There is a strong link between our environment and our health. When our environment is polluted – whether because of companies, contractors, or unsafe work environments – we can become very ill. Each year, for example, people are diagnosed cancer because they have been exposed to asbestos. Oil spills and other forms of pollution can also cause birth defects and illnesses, as can exposure to radon and lead.
If you have been injured by a toxin or environmental pollutant because of negligence, a wrongful act, or recklessness, you may have a legal case. You may also have a claim if your property has suffered environmental damage due to someone’s negligence or a wrongful act. To find out whether you qualify, you can contact Flaxman Law Group at any time to arrange a free consultation.
Florida has many waterfronts and coastal lands. The many manufacturers, developers, and other big businesses that work near or in the water sometimes allow toxic chemicals or pollutants to enter the water. If a company spills toxic substances into the water and this pollution causes injuries, birth defects, or injury, community can seek a class action lawsuit against the company responsible.
Property Damage and Property-Related Cases
Environment Injury cases sometimes involve a landlord who negligently exposed tenants to dangerous substances such as radon, mold, or lead paint. In these situations, tenants who fall ill because of a dangerous living environment may have a claim against the owner or landlord.
Homeowners may also have claims against polluting companies and unethical contractors if their homes are made dangerous. For example, if a polluting company contaminates a homeowner’s land or makes their home unsafe due to air pollution or other types of pollution, the homeowner may have a claim against that company if they have been injured.
Workplace injuries related to dangerous environments and dangerous chemicals often involve exposure. You may have been exposed to asbestos products or other dangerous products on the job, and this may lead you to develop a serious illness many months or years later. You may qualify for workers’ compensation in Hollywood or you may choose to pursue a personal injury claim against the manufacturer of the dangerous product or against the employer who put you in a dangerous position.
Do You Have an Environmental Injury Case in Miami or your Florida City?
If you work in a dangerous job or live near a corporation that pollutes, you may have a case. If your landlord or contractor is negligent in providing you with a safe environment, you may have a claim. If you have been injured and believe that a specific company, product, or person cause your injuries you may have a personal injury or toxic tort claim in Hollywood or your community.
If you have been injured, do not hesitate in contacting a personal injury attorney at Flaxman Law Group. Dangerous environment injury cases require prompt, thorough investigation, especially since these claims can be quite complex. It can take months or years for exposure to a dangerous chemical to become known. You may develop cancer or a serious condition without knowing that you were exposed to a dangerous chemical years ago. It can be a challenge to prove that exposure happened some time ago and has led to an injury. An experienced attorney with a good network of professional investigators, medical consultants, and other professionals knows how to build a case in these types of situations.
If you are looking for a personal injury attorney in Hollywood, Miami, or anywhere in South Florida, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free case review.