Several state and federal laws exist to keep the environment clean and safe. When a company violates these laws by improperly disposing of chemicals, releasing a dangerous toxin, or taking other action that causes harm to a person, that company can be held liable for medical bills and other losses. In Longview, TX, toxic tort lawyers Randy Akin and Greg Burton help victims of toxic substance exposure collect restitution. They can review your case during a free consultation.
What Is A Toxic Tort?
A legal claim regarding the negligent handling, disposal, or release of waste including chemicals or toxins is classified as a toxic tort. An explosion, leak, or inadequate policy may lead to the incident, causing harm to a person or several people. When harmful fumes are ingested, the injuries can be severe and can cause severe injury. The law governing this type of personal injury case is complex, and it is highly recommended that victims and their families enlist the help of an attorney.
Our personal injury attorneys know how to pursue the compensation required to restore your quality of life following an injury.
Types Of Toxic Substance Exposure
A toxic tort can be filed following injuries involving:
- Oil spills
- Use of cancer-causing herbicides or chemicals
- Radiation from a nuclear power plant
- Exposure to asbestos
- Contamination of water runoff from a manufacturing plant
- Silicone leaks within the body due to defective implant products
Many times, accidents involving a toxic substance impacts a large number of people, and a class action may be needed to recover damages. Some of the more well-known cases include the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the PG&E water contamination case made famous by Julia Roberts in the film Erin Brockovich. In each of these cases, there were numerous victims. The reality of each of these accidents is that many people suffered serious injuries then, and some are still afflicted today.
It is also possible to suffer property damage due to these accidents. With our firm on your side, you can count on us to pursue compensation for all of your losses resulting from the negligence of another party.
Determining liability in this special kind of personal injury case can be very difficult without an intimate knowledge of the law. Chemicals are not necessarily specific to one party, so there can be very little identifying information leading to the culprit. The key is to pinpoint the source of the substance and link that source to the damage. A victim will also need reliable medical records and testimony tying the injury or other losses to the source. We do this by performing a thorough investigation, conducting interviews, and bringing in scientific experts when needed. Randy Akin and Greg Burton have more than 35 years’ combined experience. They offer a free consultation, and if they take your case, you pay nothing unless and until they can collect the compensation you need and deserve.
For help with a toxic tort case, contact us online, or call us at (903) 297-8929 today to book your free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys know how to pursue the compensation required to restore your quality of life following an injury.