Asbestos defense

Claims for asbestos injuries continue to be filed against businesses, particularly automobile dealerships. A typical claim comes from a former employee claiming asbestos injury over years of repairing vehicles. These cases can be quite complex because of the number of parties involved in the asbestos exposure liability chain, such as manufacturers, suppliers, and end users. There is also the difficulty in locating liability and workers compensation insurance carriers, and the time the policies were in effect, to provide insurance coverage. Often there are questions about  the nature of the injuries, whether they were cause by asbestos exposure, and whether there are other contributing factors to the claimed injury. Manning Leaver has handled a number of these type cases and has the experience to raise all appropriate defenses to these types of claims and pursue other responsible parties.