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Asbestos was banned in building trades nearly 40 years ago, but its use in automotive parts, while dwindling, is still common. This means that auto mechanics are at an increased risk of asbestos exposure whether working on older or brand new model vehicles.

If you work as an automotive mechanic and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, you need a hardworking attorney on your side to help you get the compensation you deserve. New York asbestos exposure attorney Joseph Williams would be happy to meet with you free of charge to discuss your case and help you determine the most effective course of action.

If you are an auto mechanic who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, please contact The Williams Law Firm, P.C. or call

(855) 575-6376 today to schedule your free initial consultation.

What Compensation Can You Collect in an Asbestos Exposure Claim?

If you have been exposed to asbestos, you may qualify for compensation for your losses. You can collect payment for your medical bills from the liable parties, but other losses may also qualify for compensation. The following damages may be eligible, depending on the circumstances of your case:

  • Ambulance charges
  • Future medical care
  • Mental health assistance
  • Physical or occupational therapies
  • Other medical charges
  • Legal and attorney services fees
  • Loss of wages
  • Change in wage-earning potential
  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Difference in quality of life
  • Emotional distress

Other losses may also qualify for compensation, but we strongly recommend you work with a qualified attorney before attempting to seek payment alone. The Williams Law Firm can provide valuable support, including estimating the value of your case, increasing the compensation you are qualified to receive, and increasing the worth of your claims by proving the liability of other parties.

Potential Risks of Asbestos Exposure

When left undisturbed, asbestos is relatively harmless. However, in the auto mechanic trade, drilling, grinding, or otherwise disturbing parts with asbestos can release millions of microscopic particles that, when inhaled, automatically place you at risk for mesothelioma and asbestosis. These particles can be further dispersed by the use of air hoses and can easily stick to grease on clothes and hands, allowing for additional opportunities for exposure.

Asbestos can still be found in automotive parts including:


Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that can only be caused by asbestos exposure, but it may not show symptoms for up to 40 years. Even if you have not worked as an auto mechanic for years, if you have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, swift action is necessary to see that you are not cheated out of the compensation you are due.

How Can an Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Help With Your Case?

Asbestos has been banned from several industries, and exposure to this toxic substance is illegal in the vast majority of professional environments. If you have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, your employer is likely liable for any medical complications you suffer. Your employer should be held accountable for their negligent actions, and you should exercise every option available to you to receive fair compensation for your losses.

We recommend that you work with an asbestos exposure lawyer for assistance with your legal matters. Working with an attorney can be invaluable if you get ill from exposure to a toxic substance, including a mesothelioma diagnosis. Your lawyer can speak on your behalf, complete and file legal paperwork, collect and analyze evidence, organize or lead or join investigations, and level the playing field against other parties and representatives.

We suggest you refrain from representing yourself during your legal matters, as this can quickly reduce the amount of compensation you are eligible to receive. Self-representation often results in mistakes, but a talented asbestos exposure lawyer can mitigate these risks for you. Your attorney can represent you fairly, maintain the value of your case, and help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

The Williams Law Firm can support you in several ways, so we encourage you to speak with us at your earliest convenience. This is a great way to ensure we have sufficient time to collect information, get familiar with your case needs and circumstances, and build strong arguments in favor of your claims. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as soon as possible to schedule a free consultation with a talented and accomplished asbestos exposure attorney.

Get Help and Additional Resources When You Work With The Williams Law Firm

Please contact our experienced New York auto mechanic asbestos exposure attorney today to schedule a free case evaluation. Attorney Williams fights for the rights of auto mechanics throughout New York City.

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