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Environmental Injury Lawyer

Have you suffered tremendous financial, emotional, or physical loss because of a serious injury or illness caused by an environmental disaster?  If a major corporation’s negligence contributed to the cause of the environmental disaster, you may have the right to be paid financial restitution for your damages.  Contact the experienced environmental lawyers at The G Law Group, P.A. to find out how much you could be awarded in your environmental lawsuit.

 

What Is an Environmental Personal Injury Case?

Suppose a company had been using a plot of land as their disposal site for their toxic waste over the last few years.  Eventually, this company sells or refuses to disclose the history of the area to new tenants.  While at first, the tenants may not notice any of the harmful elements around them, they may begin to develop symptoms that appear to be out of the ordinary over time. Eventually, those symptoms turn into injuries or severe illnesses, and in the worst-case scenarios may even lead to the loss of life. Environmental, personal injury cases help those who were unknowingly exposed to hazardous elements hold those negligent parties accountable for their actions, as well as helps prevent future residents from potentially becoming victims.

If you or a loved one have been injured or diagnosed with a life-threatening illness after being exposed to hazardous elements, our attorneys may be able to help you.

 

What is my Environmental Personal Injury Case worth? 

 

If your life has been dramatically affected by an environmental disaster caused by a major corporation’s negligence, you have the right to be repaid for your suffering.

 

You may be surprised at some of the various economic and non-economic damages that you have the right to recover in your case.  Some of the more common types of damages that are awarded in environmental lawsuits include:

  • Emotional distress

  • Lost quality of life

  • Physical pain and suffering

  • Loss of consortium

  • Damage to your reputation

  • Inconvenience

  • Lost wages

  • Diminished earning potential

  • Skin scarring

  • Disfigurement

  • Medical expenses

  • Medical equipment

  • Property damages

  • Loss of household services

 

It is also possible that the court may award you punitive damages.  These are often awarded in cases where the liable party is found to have engaged in gross negligence or reprehensible conduct.  Punitive damages are the court system’s way of punishing the outfall party for these types of actions.  These are just a few examples of the different kinds of damages that you may be able to recover in your environmental lawsuit.  You can find out exactly what your claim is worse when you contact our office to discuss your case further.

 

How Do You Know You Have an Environmental Claim?

 

Industries are expected to comply with various federal and state laws that exist to protect the environment and citizens living in the vicinity.  Examples include the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and state and federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.  If an industry causes environmental pollution that causes harm to people and results in diseases, like lung disease or any type of cancer, it can be held liable for its negligence.  Approach our seasoned environmental lawyers to know if your case qualifies for compensation.

 

Who Is Liable for Your Injuries?

When filing an environmental personal injury claim, victims must be able to prove the following events have occurred for their case to move forward with liability claim: 

  • Exposure to an Environmental Hazard:  The victim must be able to provide evidence that they were exposed to the environmental hazards. These include but are not limited to contaminated soil, groundwater, or air, as well as other variables such as lead paint or asbestos. In some cases, an expert may be consulted to establish validity. 

  • If You Were Unaware of the Exposure/Unable to Avoid It:  Along with proof of exposure, the victim must be able to prove they were unable to avoid encountering the hazardous substances, as well as being unaware of its presence in your home or community. If they had prior knowledge of the toxic substances and knowing risked exposure, it may be difficult to hold anyone else liable for their damages. 

  • You Were Not the Cause of the Environmental Hazard: Victims must not have been the ones to have created the dangerous environment. If they were the direct cause, the only ones liable for their injuries, and the injuries of others, would be themselves. 

  • If the Defendant Was Responsible for Your Injuries: There must be evidence that supports that the defendant was liable for your injuries.

 

Insurance companies or large corporations may not have your best interest at heart when it comes to you and your loved one's safety.  When you go to put in a claim to your insurance company, and you are denied or given a low-ball estimate for your severe damages—that’s where we come in.  When you hire us, our team will get straight to work on your case.  Your attorney and legal team will gather evidence and consult with experts to build the strongest possible case.  Your attorney will then negotiate outside of court with the defendant in order to secure your full and fair compensation.

How Can an Environmental Injury Lawyer from G Law Group Help You?

In the wake of an environmental disaster, reaching out to a lawyer might seem like the least of your priorities.  Pain, fear, stress, and anxiety are overwhelming, and it's only natural to put the health and wellbeing of yourself and your family first.  Environmental disasters can be deeply destabilizing, often affecting your capability to work or maintain your usual routine.

However, an experienced environmental injury lawyer can help to lessen some of these burdens.  They can carry the weight of dealing with your damages claim, allowing you to focus on securing the necessary medical attention for you and your family. Being represented legally amidst these trying times can actually offer a level of peace and consolation.

At The G Law Group, our skilled environmental injury lawyers can assist with:

  • Determining the parties responsible for your illness or injury.

  • Processing and analyzing the evidence gathered to underpin your court claims.

  • Acquiring expert witnesses to substantiate causation and damages.

  • Assessing the full extent of your family’s damages claim.

  • Interacting with the insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

 

These are only a few of the various responsibilities that our environmental injury lawyers can handle for you during your case. We want you to understand that you are not alone in this fight.  Your hardship resonates with us, and we are committed to standing by your side, guiding you through this legal process with empathy, professionalism, and expertise.

 

If you have more questions or require more details about how our highly rated environmental injury lawyers can support you in your current situation, please use the link below to schedule a 100% free consultation. You can also reach us anytime at (305)-486-7468.  We are here for you in these times of uncertainty and difficulty. Your concerns matter to us, and we are ready to fight for the justice you deserve.

 

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