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What are Toxic Torts?

Toxic chemicals can have tragic effects on people’s lives, whether through one-time accidents or long-term exposure to low levels of dangerous substances. If people are exposed to toxins through the negligent actions of another party, they can sometimes win compensation for their medical bills, the loss of loved ones, or other painful losses. The illegal action of exposing unsuspecting people to toxins is known as a toxic tort.

If your life has been impacted by a negligent organization or individual, you may have grounds for civil litigation. Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Don Guthrie can help you construct a solid case and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. To learn more, call our offices at 904-296-1088.

Grounds for a Toxic Tort Claim

Toxic tort claims are generally filed against corporations that have harmed their communities by failing to take proper safety precautions. Examples of actions that can be grounds for such claims include:

  • Improperly disposing of chemicals or other dangerous waste
  • Releasing excess pollution into the community’s air or water
  • Failure to provide safety equipment and training to employees who handle toxins at work
  • Failure to take steps that could have prevented a major industrial accident

Many of the claims filed against negligent corporations are mass tort claims, meaning they are filed jointly by large groups of people. This is because corporate negligence can harm entire communities of people at once. The potential effects of this negligence can include birth defects, cancer, fertility problems, respiratory diseases, and more.

Contact a Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a member of your family has been harmed by a negligent business, our experienced Jacksonville personal injury attorneys are ready to help. Contact the law offices of Don Guthrie today at 904-296-1088.

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