Companies and manufacturers have a responsibility to produce safe products that do not harm users or substantially affect the environment. Unfortunately, exposure to toxic chemicals can leave you or a family member with debilitating, lifelong injuries or even lead to an untimely death.
If you or a loved one were injured by a harmful product or polluted area, you may have grounds to participate in a toxic tort. The personal injury attorneys at Bowles & Verna LLP in Walnut Creek, CA, can work with other victims like you to build a strong case against the negligent party.
Do you qualify for a toxic tort?
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 toxic tort attorneys at the law firm of Bowles & Verna LLP in Walnut Creek, CA, 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.
Bowles & Verna LLP
At Bowles & Verna LLP, our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who are focused on getting you every cent possible. Our proven results reflect our track record of success.
We are affiliated with various organizations, including the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and many more. Schedule your free consultation today by requesting an appointment online or calling us at (925) 935-3300.