Toxic Tort Lawyer
Toxic torts can cause widespread injuries, and many innocent victims can suffer from illnesses as well as wrongful deaths. Toxic tort cases often result when negligent companies allow harmful substances to reach consumers or even their own employees. The personal injury lawyers at Colson Hicks Eidson have experience handling a wide variety of toxic tort cases. We opened the door for lawsuits concerning defective Chinese drywall when one of our firm’s partners, a toxic tort lawyer, secured a multimillion-dollar award for a Miami couple who suffered severe health effects due to the toxic drywall.
When negligent companies and individuals expose people to poisonous substances, our litigation law firm can give victims nationwide the opportunity to receive the compensation they deserve.
What is a Toxic Tort?
A toxic tort is any legal claim brought on by exposure to a poisonous or otherwise harmful substance. There are numerous substances known to be dangerous and even lethal to humans. However, businesses can fail to exercise proper caution to avoid exposing individuals to these dangers. Some common sources of exposure in toxic tort cases include the following:
- Medications: Pharmaceutical manufacturers must create products that are safe for consumer use. If a drug company makes mistakes or hides information during the manufacturing, production, or distribution of the medication and these negligent actions then cause harmful side effects, or if their medications become contaminated with dangerous substances, then they place patients at risk for suffering potentially life-threatening injuries. Although there have been recalls for many dangerous drugs, many more are still on the market.
- Occupational Exposure: Employers who expose their workers to dangerous substances are responsible for the injuries their employees endure. Many employees in construction, as well as other industries, have received diagnoses of mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure in the workplace.
Toxic torts can also arise from a variety of other sources. These may include defective consumer products and Chinese drywall in homes.
How Can I Prove a Toxic Tort Caused an Injury?
Our personal injury attorneys have represented clients in a number of different toxic tort cases. As a result, we know how to prove fault in these lawsuits. In order to secure a recovery in a toxic tort lawsuit, your legal representation must prove that the person or business at fault exposed you to a dangerous substance and that exposure to this substance then directly caused your catastrophic personal injury or illness.
How to Hold the Liable Party Accountable for Injuries in a Toxic Tort Lawsuit
In order for you to be awarded maximum compensation for your damages, your attorney will need to be able to show that someone else’s negligence is the cause of your illness or injury.
With that being said, your toxic tort lawyer may need to file claims with both the insurance company and the civil court system in order to ensure that you are fully compensated for your suffering.
What damages you are unable to recover through insurance claims you may be able to seek in court. You can find out whether your case is expected to go to court after discussing the circumstances of your injury or illness with your toxic tort attorney.
Statute of Limitations for Toxic Tort Claims
If you are thinking about filing a toxic tort claim, you need to act quickly. These types of lawsuits fall under the genre of personal injury claims. This means that you will have as much as four years to get your claim filed before the statute of limitations expires.
The statute of limitations sets the amount of time an injury victim has to get their claim filed in the civil court system. Failure to get your claim filed before the statute of limitations expires will almost certainly result in the dismissal of your case.
Four years may seem like plenty of time to get your case filed, but depending on the details of your case, the statute of limitations may have a considerable impact on your ability to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Compensation for Victims of Exposure to Toxic Substances
Exposure to toxic substances can leave you with severe injuries and illnesses that have a lasting impact on your life. Fortunately, when your attorney is able to show that someone else’s negligence is the cause of your injuries or illness, you may be deserving of financial compensation.
Your toxic tort lawyer will work tirelessly to ensure that every single loss you have endured is accounted for when calculating the value of your claim. Some of the various losses that you may be able to recover in your toxic tort lawsuit include:
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Loss of companionship and love
- Loss of comfort and support
- Diminished quality of life
- Skin scarring
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses and equipment
- Loss of household services
These are just a few of the different types of economic and non-economic damages that you may be entitled to recover in your claim. Make sure that you are getting the most out of your claim when you contact a toxic tort lawyer for help getting the justice you deserve.
Get Help From a Toxic Tort Lawyer in Florida Today
The personal injury lawyers of Colson Hicks Eidson can work with you to compile strong evidence and work on your behalf in a class action or multidistrict litigation, if necessary. We are not afraid to take on large companies that expose their workers or customers to toxic substances.