limitations deadline you need to act quickly and seek legal counsel. Second, it’s important to meet an attorney without delay to establish your work and asbestos exposure history and to take your deposition about your exposure to asbestos. You are the prime witness to testify in your case about how you were exposed to asbestos.

 

How long will it take to resolve my mesothelioma case?

There is no hard and fast timeframe as each case is different but we will move as quickly as possible to obtain a quick trial setting in your case. As mesothelioma is a serious and life-threatening disease, we typically request a speedy trial date allowing you to have your day in court quickly. Often within 12 months of filing a case you’ll have your trial dates. Timelines for wrongful death claims are usually longer.

 

My medical treatments are my priority; how will I have time to pursue legal claims?

medical recordsTaking care of your medical needs is, and should be, your primary focus. DuBose Law Firm helps you keep that focus by minimizing the time your legal claims will take. We’ll travel to you for face-to-face appointments. Otherwise, many items can be handled by telephone or mail.

 

It’s been decades since I worked with asbestos, how will I bring a claim?

Mesothelioma and lung cancer both take decades to develop after exposure to asbestos. This long period of time — often 20 - 50 years — is called the latency period and is common in almost every mesothelioma and lung cancer case. DuBose Law Firm is experienced in representing individuals with asbestos exposure that occurred decades ago.

 

If I don't know how I was exposed, how can I bring a claim?

Most people don’t realize all of the consumer and construction materials that were made with asbestos. It’s often just associated with insulation. While asbestos was a common insulation material it was also a ubiquitous ingredient in thousands of household items, consumer products and other construction materials.

At DuBose Law Firm, PLLC we have the knowledge to investigate your potential exposures and to pursue a claim if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer.

 

Why should I hire DuBose Law Firm, PLLC?

Ben DuBose has over a decade of asbestos litigation experience and has successfully represented mesothelioma victims in courts throughout the United States.

asbestos victims equal justice He is responsible for obtaining significant results for clients whom justice might not have otherwise been served. He has represented mesothelioma victims with wide ranging work experience including; oilfield workers, carpenters, sheet rockers, plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters, boilermakers, insulators, automotive mechanics, and veterans of all branches of the U.S. armed forces. He has also represented children and spouses of those who were occupationally exposed to asbestos and brought asbestos dust home on their clothing.

During his legal career, Ben has practiced law with some of the nation’s most prominent law firms representing personal injury victims and consumers. Thanks to his legal savvy, over a decade of experience litigating complex cases and a work ethic that few can hold a candle to, Ben was recognized by his peers and D Magazine in 2009 and 2011 as one of the "Best Personal Lawyers in Dallas" as well as a “Rising Star of Texas Law” in 2005 and a Texas "Super Lawyer" in 2009 and 2010 by Thompson & Reuters as printed in Texas Monthly magazine.

Many clients choose Ben DuBose as their attorney because they want a lawyer that provides a caring, personal approach to their case. By carefully selecting only mesothelioma and lung cancer cases, DuBose Law Firm maintains a more select case docket than most law firms. As a result, DuBose Law Firm clients enjoy a closer relationship to their attorney than with a law firm that has thousands of legal files.

With our personal approach to lawyering, our experience, dedication and resources we’ll fight for justice for you and your family.