Chemicals are everywhere. They are in the food we eat and the water we drink. We are exposed to chemicals at both work and at home.
While many chemicals are helpful, some can be harmful if we are exposed to them in quantities that can lead to long-term health effects for you and your family. If you or a family member became ill after exposure to a toxin, Goldman Law, PC, may be able to represent you in a claim for damages against the person or business responsible for the exposure
Sources of Harmful Chemical
When chemicals or petroleum products are spilled on the ground or leak from underground storage tanks, they can give off gases or vapors that can get inside homes and buildings. Common sources of these harmful chemicals are:
- Petroleum hydrocarbons such as gasoline, diesel oil, and jet fuel
- Chlorinated solvents such as the dry cleaning chemical tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene, or PCE)
- Degreasing solvents like trichloroethylene (TCE), 1,1,1-trichloroethane (TCA), and PCE
The vapors from these products move through the soil and seep through cracks in basements, foundations, sewer lines, and other openings. Vapor intrusion is a concern because vapors can build up to a point where the health of residents or workers in those buildings could be at risk.
Can You Seek Damages for Exposure to Environmental Toxins?
I represent both plaintiffs and defendants throughout the United States in lawsuits alleging bodily injuries, wrongful death, and economic damages stemming from the presence of and exposure to hazardous toxins at home or in the workplace. Typically, the plaintiffs seek damages from defendants in such matters for nuisance, trespass, negligence, negligence per se, breach of contract, fraud, and strict liability for ultra-hazardous and abnormally dangerous activities. There might also be statutory claims available to the plaintiffs.
You Need Experienced Representation
When you suffer exposure to a toxin and file a complaint with the liable party, you may be offered a quick settlement. What you need instead is an experienced environmental trial attorney to get you the settlement you will need to cover medical costs, lost wages, and additional damages.
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