Automobile Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawyers

Automobile mechanics diagnosed with mesothelioma may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-containing automotive products and other liable parties.

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Our mesothelioma lawyers for auto mechanics can help you and your families pursue a legal claim to secure the justice and accountability you deserve. With decades of experience and a strong track record of success, our dedicated advocates have what it takes to handle your occupational asbestos exposure claim.

Mechanics are at high risk of developing mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. This is because automotive parts often contain asbestos, which can expose workers during repair and maintenance work. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma after working as an automobile mechanic, including pleural mesothelioma, our award-winning attorneys are ready to help.

How the Automobile Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg Can Help You

If you need a dedicated advocate to handle your mesothelioma claim, look no further. Our mesothelioma attorneys offer compassionate legal counsel to our clients and aggressive representation in the courtroom and at the negotiation table. 

At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, our clients are our top priority. We are nationally recognized trial attorneys and believe in fighting for the rights of everyday people. We serve people, not corporations. When you turn to us, you can rest assured that your case is in capable hands. 

Our top-tier legal team is led by Samuel Meirowitz, a New York Super Lawyer, and Daniel Wasserberg, a member of The National Trial Lawyers Top 100. They have the skills and resources needed to handle your case from start to finish. 

We have represented countless injury victims in pursuit of justice and know how to maximize their compensation. With decades of combined experience, our firm has secured over $360 million in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. The testimonials we receive from them underscore our commitment to exceptional service:

“Choosing Sam and Dan to represent us in my father’s mesothelioma case is one of the best decisions we could have made as a family. Their honesty, integrity, and compassion is unsurpassed. . . . I highly recommend Sam and Dan and all the kind, compassionate members of their team.” 

– Angelo M.

“I had a remarkable experience with this law firm. From the outset, their professionalism and expertise were evident. The attorneys were highly knowledgeable and provided clear guidance throughout the legal process. . . . I highly recommend this law firm for their exceptional service and impressive results.”

– Henry Sellinger

“The professionals at Meirowitz & Wasserberg helped me settle my case after being exposed to a lot of Asbestos. They handled everything for me. It was a smooth ride. Great firm.”

– Cameron Nortnik

Importance of Securing Legal Representation in Automobile Mechanic Mesothelioma Claims

Securing legal representation in automotive mesothelioma cases is essential to protect your rights and pursue fair compensation. Here’s why:

  • Mesothelioma claims are legally and factually complex, requiring the attention of a specialized attorney with the knowledge and expertise needed to build a strong claim on your behalf.
  • An experienced attorney can negotiate a fair settlement with defendants and their insurers eager to deny your claim.
  • Taking your case to court in the event a fair settlement cannot be achieved is an uphill battle without a seasoned legal advocate fighting in your corner. 
  • While your lawyer handles the legal aspects of your case, you can focus on your health and family.

The statute of limitations for filing a mesothelioma claim varies widely depending on the kind of claim you file and the jurisdiction in which you live. In all cases, however, your claim will be dismissed if you miss the correct deadline. Our skilled asbestos lawyers will build the strongest claim possible on your behalf and make sure it is filed before the all-important deadline.  

Available Compensation for Mechanic Mesothelioma Victims

The amount of compensation available in mesothelioma claims for auto workers depends on many factors, including:

  • The severity of your illness
  • Your lost wages and earning capacity
  • Medical expenses related to your diagnosis and treatment
  • The Pain and suffering you endure
  • The kind of claim you file

Mesothelioma compensation may come from multiple sources, such as asbestos trust funds, settlements with defendants, and verdicts handed down by courts. We can leverage our extensive experience and deep legal knowledge in each of these areas to help you secure the maximum compensation possible. 

Again, we have secured over $360 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients, including millions for mesothelioma victims. For example, we obtained a $5,100,000 settlement for a Navy technician who later went on to work as a civilian mechanic and contracted mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. 

Steps in an Automobile Industry Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Mesothelioma cases are complex and difficult for non-lawyers to handle on their own. Steps in an automobile industry mesothelioma lawsuit normally include:

  • Investigation and evidence gathering – We will investigate your work history, identify the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to, and gather evidence to support your claim.
  • Filing a lawsuit – We will file a lawsuit against the at-fault parties, such as the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing automotive parts that harmed you.
  • Negotiation or trial – We will aggressively negotiate a fair settlement with the defendants. If a fair settlement is not reached, we have what it takes to argue your case in court.
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How Much Asbestos Is Safe for an Automobile Mechanic?

There is no safe level of asbestos exposure for automobile mechanics or workers in any other industry. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has set an eight-hour time-weighted exposure limit of 0.1 fibers per cubic centimeter, with an excursion limit of 1.0 asbestos fibers per cubic centimeter over a 30-minute period. 

OSHA requires employers to ensure that no one is exposed above these limits and to inspect workplaces to determine if asbestos is present. If exposure is above the permissible limits, employers must take steps to ensure proper controls, safety protocols, and respiratory protection to reduce the risk for workers. Ultimately, however, even exposure below these limits increases the risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Safety Guidelines for Automobile Mechanics

OSHA has established numerous safety guidelines for working with asbestos-containing materials in the automotive industry. They include:

  • Using approved respirators and protective clothing when handling asbestos-containing parts.
  • Wetting asbestos-containing materials to reduce the release of fibers.
  • Properly disposing of asbestos waste.
  • Educating workers on the hazards of asbestos exposure and training them on proper safety measures.

It is essential for mechanics to follow safety guidelines and for employers to provide a safe working environment. However, even with robust precautions in place, no amount of asbestos exposure is safe in the long run.

Common Automotive Products Containing Asbestos

Historically, many automotive products contained asbestos, which was prized for its heat-resistant properties. Though asbestos has since been largely phased out in the United States due to its inherent risks, it is still present in older vehicles and many car parts imported from other countries. Auto mechanics can be exposed when:

  • Installing brake pads, shoes, or clutch facings
  • Working with gaskets 
  • Removing or replacing hood liners 
  • Repairing or replacing heat seals 
  • Working with valve rings 
  • Handling or working near asbestos insulation

Our asbestos exposure attorney for mechanics can help you determine if your mesothelioma diagnosis is related to your work in the automotive industry.

Understanding Mesothelioma Laws and Regulations

Automobile mechanics are protected by numerous laws and regulations governing asbestos exposure in the automotive industry. For example, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets exposure limits and safety standards to minimize the risk of asbestos-related diseases in the workplace.

Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys can ensure you understand your legal options and navigate your case toward a meaningful resolution. Mechanics diagnosed with mesothelioma have multiple legal avenues toward compensation for automotive mesothelioma victims, including: 

  • Filing a product liability lawsuit against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.
  • Filing a claim against an asbestos trust fund established by bankrupt asbestos companies.
  • Pursuing a workers’ compensation claim.

Contact Our Automobile Mechanic Mesothelioma Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working as an automobile mechanic, Meirowitz & Wasserberg can help. Our skilled legal team has the knowledge, skills, and resources to handle your mechanic asbestos exposure case and help you pursue the full and fair compensation you deserve.

Schedule your free consultation by calling (844) 446-9529 or filling out our online contact form. We will review your case, address your questions, and ensure you know your legal options at no cost to you.


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