Groundwater and Soil Contamination
Aggressive Legal Help for Victims of Contamination
For those who have been involved in groundwater contamination situations, hope can be found by contacting one of our loyal and hard-hitting attorneys from Miller Stern Lawyers. Our founding attorney is part of the American Bar Association and is a member of the Maryland Association for Justice. With strength and perseverance, we can help you through your case.
Handling a groundwater contamination issue is not a situation that you regularly must concern yourself with, but it is, however, a very serious concern that must be handled by a legal expert. Our firm wants to take action to help you through this situation by educating you about the dangers you’ve been exposed to and about all legal recourse options available to you. We can help you become knowledgeable about the following aspects of groundwater contamination cases:
BTEX is an abbreviation for four compounds that are found in petroleum products. A person can become exposed to BTEX through inhalation, ingestion, or through skin absorption, particularly from being exposed to contaminated water.
There are many state and federal laws that are set in place to regulate the potential dangers we can have on nature. These laws are also set in place to protect people from harmful substances and contamination.
Gas leaks and spills can be very dangerous and cause fatalities. Gas leaks or spills can arise from broken natural gas pipelines that flows into businesses and residential homes. Gas leaks can contaminate the water supplies and emit toxic fumes into buildings, thereby leading to a host of symptoms, some of which can lead to death.
Hydrocarbons are organic compounds made up of carbon and hydrogen; they are components of petroleum and natural gas, and they also happen to be very toxic. Certain workers who come into contact with hydrocarbons can experience health problems as well as normal people who are exposed through contaminated sources of water.
A toxic tort involves clients who are impacted in a negative manner by dangerous substances. Some of these cases involve asbestos, lead poisoning, consumer product failure, and ingesting specific harmful molds.
MTBE is a gasoline additive that is used to raise the octane level. It is highly dangerous because of its history of poisoning groundwater. It easily spreads underground and is therefore highly restricted.
While oil leaks and spills often occur out at sea, they can occur on dry land as well. Oil spills can have disastrous effects for they can injury or kill oil workers and residents, and they can destroy the environment, thereby costing billions in economic losses.
Billions of pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the environment each year. This damage is performed by industries and affects our air, land, and water. They can cause severe illnesses, birth defects, poisoning, and even death.
Toxic exposure occurs when humans come into contact with harmful substances. Manufacturers use many harmful chemicals that can prove dangerous to their employees. If employers are aware of the danger and still do nothing to protect their workers, they are liable for any harm done.
There are many detrimental side effects that can cause severe problems to the infected individual’s future. Learn more about the possible side effects that contamination could have on your life.
There are different steps to take to get the compensation and care that you need after you have been harmed by groundwater contamination. If you are a victim, a lawyer can help you navigate the steps to take action.
Understanding Groundwater Contamination
At Miller Stern Lawyers, we are prepared to take on your case. We have substantial combined experience that can be put to use to help you solve your case. It is important to get legal assistance as soon as possible, so call today!
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