Veterans, reservists, guardsmen, and their loved ones who worked on the base between August 1953 through December 1987 were exposed to contaminants and other harmful compounds in Camp Lejeune's drinking water. Thanks to the PACT ACT, victims are now eligible to file a case against the United States to receive compensation and justice for their injuries. Now the next step is to start filing a claim for your injuries; however, the process for filing a claim and ensuring you get approved the first time around can be complicated, especially when the root of your injuries started so many years ago. This is why you need to work with the right law firm, but how exactly do you find the right law firm to handle your injury case? That's where we come in.
How to Know if Your Attorney Is the Right One for You
Now that victims of Camp Lejeune have the ability to seek justice for their injuries caused by contaminated waters, the next question circles how to find the right law firm and attorney to handle your case. The right law firm will do everything in their power to ensure they have everything that they'll need to take on your case. That means they should have a team built for this kind of case, as well as staff on hand and ready to answer any of your questions along the way, which is where our law firm differs from the rest. With over 30 years of experience and over 800 attorneys, we use our size, resources, and know-how to fight tirelessly on your behalf. That’s why we’ve recovered over $13 billion for our clients.
Learn More About How We Can Help Your Case
At Morgan & Morgan, we seek to ensure that our clients feel like they are family, so when you decide to hire one of our attorneys, they will get straight to work to help you and your loved ones get what you deserve. Our lawyers can help strengthen your case by gathering all the necessary information. This includes reviewing your medical records, consulting with your physician, and obtaining evidence that can link your injuries to the on-base water contamination. Needless to say, we will work around the clock to get everything we can to prove your illness is due to Camp Lejeune's contaminated water and to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
In addition to filing your Camp Lejeune Justice Act claim, we can also help walk you through the appeals process if the VA has denied your claim for disability benefits or health care coverage. According to the VA, in order to appeal the denied claim, you can proceed with one of the following options:
- Supplemental Claim: We can look into why the VA denied your initial application. We will also help you obtain any additional evidence and submit it.
- High-Level Review: We'll file for a review of your application by a more-experienced claims adjudicator. This works in the case that you believe your denial was an error but have no new evidence.
- Appeal to the VA Board: File for a direct review by the Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA) with or without submitting additional evidence. You may also request a hearing before the BVA, this is where one of our attorneys will represent you during the proceeding.
While denied claims are common, you do not have to accept this decision as final. When you hire the right law firm to handle your case, your Camp Lejeune water contamination attorney will not shy away from a complicated process and will work to help get you and your loved ones the outcome and benefits you deserve.
File With Morgan & Morgan Today
In high-stakes moments like these, other law firms will try to take the quickest settlement number they can get for your injury case without keeping in mind the years that you and your loved ones have suffered and struggled to get back on your feet. For over 30 years, we've run our law firm on not only making sure that our clients receive the most out of their settlements but also ensuring that they feel like family. When you decide to work with us, we'll have an army of attorneys at your disposal to ensure that you and your loved ones are taken care of.
If you or a loved one have been affected by the contaminated waters at Camp Lejeune, we want to help you get the justice you deserve. At Morgan & Morgan, we understand the hardships caused by others' negligence, and that's why we tirelessly fight "For the People." For more information on how we can help you, please complete our free, no-obligation case evaluation form today.