Have you suffered tremendous financial, emotional, or physical loss as a result 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 Colson Hicks Eidson to find out how much you could be awarded in your environmental lawsuit.
Environmental Attorneys with Multinational Experience
Major corporations often disregard environmental regulations in the pursuit of profit. These laws are in place for a reason. Ignoring these regulations can result in severe environmental damage, injury, and death, through either onsite accidents or environmental contamination.
The environmental attorneys at our law firm understand the nuanced effects of environmental litigation. We have dedicated our careers to holding irresponsible corporations accountable for their negligence. Most notably, we are representing the victims of the 2010 BP oil spill. When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sunk, it killed 11 workers and caused massive amounts of damage to nearby communities. We are working to get justice for these families.
How do Environmental Disasters Affect Everyday People?
One corporation’s act of negligence significantly lowers the income of those who work in environmentally dependent industries. Many of the implicated workers are the only source of income for their families. Consequently, their overall wellbeing and that of the community suffers for years after the accident.
For example, the BP oil spill is still fresh in the minds of many Gulf Coast residents. Since the spill, the oyster industry has withered. Loose oil kills the reefs that form the backbone of the Gulf Coast ecosystem and provide a habitat for sea creatures. Fishermen have been returning to shore with empty nets.
Coastal communities are struggling and still waiting on compensation that was promised but is yet to materialize. When corporations ignore the rules and cause harm, they might offer little or no compensation for the people they harmed. It is up to the victims to stand up to these companies to receive fair treatment. Our firm has several decades of experience taking on multinational conglomerates that harm everyday people.
Lawyers Who Fight Negligent Corporations
The Colson Hicks Eidson legal team can represent those who have suffered from environmental disasters. Our attorneys handle contamination claims, land use disputes, and environmental mass tort as well as other forms of environmental litigation. Over the past 40 years, our firm has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients from negligent corporations.
As our attorneys say, “We sue big companies that do bad things.” In addition to our work with the BP oil spill, we have recovered several favorable results for homeowners affected by defective Chinese drywall. We have a history of taking on multinational corporations to ensure that everyday citizens are not trampled by corporate negligence.
For more information, get in touch with one of our environmental lawyers. No matter where you live, we can offer a free consultation to go over the basics of your potential case.
How an Environmental Lawyer Can Help You
If an environmental lawyer at our law firm agrees to take on your case, you can expect us to handle all of the major legalities while you focus on recovering. Some of the various responsibilities your environmental lawyer will have include:
- Figuring out who is responsible for the illness or injury you sustained
- Analyzing the evidence obtained to support your case
- Obtaining expert witnesses to testify on your behalf
- Negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf
- Calculating the value of your claim
- Representing your interests in civil court
These are just a few of the responsibilities that your environmental lawyer will handle when taking on your case. To find out more about how we could help you secure the compensation that you need, schedule a free consultation to discuss the specific details of your case.
Compensation for Victims of Environmental Disasters
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
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Skin scarring
- 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.
Contact an Environmental Lawyer for Help Today
When your life has been dramatically affected by an environmental disaster, and a major corporation is responsible, you have the right to hold them accountable for their negligence.
Get help pursuing the compensation that is rightfully yours when you reach out to an experienced environmental lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson.
Our firm is proud to offer free, no-obligation claim reviews to victims of environmental disasters across the state of Florida. Take advantage of this opportunity today. Schedule yours when you fill out our online contact form or call our office at 305-476-7400.