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Toxic Tort

Large manufacturers generate massive amounts of waste that need to be disposed of properly and safely. Unfortunately, this waste is often deliberately and surreptitiously dumped into oceans or landfills, where it pollutes the waters or contaminates the soil. When this negligent dumping occurs near populated areas, the effects on residents can be devastating, causing illness and even death.

 

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TOXIC TORT

LANCASTER TOXIC TORTS ATTORNEYS SERVING PALMDALE AND SANTA CLARITA

As industry continues to grow, so does the risk of environmental contamination. Large manufacturers generate massive amounts of waste that needs to be disposed of both properly and safely. Unfortunately, this waste is often deliberately and surreptitiously dumped into oceans or landfills where it pollutes the waters or contaminates the soil. When this negligent dumping occurs near populated areas, the effects on residents can be devastating, causing illness and even wrongful death. Victims need powerful attorney representation to ensure that their rights are protected and that they are justly compensated for damages associated with this type of egregiously unjust personal injury. At PARRIS in Lancaster, our toxic torts lawyers can help victims obtain justice. Our attorneys serving Palmdale and Santa Clarita have the experience and resources necessary to litigate these often complex cases effectively.

  • Complexities of Toxic Torts
  • Types of Toxic Torts
  • Compensation for Damages

COMPLEXITIES OF TOXIC TORTS

Toxic torts are typically quite difficult to prove because the connection between exposure to a toxic chemical and a resulting injury or disease is often hard to determine. Many cancers, such as mesothelioma, that result from toxic exposure develop for years before the appearance of physical symptoms. However, with diligence and care a connection can be successfully established and negligence proven.

Our Lancaster toxic torts attorneys will review technical reports, analytical data, air modeling inputs and outputs, boring logs, ecological studies, mechanical integrity records, engineering specifications or technical drawings, and other applicable documentation to determine the cause of injury. When necessary, the toxic torts lawyers with our firm serving Palmdale and Santa Clarita will consult with toxicologists, doctors, and other experts who can demonstrate links between exposure to dangerous toxins or chemicals and illness and injury.

SUCCESSFUL TOXIC TORTS REQUIRE TIMELY ACTION

Prompt action is crucial to the success of toxic torts. With adequate time, our attorneys can take measures to preserve evidence, investigate the facts surrounding the claim, and locate experts who can evaluate victims’ injuries. Even more importantly, most toxic tort actions must be filed within a certain period for the claim to be valid. Beyond the period imposed by the relevant statute of limitations, victims have little or no legal entitlement to compensation.

 

TYPES OF TOXIC TORTS

The toxic torts handled by our attorneys serving Palmdale and Santa Clarita can involve a range of serious illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Illnesses caused by lead poisoning, toxic mold problems, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Significant burn injuries caused by chemical spills or explosions.
  • Serious illness due to long-term exposure to solvents, asbestos, silicates, polyvinyl chlorides, mercury, and other industrial chemicals and materials.
  • Sickness due to exposure to radioactive substances such as radon, barium, thorium, or other materials often used in clinical settings.
  • Diseases caused by exposure to soil or groundwater toxins, often resulting from leaking underground storage tanks for benzene, gasoline, or other dangerous compounds.
  • Illnesses resulting from the careless or reckless use of pesticides or herbicides in agricultural areas.

COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES

Our Lancaster toxic tort lawyers will aggressively pursue justice on behalf of those harmed by exposure to toxic substances. When the reckless or careless actions of others cause this exposure, victims are entitled to compensation for damages incurred as a result, including:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

In cases in which exposure has led to the wrongful death of the victim, surviving family members may be entitled to additional compensation, including awards for burial and funeral expenses and loss of support.

CONTACT OUR LANCASTER TOXIC TORTS LAWYERS SERVING SANTA CLARITA, PALMDALE, AND ANTELOPE VALLEY

The Lancaster toxic torts attorneys at PARRIS serving Palmdale, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valley have helped numerous victims of toxic exposure obtain compensation. Our firm has amassed an impressive record of successful trial verdicts and other recoveries for our clients. If you or a loved one has been harmed by toxic chemicals or dangerous contamination, PARRIS in Lancaster can help. Contact our toxic torts lawyers serving Santa Clarita, Palmdale, and Antelope Valley for a free evaluation of your claim.