Representing Victims of Asbestos-Related Diseases

Asbestos is a material that was popular in the manufacturing of many different products, including insulation, shingles and drywall, as well as many other products because of its resistance to heat and fire. It wasn’t until many years later that the dangers associated with asbestos exposure became known.

When inhaled, the microscopic asbestos fibers get into the lungs and can lead to a variety of serious conditions and health problems. Products containing asbestos have been banned for many years, but the dangers of asbestos continue to impact people who become exposed to it. If you or a loved one is suffering from an illness that can be tied to asbestos exposure, it is important that you seek the advice of an experienced attorney with the ability to protect your interests.

Georgia Asbestos Exposure Lawyer

At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta, we are prepared to represent clients in any type of case involving asbestos-related injuries and illnesses. Many of the clients we represent include construction crews involved in the demolition of old buildings that were built using products containing asbestos. We also represent people who were exposed to asbestos during demolition, including people who lived or worked near a demolition site where harmful materials were not properly handled or cleaned up.

Two of the most common conditions associated with asbestos are mesothelioma and asbestosis. Victims of these conditions can face years of hardship and are often entitled to seek compensation from the negligent parties. When you hire our firm, we engage the appropriate experts in order to build the strongest possible case on your behalf. It is our commitment to help you secure the maximum level of compensation available for the harm you have suffered.

Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that occurs when inhaled asbestos fibers attach themselves to the protective lining of your lungs. Some common symptoms of mesothelioma can include persistent chest pain, chronic cough, shortness of breath, night sweats and digestive trouble.

Asbestosis: Asbestosis is a condition that develops as the result of exposure to asbestos. Also referred to as “diffuse pulmonary fibrosis,” asbestosis occurs when asbestos fibers attach themselves to the interior walls of the lungs where scar tissue develops, making the lungs less efficient and breathing more difficult. In some cases, this type of scarring can lead to the development of the tumors that cause mesothelioma.

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Contact our office today to discuss your asbestos-related illness with an Atlanta mesothelioma lawyer and learn more about your legal options. You can reach us by phone or via e-mail. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.

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Suffering a serious injury due to another person’s negligence can change your life in an instant. Without warning, you can be facing massive medical bills and find yourself unable to work. Once you have received medical care for your immediate injuries, it is important that you seek the advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who can help you understand your rights.

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Representing Georgia Accident Injury Victims

The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 200 jury trials in his 30 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.

Winston and his team were the best I’ve ever dealt with. Honestly, I’ve hired many law firms in the past 10 years and no other law firm made me feel as important as Winston Briggs. To them I wasn’t just another case, I was family and for that I’m forever grateful. They got me a settlement that I deserved and they fought tooth and nails to make sure I wasn’t being taken advantage of. Nicole, kept me updated with my case’s progress and anytime I had a question she was on it! I felt like I was the only client because of how personalized they made it feel. Best of the best hands down. Thank you once again for everything you did for my family and I!
EM Watson, Former Client
After interviewing attorneys recommended by other cyclists, I engaged W. Winston Briggs as my attorney because he seemed to have the best grasp of my situation and because, of the attorneys I interviewed, Winston had the most litigation experience. Six months after the collision, we have received a policy limit settlement from the driver’s insurance company, and Mr. Briggs has addressed the subrogation claim of my health insurance company, resulting in a substantial reduction of their claim.
Tom Erdmanczyk, Former Client
The case required Mr. Briggs to make numerous trips to Virginia to take on the responsible parties on their home turf. Although it required significant effort, at the end of the day, Mr. Briggs successfully forced the responsible companies to accept responsibility for my husband’s death and to pay a settlement that will take care of my son and me over the course of our lives. The event was tragic but I am very pleased that I hired Winston to represent me and my son in the case.”
Mary Ann Garrard, Former Client
I injured myself requiring surgery when I fell at a hotel in New Orleans while on business. The insurance company for the hotel initially denied responsibility for my injury and then later offered me only a modest sum to settle the case, claiming there were multiple problems with my claim. I retained Winston Briggs to handle my claim and he did the rest. Without having to go through a lawsuit, Mr. Briggs convinced the hotel’s insurance company to pay more than six times the amount they had offered me to settle the claim before I hired Mr. Briggs. I hope I never need his services again but, if I do, I wouldn’t think of hiring any other attorney to represent me.
Ed Dietzel, Former Client
I am extremely pleased I hired The Briggs Law Firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing a personal injury lawyer, and particularly, one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. Once the insurance carriers learned Mr. Briggs was my lawyer, they accepted responsibility for the accident and compensated me for my injuries.
Bruce Fernald, Former Client
To those injured; I’m writing to show everyone out there that Mr.Winston Briggs is here to help you. As he listened to my story I realized that he sincerely cared and knew that, even though the injury occurred, he was able to see forward and find ways to help. Winston through the years has demonstrated that he is on the cutting edge of injury recovery. He makes a painful process turn into a more profitable and emotional reward...
Brandon Johnson, Former Client
Attorney Briggs accepted my case, within a month the defendant was served, and less than a year my case was settled. To him I am indebted for his enthusiastic, encouragement and support he and his staff offered throughout the handling of my case. Unlike any other law firm, they continue to keep me in the loop on how my case progressed. I highly recommend Winston Briggs Law Firm to anyone looking for an attorney in Atlanta who cares and have integrity in his work getting the case settled, without a doubt, he’s the Best!
Camille, Former Client

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