Top Rated Asbestos Lawyers in Texas

Top-Rated Texas Asbestos Lawyers 

People that are the most likely to develop malignant mesothelioma in their lifetimes are the people who have been exposed to asbestos. These people usually get exposed to this carcinogen in their places of employment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), particular groups of people are more heavily exposed to asbestos and thus have a considerably higher risk of developing malignant mesothelioma than the general population. 

Texas Asbestos Lawyer

These groups include shipyard workers, plumbers, janitors, firefighters, electricians, maintenance personnel, telephone repair workers, mechanics, installers of insulation, asbestos mines and mills workers, producers of asbestos products, heating industries personnel, construction personnel, trades personnel, and even people who just happen to work close to a building that deals with asbestos.

Some people may even be unknowingly exposed to it in their households. These include family members of the workers who themselves unknowingly bring in the asbestos into their respective homes. Asbestos is still also being used as components of frequently used appliances such as hair dryers, and it is also a popular component of home tiles, sidings, ceilings, and insulation. Thus, literally, everyone is exposed to asbestos in their everyday environment.

The Environmental Protection Agency further states that there is no known safe level of exposure. A short-term exposure of 1 to 2 months could result in a diagnosis of a malignant mesothelioma 20 to 40 years down the road.

Due to the prolonged latency from asbestos exposure to the development of the corresponding malignant mesothelioma, it is therefore very wise, especially for people who belong in the highest risk group to seek the counsel and services of asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers.

Asbestos lawyers are attorneys who specialize in providing legal aid to anyone who is suffering from asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma lawyers, on the other hand, are asbestos lawyers themselves who have further sub-specialized and have decided to concentrate their talents and efforts into just the nitty-gritty of the litigation process involving malignant mesothelioma lawsuits.

These lawyers are certainly of immense help for all claimants especially during the start of the process. The start would revolve heavily around the process of drawing up the legal papers necessary for filing the claim and making sure that these get filed before the date of the statutory deadline elapses. This date varies depending on what type of claim the lawsuit is being filed for. If the malignant mesothelioma lawsuit is filed as an injury claim, then the date of the statutory deadline would fall somewhere in the months after a conclusive medical diagnosis has been put forth. If the malignant mesothelioma lawsuit is filed as a claim for wrongful death, then the statutory deadline date would be shortly after the death of the claimant. Only the claimant's executor of an estate is legally able to file a claim for wrongful death.

Asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers are also of tremendous benefit to claimants during the process of determining which parties are liable and more importantly of locating the specific source of the claimant's asbestos exposure. The latter could be very difficult indeed because of the very long latency period from exposure to manifestation of symptoms and ultimately diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma.

In summary, people who belong to the highest risk strata for contracting malignant mesothelioma should be conscious of three things. First, they should be aware of the imminent possibility that they could develop malignant mesothelioma in the next 20 or so years. Second, these people should also be aware of their rights to claim compensation for damages. Finally, these people should take the necessary precautions as early as possible, such as seeking the counsel of asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers to help them deal with the treacherous process of litigation.
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Top-Rated Asbestos Lawyers In Texas
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Wade D. Moriarty
13 years experience
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime
  • Consumer Law
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Business Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Languages:
  • Spanish
Professional Experience:
Senior Litigation Attorney
The Crim Law Firm
2013 - Current
Attorney
Moriarty Law Firm/Moriarty & Madigan
1995 - 2013
Office:
4900 Travis Street
Houston, TX 77002
USA
Telephone: (713) 807-7800
www.thecrimlawfirm.com
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Michael Guajardo
26 years experience
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Construction Law
Languages:
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience:
Partner
Guajardo & Marks, LLP
2011 - Current
Owner
Law Offices of Michael G. Guajardo, PC
2008 - 2011
Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, PC
2000 - 2008
Office:
Guajardo & Marks, LLP
13355 Noel Road
Suite 1370
Dallas, TX 75240
USA
Telephone: (972) 774-9800
www.guajardomarks.com
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Mr. Jonathan Sol Harris
Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.
22 years experience
Practice Areas:
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
Languages:
  • Spanish
Professional Experience:
Partner
Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P.
Current
Associate
Bernsen, Jamail, & Goodson, LLP

1996 - 1999
Office:
Work
3200 Travis Street #300
Houston, TX 77006
USA
Telephone: (713) 364-0723
www.smslegal.com
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Mr. Arthur L. Schechter
54 years experience
Practice Areas:
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
Languages:
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
U.S. Ambassador to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
United States Government
1998 - 2001
Office:
3200 Travis St., 3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77006
USA
Telephone: (713) 524-3500
www.smslegal.com
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Daniel David Horowitz III
Partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
16 years experience
Practice Areas:
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Insurance Claims
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect
  • Personal Injury
Languages:
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner
Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend
2005 - Current
Associate
Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering
2002 - 2005
Office:
800 Sawyer Street
Houston, TX 77007
USA
Telephone: (832) 460-5181
www.ddhlawyers.com
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Alex Hernandez Jr
17 years experience
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • White Collar Crime
  • Insurance Claims
  • Construction Law
  • Maritime
  • Products Liability
  • Consumer Law
Languages:
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Professional Experience:
Partner
Hernandez and English LLP
2017 - Current
Alex R. Hernandez Jr. and Jason English Partners in the Austin Texas area handling civil and criminal matters. We handle matters in Travis, Hays, Caldwell, Williamson, Bastrop, Guadalupe and other Central Texas counties through our Austin office location.
Owner
Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC
2004 - Current
Trial Lawyers handling personal injury, mass torts, bad faith insurance, maritime, and other legal matters. Alex R. Hernandez Jr. is an experienced civil litigator and considered to be a shark in the legal field. Call today. Nationwide and Texas representation. Corpus Christi, Victoria, San Antonio, Edinburg, Laredo, Dallas and other Texas office locations.
Trial Lawyer - Defense
Chaves Gonzales and Hoblit
2003 - 2004
Trial Lawyer - Plaintiff
Wayne Wright Injury Lawyers
2001 - 2002
Office:
Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Trial Lawyers PLLC
921 N. Chaparral
Suite 100
Corpus Christi , TX 78401
USA
Telephone: (361) 792-3811
http://www.alexhernandeztriallaw.com/

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