Oakland Toxic Tort Lawyers
Injury Causing Toxins
Our modern society has a much greater sense of responsibility for the cleanliness of our environment. Our legislation does a lot to protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we cultivate. With all the focus paid these days to environmental consciousness, it is a sad reality that many people still suffer serious personal injuries and property damage as a result of toxic irresponsibility caused by either recent disregard for contemporary policies or mistakes made before some of our more recent green-friendly legislation.
The Oakland toxic tort attorneys at the law firm of Bowles & Verna LLP have experience obtaining compensation for injuries caused by irresponsible dispensation of toxic chemicals into the environment. While our home office is in California, we represent individual clients, homeowners' associations and other business entities in toxic tort claims throughout the United States and the world.
How We Get Involved
Serious toxic torts are more uncommon compared to other personal injury claims like auto accidents and even airline accidents. Most toxic torts come from some kind of discovery made by a local government agency of hazardous waste deposits in common areas, and its impact on the health and welfare of the community. Another possibility is that a group of people in a certain geographic area find that they are all suffering from similar unusual symptoms or damages to their properties.
Complications of Toxic Tort Cases
Toxic tort cases are also more complicated than other personal injury cases because of issues like:
- Liability: Because chemicals do not carry fingerprints or other identifying information, it is sometimes difficult to discover definitively the source from which the toxins were dispensed into the environment.
- Causation: Even if we can find the source of the toxins, it can be quite challenging to establish for the court that this chemical was the direct cause of certain injuries, because most injuries of this kind could have multiple contributing causes.
- Damages: Toxic torts often involve property that is partially damaged and injuries that are difficult to diagnose. It is difficult to determine accurately the extent and costs associated with toxic tort damages.
We have more than 25 years of legal experience, including successful toxic tort cases. We have the experience and skill to navigate these complicated issues and get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact an Oakland Chemical Exposure Lawyer | Free Consultations
Either call (925) 935-3300 or send an e-mail to Bowles & Verna LLP to schedule your free initial consultation.
“With 24 lawyers and a total of 50 employees on our team, we have the resources to do battle with major insurance companies and corporate defendants.” Attorney Michael Verna