North Carolina Toxic Tort Lawyers
Exposure to dangerous substances, such as chemicals, pesticides, and drugs, can cause harm and physical injury that warrants a legal claim referred to as a toxic tort. Toxic tort causes are extremely complex and present significant challenges in proving causation and liability and obtaining evidence. That is why it is crucial to obtain highly experiencedlitigation lawyers comfortable managing such complexities. At The Van Winkle Law Firm, our toxic tort attorneys have decades of experience and offer the diligence and determination necessary. For more information on the specifics of your toxic tort claim, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
Common Toxic Tort Claims
To have a successful toxic tort claim, the case must prove the substance was toxic, the plaintiff was exposed to the substance, and the substance caused harm. In some cases, the substance is considered to be safe and later determined toxic, such as asbestos. Otherwise, most cases are accidental exposure, such as chemical leaks into groundwater. Regardless, the one who caused the exposure can be held liable for the damages caused. In many cases, toxic tort cases are case action suits with many plaintiffs. The most common causes of toxic exposure that lead to toxic tort cases are as follows.
- Occupational exposure occurs when a person is exposed to toxins at work, and the employer is liable.
- Pharmaceutical drugs can cause undisclosed negative side effects.
- Home exposure refers to toxins such as toxic mold, lead, or asbestos.
- Consumer product exposure results from products such as pesticides and household chemicals that cause physical harm.
How Our Litigation Attorneys Can Help
The Van Winkle Law Firm has handled every type of environmental and toxic torts, including asbestos, mold, Chinese drywall, benzene, MTBE, and lead. Whether working on individual cases, class action lawsuits, or regulatory litigation, our representation of long-standing clients throughout the United States covers more than 5,000 cases valued at more than $1 billion. Our representation includes product manufacturers, premises owners, and contractors. Our North Carolina litigation attorneys regularly represent these clients in these matters pending in both State and Federal courts. Contact us today for more information regarding your potential toxic tort cause, and schedule a consultation today.