Clients with terminal cancer like mesothelioma often ask, “Will I have to go to trial in order to seek justice for my asbestos-related disease?”

In our experience at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, over the past 36 years, it is likely that you will not have to go to trial for your mesothelioma case. The overwhelming majority, as much as 90% of mesothelioma cases, settle before trial.  When discovery is complete, the defendant may offer you a financial settlement to settle your case outside of court. Your attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford will help you evaluate the settlement offer and determine if accepting a settlement is in your best interests. It will be up to you whether or not to accept any offers from the defendants in your case. We will not settle your case until we receive your consent to do so.

If a defendant should refuse to pay you and your family a reasonable compensation, we are ready and willing to go to trial.  You may be asked to testify in court. If the trial is decided in your favor your will be entitled to financial compensation.

Our experienced trial attorneys will handle your case from start to finish. Many cases are resolved within one year.  We will bring in experts and other witnesses to help prove your case.  Throughout the process, our main concern is you, your health, and your family; including arranging depositions at your own home if necessary. We will do everything we can to accommodate you and make sure you are comfortable; if you are not able to testify in court we are able to conduct proceedings virtually in the comfort of your home.

After the trial, the defendant has a limited time to appeal. Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford will represent you throughout the proceedings.

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Since 1995, the attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have been helping clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, NY, who have been injured due to asbestos exposure. Through our tireless efforts, we have helped to shape and reform asbestos laws throughout the state of New York. We have a full team of lawyers devoted to representing people exposed to asbestos.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us today and we will schedule an appointment to come to your home and meet with you and your family to explain your legal rights.