Environmental Injury Claim in Arizona

July 30, 2018

Environmental Injury Claim in Arizona

As the result of exposure to a substance or other hazard in your environment, you can file a personal injury claim if you suffered an injury. The hazards that can result in personal injury can be found in many locations under this form of civil litigation.

For the civil law, your environment can include your person, your housing situation, your property, your workplace, or the more significant, natural setting. Toxic waste, air pollution, toxic mold, water contamination, lead paint and components parts, and unsafe medications are the most common hazards that result in environmental damage.

These are the most common cases filed under environmental damage personal injury statutes.

For civil litigation, any exposure to a toxin in the environment can be the basis if you suffered ill effects from that exposure. If you suffered injuries as a result of environmental damage, you could file a claim against the party responsible for recovering compensation based on losses in your case.

There is a medic care included and other types of expenses associated with recovering from your injury. If you need assistance with performing everyday activities or any other immediate or long-term care, it can be covered by payments.

Loss of income or reduced income can be an unfortunate possibility in this occasion. It is caused by your inability to work during your illness or recovery period. Some non-financial damages that can be claimed are the loss of life enjoyment, pain and suffering, harder to quantify concepts- they are more difficult to assess, but are no less important  To the quality of life after suffering a personal injury.

These four primary things are a must to prove damages and recover monetary compensation for a personal injury claim:

  • The victim suffered exposure to an environmental hazard
  • The victim was unaware or otherwise unable to avoid the exposure
  • The victim has no part in creating an environmental risk, and played no authoritative role in the ecological damage, and
  • A third party was directly or indirectly responsible for your injury resulting from environmental damage.

Sometimes it can be simple to prove environmental hazard, like when you can show that run-off toxic chemicals contaminate your water from the adjacent agriculture land of some company.

Proving exposure and the third party fault for the disclosure can be challenging.

If EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), has established the fault for environmental damage, proving the existence of the hazard may be easy, but you need the evidence of injury during that hazard.

The term is “causation,” and it means proving your injuries were the direct exposure to an environmental hazard, so the third party is responsible for environmental damage, and is liable for your injury.

For the case, you need environmental damage personal injury attorney who can collect Safety reports, medical records, EPA documents, and other forms arguing your case.

If something like this happened to you, call us and get free information about the potential case!

We can help you proceed with your claim, to determine a monetary settlement or take a case to trial.