Mold contamination and exposure can occur in homes, workplaces, or other environments. Usually, mold occurs due to incorrect installation, poor property maintenance, or excessive moisture. Mold is always preventable, so if you have been exposed to this toxin, it’s important to investigate. You may also want to contact a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your area to find out whether you have a legal claim. An attorney can help you determine whether you have a claim and can guide you through the right steps to secure your claim.
A mold contamination claim in Homestead or your community can happen in a few scenarios. It may occur if you rent a home and your landlord or property manager is potentially liable for not properly maintaining the building. If you have purchased a home, you may have a claim against the previous seller if they knew about mold contamination problems but did not inform you. If you have recently renovated your home and mold contamination occurred afterwards due to negligent work which allowed the mold to grow, you may have a claim against the contractor or renovation company.
Why it’s important to file a claim
Mold exposure can cause serious allergic reactions and medical problems, including respiratory ailments, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms. You may lose time at work due to your symptoms and you may even need medical treatment or an extended stay in the hospital to deal with the effects of the exposure.
Those who are allergic to mold, have compromised immune or respiratory systems or are elderly or very young may be especially at risk. In addition to the medical effects of mold, contamination can cause extensive structural damage. You may need to pay to have your home extensively remodeled and decontaminated. In some cases, the structure may not be easily salvageable. At the very least, mold can affect your property value.
While you are cleaning your home of mold, you may incur additional charges. You may need to stay at a hotel or other residence until your home is clean. You may need to replace some of your personal possessions if they have been affected by mold. In addition, you may lose time at work to deal with the contamination.
If you have suffered losses due to mold contamination, you may have a claim against the property owner in question and you may be able to pursue a legal claim to get compensation to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, and any other damages you have suffered. You may also want to speak to an attorney about filing a homeowners’ insurance claim.
If you have been exposed to mold in your apartment, workplace, or home, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our attorneys can determine whether you have a claim, who the liable parties may be, and how much your claim may be worth. Our offices in Homestead, Hollywood, and Miami are always open to people who have been injured and to those who have legal questions. Our phone lines are staffed 24/7 so feel free to contact us if you have been injured.