Toxic Exposure

Toxic Exposure

Accomplished Attorneys in Toxic Exposure Cases

Coming into contact with mold, asbestos, lead paint, or other harmful substances can result in chronic and sometimes terminal injuries and illnesses. Even worse, it can be difficult to determine that a toxic exposure made you sick. Though you may encounter one of these toxic environmental hazards at home, at your place of employment, or in a public place, your symptoms may not manifest until months or even years later.

Those resulting injuries or illnesses can prevent you from living the life you are used to. This leads to frustration, fear and uncertainty about the future. At times, it can feel as though you have more questions than answers. How will I pay my mounting medical bills? How will I support my family while I recover? What about my job? Do I need a lawyer to help me?

At Allen & Allen, we know that your concerns can be overwhelming, but rest assured that throughout your case, our helpful, dedicated team will be with you every step of the way. We’re committed to protecting our clients throughout your recovery and will fight for your fair treatment and compensation.

Know Your Rights

If you or a loved one became ill due to exposure to toxic substances you may have the right to recover monetary damages. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Medical costs
  • Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of economic opportunity
  • Loss of property

Before speaking with any insurance company representatives, you can help to protect yourself by contacting an attorney at Allen & Allen to discuss your situation. If you have a case, our experienced attorneys can help you:

  • Recover damages you are entitled to from the negligent party’s insurance company.
  • Obtain a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation.
  • Collect evidence that may need to be presented to protect your claim to appropriate financial compensation for your injuries.

How Can Allen & Allen Help Me?

While toxic exposure is not uncommon, the ability and experience needed to build a solid case for the injured person is rare. Allen & Allen has a team of attorneys with extensive experience building successful claims for those injured by exposure to mold, asbestos, and other toxic substances.

Your attorney, combined with the assistance of experts including certified industrial hygienists, structural engineers, and medical professionals, can help to strengthen your case by conducting tests and gathering their results and other supporting data to establish the connection between your illness and its cause, determining proof of your exposure, and providing you with the guidance needed to avoid contributory negligence.

How Can I Help My Attorney?

First, remove yourself from the toxic environment as quickly as you can. Reducing your exposure to harmful substances is your top priority. Seek medical care immediately.

Then, contact a qualified professional to take samples of whatever is making you sick. Finding a qualified professional can be difficult, and having a knowledgeable attorney means finding the right professional

Next, be sure to talk to your doctor about every abnormal physical and mental symptom you experience. The doctor’s records of these complaints are essential in documenting the progression of your illness.

Finally, in addition to your doctor’s records of treatment, record your own symptoms daily in an injury journal. This informal system of monitoring your health could help to determine any warning signs of more severe illness or injury that may otherwise go unnoticed.

While there’s seldom a fast resolution in matters of toxic exposure, know that you can present a powerful case with the help of your team at Allen & Allen.

You can discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling us today.

Start Rebuilding Your Life

You don’t have to shoulder the financial burden of an injury or illness that was caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. Let us help you collect the compensation you deserve. At Allen & Allen, our team of experienced lawyers, in-house investigators, and network of experts trained in areas of toxic environmental hazards use their skills to collect evidence and build a solid case on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.

If you or a family member has been injured due to exposure to toxic substances, don’t wait to contact a lawyer. Don’t wait to begin rebuilding your life.

Injury Types

Catastrophic Injuries

Any injury that affects the functioning of the spine, spinal cord, skull, or brain can lead to limited cognitive functioning and mobility. Permanent disabilities as a result of a severe automobile crash can have a major impact on a victim's quality of life and financial means.

Wrongful Death

The death of a family member due to a fatal accident caused by someone else's negligence can be emotionally and financially devastating. While families are left trying to cope with a tragedy, Allen & Allen can help you recover damages through reimbursement or compensation for the dramatic changes that will follow.

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