Environmental/Toxic Exposure

It is an unfortunate fact that companies and industries often pollute the environment. The means by which they pollute varies with each situation, and it can take the form of unintentional leaking of contaminants, intentional "midnight dumping," or departing a contaminated facility without taking proper steps to remove and/or prevent the migration of contamination at the site. The types of contamination are limitless, often vary based upon geographical location, and may include refinery sites, leaking underground storage tank ("LUST") sites, wastes related to the defense industry, including radioactive waste from laboratories, nuclear testing, chemical and biological agent development, testing and storage, hydrocarbon contamination from oil drilling and production, sites contaminated by coal bed methane drilling and production, hydraulic fracturing "fracking" fluids, coal ash waste, or abandoned mine waste of nearly every type (asbestos mines, hard rock mines, precious metal mines, radioactive ore mines). The results can be catastrophic. Property owners may suffer from permanent and total loss of property value. In addition, exposure (both short-term and/or prolonged) to such noxious substances can cause serious health problems and even death.

Over the years, federal and state governmental entities have enacted numerous regulations and laws directed at pollution and toxic contamination. Unfortunately, many of these governmental entities simply do not have the budget or the resources to enforce such regulations and laws. To make matters worse, some corporate entities ignore these regulations and laws and illegally release toxic chemicals and other pollutants into our environment or avoid meaningful remediation efforts for decades by delaying the administrative process.

Our civil justice system provides remedies for corporate irresponsibility involving pollution and toxic contamination so as to allow the recovery of damages resulting from such pollution and toxic contamination, including loss in property values and forced remediation of the pollutants. Depending on the situation, environmental and toxic contamination cases may be prosecuted in the context of a class action, or possibly individual personal injury actions. Edgar Law Firm has the experience and ability to successfully prosecute such actions. Indeed, Edgar Law Firm and its attorneys have recovered millions for injured parties as a result of toxic contamination. Moreover, we have forced these condescending corporations to clean up their mess in the most efficient methods available. In each such case, Edgar Law Firm assembles and works with a team of highly-credentialed experts to assess and evaluate not only the extent and contents of the contamination, but also the best means by which to remove the contamination. In the event of personal injury arising from toxic contamination, we work closely with a team of physicians, toxicologists, and other professionals in determining exposure pathways and causation. In addition, our team of experts provides a detailed assessment of the damages suffered in such a situation. Such valuable information is then utilized in moving your case to trial in the most expedient manner possible, thereby maximizing any potential recovery.