Contaminated water poses severe health risks to anyone exposed to its toxic agents. Unfortunately, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) water contamination is all too common in our nation’s water systems.
Did you or someone you love suffer from the adverse health effects caused by dangerous water contamination? Ben Crump Law, PLLC, will help you hold the municipal agency or private business responsible for your water supply accountable for its negligence. Our personal injury lawyers will investigate the potential harm caused by your drinking water. In addition, we’ll build a solid case and file it before the deadline.
How PFOA and PFOS Agents Contaminate Water
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) do not break down easily in the environment. Thus, they are often called forever or everywhere chemicals.
PFAS remains a vital component of firefighting foam and other consumer products. These dangerous chemicals find their way into water supplies via:
- Manufacturing processes
- Waste storage and treatment sites
- Landfills and waste disposal facilities
- Military bases and airports
- Fire training schools
These avenues often result in groundwater and drinking water contamination, which the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) notes as the most frequent cause of exposure to these harmful substances. During our investigation, we’ll establish the source of your exposure and link it to your health condition. Then, we’ll help you hold the entity responsible for supplying you with clean water accountable for its failure to do so.
How Does Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Help You Seek Compensation for Water Contamination
Everyone is entitled to justice and compensation if they sustain an injury because of someone else’s negligence. The Ben Crump Law, PLLC, legal team is passionate about pursuing both for you. So, on your behalf, we will:
- Represent you on a contingency fee basis. You will pay nothing out of your pocket and owe us no legal fees if your case does not result in a monetary award.
- Work hard to negotiate a fair and appropriate financial settlement. However, we will not hesitate to represent you in court if we cannot negotiate reasonable compensation from your water supplier.
- Take on large organizations and powerful defendants. We will not back down from a challenging case or stop fighting for you.
You have rights that our entire team is committed to protecting. Our representation starts with a free case review. Then, we will continue to fight for you through the discovery process, settlement talks, and a possible trial. Our goal is to ensure you get the best possible outcome for you and your family.
Rely on Our Client-Focused Team for Your PFOA or PFOS Contamination Case
You can attempt to pursue compensation alone. However, you might find it beneficial to entrust your case to our legal team. We stop at nothing to build a compelling case for you and hold the at-fault agency to account. Thus, we conduct tests, consult experts, and collect records and data that support your right to recover compensation.
In addition, we’ll help you choose whether to file an individual personal injury or class action water contamination lawsuit. Our team members will explain the merits of each and help you make a well-informed decision.
The Best Time to Seek Legal Guidance
Your personal injury lawsuit is subject to a filing deadline called the statute of limitations, which determines how much time you have to file your lawsuit. Thus, the sooner you involve our law firm in your case, the better.
In addition to compliance with the statute of limitations, getting our team involved sooner rather than later can also ensure we have time to:
- Conduct a thorough investigation before critical evidence disappears
- Perform tests or review studies
- Consult subject matter experts
The filing deadline can change based on several factors, so the best way to ensure compliance is to let our experienced team handle your case.
Our Legal Team Will Define the Standard of Liability
We’ll start our pursuit of compensation by identifying the agency responsible for your water supply. Our investigation will establish its negligence and its impact on your family. We will show that:
- The agency had a responsibility to provide you with water that was clean and safe for consumption
- It breached its duty of care by improperly or inadequately sanitizing your water supply
- The water you or your family consumed caused you to develop a harmful medical condition
- Your damaged health resulted in immediate and long-term financial consequences
Our water contamination lawyer will help you fight back after dangerous exposure to PFOA and PFOS leads you to suffer economic and emotional losses.
Compensation We Fight to Recover for Water Contamination Victims
Exposure to contaminated water can lead to many health conditions. So, when we take on your case, we compile your medical records to substantiate the associated bills and expenses you incurred due to your diagnosis. Then, we aim to ensure the agency covers these costs throughout your recovery.
We’ll also request compensation for the following:
- Past, current, and future lost income
- Persistent physical pain and suffering
- Ongoing mental and emotional anguish
Do not risk undervaluing your case or receiving a smaller financial award than you deserve. Our team will include every valid recoverable damage in your compensation request.
Wrongful Death Actions Based on Water Contamination
If water contamination resulted in the loss of a family member, we could also help your family recover a financial award for wrongful death. Wrongful death compensation can include funeral and burial costs and other emotional damages.
Contact Our Legal Team Now About Your PFOA or PFOS Water Contamination Case
Exposure to water contaminated with PFOA and PFOS can cause catastrophic damage to your health. If you or someone you love suffered a medical setback or received a cancer diagnosis following exposure, you could hold your municipality accountable. Our law firm fights for monetary compensation for victims of water contamination.
Contact our client-focused team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today to schedule a free consultation.