DGL Attorneys At Law Toxic Torts

Atlanta Toxic Tort Attorneys

Seeking Justice for the Wrongfully Injured in GA

If you or a loved one was harmed by pollution, harmful chemicals, or other form of toxic exposure, seeking legal counsel is critical to obtaining justice and compensation for wrongful injuries. Our firm understands the immense physical, financial, and emotional burdens that come with toxic tort injuries, which is why our toxic tort lawyers are dedicated to safeguarding your rights with aggressive, personalized representation in Atlanta. 

At DGL Attorneys At Law, our hardworking legal team is committed to holding companies, businesses, and other powerful entities responsible for endangering others' lives and well-being by mishandling the transportation, labeling, disposal, or storage of harmful substances. Our attorneys are well-versed in state and federal regulations to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. 

If you were harmed by toxic chemicals or exposure in the Metro Atlanta Area, contact us online to discuss your case with top-rated litigators. 

What Is a Toxic Tort Lawsuit?

A toxic tort lawsuit arises due to exposure to harmful substances that result in injury, illness, or property damage. These lawsuits fall under the umbrella of personal injury law and typically stem from the negligent release, disposal, or handling of toxic chemicals or materials. 

To successfully recover damages in a toxic tort case, you must establish that 1.) the substance was dangerous, 2.) you were exposed to the harmful substance, and 3.) you suffered harm as a result of the toxic exposure. 

Common Types of Toxic Tort Claims

Toxic tort lawsuits can arise from a variety of situations. 

Common examples of toxic tort claims include: 

  • Asbestos exposure leading to mesothelioma
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals in the workplace
  • Groundwater contamination due to industrial pollution
  • Health issues arising from exposure to mold or lead-based paint
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Who Can File a Toxic Tort Claim?

Individuals who suffer harm due to toxic exposure to hazardous substances may be eligible to recover compensation by filing a toxic tort claim. This not only applies to those who were directly exposed, but extends to individuals who suffer secondary exposure, such as family members or bystanders. 

Recoverable Damages in a Toxic Tort Lawsuit

Toxic tort claims are filed to seek compensation for damages resulting from exposure to harmful substances. 

These may include: 

  • Economic damages for financial losses, such as medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and property damage. 
  • Non-economic damages for non-financial losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disability or disfigurement, and loss of consortium. 

In certain cases, Georgia courts may also award punitive damages to punish the responsible party for their actions and deter similar behavior in the future.

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Proving Negligence in a Toxic Tort Case

In a toxic tort lawsuit, proving liability and securing compensation can be challenging. These cases often involve multiple parties and complex scientific and medical evidence. Without experienced legal representation, victims may be unable to recover damages for their injuries, making it crucial to partner with a qualified attorney who can guide you through the legal process. 

Fortunately, our lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the legal nuances involved in toxic tort cases. Because the plaintiff bears the burden of proof in toxic tort lawsuits, securing skilled representation is critical to establishing liability and recovering damages in your case. 

We can help you prove negligence by establishing these crucial elements: 

  • Duty of care: Plaintiffs must establish that the defendant owed them a duty of care to prevent harm caused by the toxic substance. This duty may arise from statutory regulations, industry standards, or common law principles.
  • Breach of duty: Plaintiffs must demonstrate that the defendant breached the duty of care by failing to act reasonably or by engaging in negligent conduct that led to exposure to toxic substances.
  • Causation: Plaintiffs must establish causation between the defendant's actions or inaction and the harm suffered by demonstrating that the toxic exposure directly caused their injuries or damages.
  • Damages: Plaintiffs must provide evidence of specific damages they suffered as a result of the toxic exposure. Evidence may include medical records, expert testimony, financial losses, and other relevant documentation.

Since 2013, our firm has built a vast network of professional resources to help our clients pursue justice after injuries due to chemicals, pollution, or toxic exposure, alleviating stress during the recovery period. From asbestos exposure to improperly labeled pesticides, you can trust us to protect your rights while guiding your legal steps with wisdom and clarity.

What Is Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Toxic Tort Claims? 

In Georgia, injured parties have two years from the date of injury to file a toxic tort lawsuit. However, this timeframe can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Consulting with an experienced toxic tort attorney is essential to file your claim within the necessary timeline. 

If you’re filing a toxic tort claim, time is of the essence. At DGL Attorneys At Law, our skilled advocates can help you navigate the legal intricacies of your case, gather evidence, and submit all required forms within the statute of limitations to help you recover damages for hospital bills, current and future treatment costs, mental health counseling, and other losses you unjustly suffered. 

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Put 70+ Years of Combined Experience on Your Side

Our personal injury lawyers have over a decade of experience providing experienced advocacy to the wrongfully injured throughout the Metro Atlanta Area. As seasoned litigators, we never shy away from a trial, making us well-equipped to negotiate effectively with insurers and fight for fair compensation on your behalf. With a proven track record of results and thousands of Georgians served, our firm can aggressively protect your rights while representing your best interests in and out of the courtroom, empowering you to focus on your recovery during this difficult time. 

Our firm has recovered millions for injured clients in Atlanta and beyond. Call (770) 404-8239 to schedule a free consultation

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