Toxic Mold Injury
Toxic mold personal injury cases are relatively new in the legal world, but more of these claims are being made each year. Mold is found just about everywhere, including in our homes and work environment. There are many different types of mold. However, only a few types of mold have been clinically proven to cause respiratory illnesses and other such problems. Currently there are few government standards governing toxic mold in buildings.
If you believe that you or someone you know has been injured due to toxic mold, you may be entitled to compensation. The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm can help protect your legal rights and ensure your obtain the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered.What Causes Toxic Mold?
Water must be present for mold to form and grow. Most often, a lawsuit for toxic mold involves construction and/or repair to a building that allowed moisture into the building and to stagnate. This could occur due to many design and work flaws. For instance, failing to allow proper drainage in a house basement could lead to water forming, which leads to mold growth. In some cases, the contractor’s failure waterproof pipes can cause a leak ultimately mold as well.
Regardless of what caused mold, if it is toxic and results in the injury to you or a loved one, you should immediately consult with an attorney. At the Nourmand Law Firm, our attorneys have experience in handling such cases. We have the resources to hire the right experts to determine whether you have a valid claim. If so, we will aggressively go after all of the parties who are accountable for your injuries.What Types of Legal Cases Can Be Brought?
Most of the state regulations that apply to these cases pertain to landlords. If your case involves a potentially negligent landlord, your attorney will use one of the applicable statutes to proceed with your case.
However, many toxic mold cases also involve contractors or builders, and those regulations may not normally apply. Your Los Angeles toxic mold attorney may need to craft your case using other legal theories. You may, for example, sue a contractor or builder for toxic mold under a breach of contract, negligence or breach of warranty claim.Steps To Take If you Suspect Dangerous Mold
If you have found mold in any part of your home, you should take the following steps to protect your health and legal rights:
- Contact your landlord
- Contact a reputable mold company to take a sample of the mold to determine what type of mold is present
- Contact an attorney who specifically handles these types of cases
If you suspect mold in your house, you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim to hold the responsible parties accountable for your injuries. The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm has the experience, knowledge and resources to protect your legal rights and help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
To learn more about your rights or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.