We all need reliable access to clean water for drinking, bathing, and washing. All too often, that right is violated by lax enforcement of environmental protections or corporations’ eagerness to save funds by disposing of chemicals and other contaminants in unsafe ways.
A water contamination lawsuit lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® can help you fight back against those who have compromised the water you depend on, no matter how big or powerful they may seem. You can learn more during a free consultation today.
How Water Contamination Lawsuits Work
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC®, we help clients figure out the best way of getting financial recovery after an injury and then manage the entire case on their behalf. That means taking on the challenge of:
- Investigating the contamination: What contaminants are involved? When did they enter the water supply? What effect have they had on you? We can look for documentary evidence that tells the true story behind the contamination.
- Identifying liable parties: You may be able to sue a local business, the government agency responsible for overseeing that business, or both.
- Confronting liable parties: Those who pollute the environment usually have the means to fight lawsuits filed against them. We are not afraid to face polluters and demand they pay for damage done to people like you.
- Completing administrative tasks: Demand letters, evidence, and settlement agreements are just some types of paperwork your lawsuit may generate. We can complete and file it in a timely fashion. This means you don’t have to worry about any deadlines, as we will take care of that for you.
- Seeking recovery for you: Our team knows how much you need financial recovery to start putting your life back together. We always fight hard for everything our clients deserve, whether we need to do so at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
When choosing a legal representative, you do not want someone who will do the legal work but go no further. You want a law firm that will be accessible to you throughout the duration of your case. We always make ourselves available by phone, text, and email, and we can even host Facebook live streams to answer additional questions.
Water Contamination Lawsuits and Financial Recovery
To receive financial awards, you must begin your case within two years of when your injury occurred, according to Texas law. You could get that recovery in one of several ways:
- By accepting a settlement offer from the liable party’s insurance company
- By negotiating for a settlement from the liable party’s insurance company
- By taking the liable party to court and trying to persuade a jury to award you financial recovery
Our team can pursue recovery through any of these methods. We would fight for reimbursement for your injuries and losses, such as:
- Pain and suffering, including mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
- Intellectual or physical disabilities
- Severe illnesses, including cancer and birth defects
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income (a temporary inability to earn income)
- Loss of earning capacity (a permanent reduction in the ability to work)
With our guidance, you can be certain that you are asking for every type of recovery appropriate to your case and that you do not neglect to ask for something that will help you.
Water Contamination and Wrongful Death
The illnesses and injuries that contaminated water causes can be very serious, especially for vulnerable populations like children and senior-age adults. For this reason, it is unfortunately not unheard of for water contamination victims to pass away before they get a chance to receive financial recovery.
After losing a loved one, it is perfectly understandable if you want to focus on taking care of your surviving family. At the same time, you do not want to sacrifice much-needed recovery that could help you financially during this difficult time. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® can help you by:
- Communicating with other parties so that you do not have to
- Fighting for an appropriate amount of reimbursement for funeral expenses, loss of financial support, loss of companionship, and other losses
- Giving you the time and space to grieve while we do the work for you
- Finding evidence to connect your loved one’s illness or injury and subsequent death with the water contamination
If you have lost someone close to you, we are sorry for your loss. We would like to help you in any way we can.
Water Contamination Causes
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states, a contaminant is “anything other than water molecules.” In other words, if it is not water (H2O), it is a contaminant. The four main types of contaminants are:
- Chemical: Chemical contaminants have received a lot of publicity in recent years, thanks to the lead in Flint, Michigan’s water supply, and to the many chemicals found in the water at Camp Lejeune bases in North Carolina.
- Physical: This usually refers to the soil. For example, if dirt from eroding lakebeds ends up in the water supply, the dirt becomes a physical contaminant.
- Biological: Living microbes, such as bacteria, can also end up in the water. In the summer, you may see headlines about how local authorities have banned swimming in a particular place due to bacterial contamination.
- Radiological: If you live near a nuclear power plant, radioactive waste could end up in the water supply if the plant fails to dispose of that waste properly.
While not all contaminants are harmful, some can seriously and permanently damage your health, especially if the exposure occurs over an extended time. You have the right to file a lawsuit if you have been impacted by water contamination. A lawyer from D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® can help you get started.
We Are Accepting Water Contamination Lawsuit Cases Now
Since 2002, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® has been dedicated to making Texas a safer place for everyone. If you are considering filing a water contamination lawsuit, we want to be a part of it. For a free case evaluation, call our office today. We are eager to tell you more about what our water contamination lawsuit lawyers can do for you.
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