There are many different types of personal injury cases that cover a wide range of accidents and injuries when it comes to seeking monetary damages for a plaintiff, but one very specific type of personal injury lawsuit is environmental and toxic tort litigation. In these cases, a plaintiff has claimed harm that was a direct result of substance or chemical exposure. The laws surrounding these cases vary by state, but generally speaking, there are three main components that must be proven in a toxic tort case: The plaintiff must have been exposed to the substance or the chemical in question, it must have been harmful, and it must have caused injury. Consumers may be exposed to harmful chemicals or products through their home or by using everyday consumer products. Others may have been exposed to dangerous chemicals, substances, or materials while on the job.
Toxic tort and environmental litigation cases can rise from exposure to a variety of harmful chemicals and materials, including, but not limited to:
- Asbestos, which according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, was exposed to 27 million workers between the years 1940 and 1979
- Lead paint
- Mold, and black mold in particular
- Pesticides and herbicides
- Carbon monoxide
- Noxious gases
- Toxic landfill waste
- Chemicals from pharmaceutical drugs
- Benzene Exposure
Toxic tort litigation cases can be complex and each case is unique. Depending on the toxin in question and specific details surrounding your case, it can be a time-consuming process overall. While this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have confidence in your attorney to get you the settlement you deserve, it may feel like it takes a long time to finally receive the monetary settlement from your case. If you have bills and other expenses piling up as a direct result of your toxic tort injury, you may be counting on that money and wondering when you’ll receive it. When the wait is simply too long, USClaims can help.
At USClaims, we offer pre-settlement funding, if a case is qualified for pre-settlement funding then we would purchase a portion of the proceeds of the anticipated court judgment or settlement for some cash now. USClaims only gets paid if a case is won or has reached a settlement! Apply now or call us today at 1-877-USCLAIMS to learn more.