Toxic exposure describes a person’s exposure to a harmful chemical or toxin. From the water we drink, to the food we eat, to the products we use every day, we as members of a modern society are exposed to a variety of chemicals every day. Some among us, such as construction workers, union laborers and tradesman are actually required to work with and around harmful chemicals as part of their job. Others, such as consumers, and other innocent bystanders may unknowingly be exposed to hazardous substances simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time. At the Reinartz Law Firm, our New Jersey Toxic Exposure Lawyers help wrongfully injured victims of toxic exposure seek compensation for injuries.
Toxic Exposure Claims in Bergen County
The term “Toxic Tort” describes a claim for compensation for damages caused by wrongful exposure to a toxic substance. These cases can arise from exposure to toxins at home, in the workplace, on vacation, at school or any number of places. When an exposure to a toxic substance is caused by the negligence of another person or entity, and there are resulting injuries, the injured person may seek compensation for a variety of economic and non-economic damages in a toxic tort personal injury lawsuit.
Some examples of injury-causing toxins that have been the subject of litigation are:
- Toxic Mold
- Lead Poisoning/Childhood lead exposure
- Silica dust
- Mercury poisoning
- Dioxin/Agent Orange
- Improper Toxic Waste Disposal
- PCBs (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
- DES (Diethylstilbestrol)
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Many times, toxic exposure injuries are avoidable. For example, in the workplace an employer might fail to utilize proper safety equipment or practices, causing employees to be exposed to harmful chemicals. Similarly, a manufacturer might fail to issue appropriate safety warnings with its product, causing a product user or bystander to be exposed to a harmful substance. When an individual or a company fails to take the steps necessary to safeguard against these avoidable toxic exposures, they may be held accountable for the victim’s losses and suffering.
How The Reinartz Law Firm Can Help
The Reinartz Law Firm handles personal injury cases in Bergen County and throughout the State of New Jersey. We have a track record of achieving excellent results for our clients. We will review the facts of your case, determine the best strategy and can prosecute your claim on an informal basis or in a court of law. Our nationally recognized, award-winning lawyers have earned a reputation as tireless advocates for the wrongfully injured, who are willing to take on insurance companies, big corporations and other adversaries to make sure that justice is served.
If you or a family member has been wrongfully injured as a result of exposure to a toxic substance, contact the Reinartz Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Hackensack, New Jersey Toxic Exposure Lawyers at (201) 289-8614 or contact us online.