Chemicals in your water supply can pose a substantial risk to your health or the health of your loved ones. If perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) water poisoning in Yaphank, NY, put your health and safety at risk, our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, can help you pursue compensation.
While you focus on restoring your health or helping a loved one recover, we will build a compelling case on your behalf. We will determine the liable municipality, identify its negligence, and assess your recoverable financial award. You are not alone in your fight for fairness and justice. We start by reviewing your case at no cost or obligation to you. Then, we’ll explain your legal options.
PFOA Contaminants in Yaphank, NY’s Water Supply
No one expects their water to damage their health. Unsafe water can cause severe health risks. Unfortunately, CBS News reported how a Superfund site in Yaphank, NY, contaminated the well water with two dangerous chemicals that can cause several health conditions.
Our personal injury lawyers understand the intricacies of toxic chemical claims and how to build effective cases. Therefore, our team will document the contaminants in your water supply. In addition, we will connect these known contaminants and your adverse health.
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Can Help You Seek Compensation
You can hold your municipality accountable when their negligence left you and your family exposed to dangerous toxins in the water you use daily. We are passionate about holding the at-fault party responsible for their negligence.
When we represent you, we will:
- Investigate your case
- Obtain medical records
- Consult relevant experts
- Assess your financial damages
- Explain and protect your rights
- Identify the municipality’s responsibility
Leave the details and complexities of your case to our team so you can focus on your recovery or helping a loved one recover.
You Have Two Legal Options for PFOA Water Poisoning Damages in Yaphank
You can pursue compensation for your damaged health or the death of a loved one via a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, will help you build a solid case for compensation and document your financial losses.
For example, you could start a class action lawsuit or join an existing one. Our legal team will explain the benefits of joining other injured parties pursuing the same defendant. In addition, we will help you make a well-informed decision and choose the best option for you.
Start Pursuing Compensation Right Away
Your potential lawsuit in Yaphank is subject to New York’s statute of limitations. It generally gives you three years to file your personal injury lawsuit, per CPLR 214(5). However, if a loved one succumbed to water poisoning, your case is governed by EPTL 5-4.1, which establishes a two-year deadline to file a lawsuit.
The applicable statute of limitations is general but still mandatory. That can make compliance challenging. However, you can rest assured that we will apply the correct filing deadline to your case.
Defining and Assigning Financial Liability for PFOA Water Contamination
Water contamination can have various causes, exposing you to toxic chemicals in different ways. On your own, it can be difficult to understand who to pursue for compensation and where to turn for help.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we collect evidence and consult subject matter experts to establish the negligence that leads to compensation. Our investigation into PFOA water poisoning will show these elements apply to the Yaphank, NY, municipal government:
- Duty of care: The municipality had to provide you with safe water.
- Breach of duty: The municipality did not adequately monitor the well water’s toxicity, nor did it properly filter, clean, or distill your water.
- Causation: PFOA in your water supply caused your current medical issues.
- Damages: Your adverse health has ongoing financial consequences.
We will stop at nothing to gather and organize the evidence that bolsters and supports your case for damages that compensate you for the economic and emotional harm inflicted upon you and your family. That evidence will include medical records, water evaluation tests, proof of income, and expert testimony.
Financial Compensation Our Law Firm Helps You Recover
Exposure to PFOA water poisoning can wreak havoc on your health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), even a minuscule amount of PFOA can have negative health consequences. If PFOA exposure compromised your health, our legal team would help you obtain the following damages:
- Current and future medical bills
- Current and future income loss
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Ongoing pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional trauma
- Wrongful death compensation
Our case assessment team will carefully detail your monetary expenses and losses on your behalf. Then, we’ll work hard to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your case, allowing you to start putting your life back on track.
No Fees Unless We Recover Compensation for You
You do not have to pursue compensation without legal guidance and support. Instead, our law firm will represent you on a contingency fee basis. This fee structure allows you to immediately get help with your case because it requires no out-of-pocket costs. It also means you will pay no upfront fee.
Instead, we accept a percentage of your financial award. However, you will not owe us any fees if you do not receive a settlement or jury verdict.
Get a Free Consultation About Your PFOA Water Contamination Case Today
No Yaphank, NY, resident or property owner should suffer injuries or feel afraid of the safety of their water supply. If your health deteriorated because of PFOA water poisoning, Ben Crump Law, PLLC, could help. In addition, we’ll advocate for families who lost a loved one due to contaminated water.
Contact one of our case review team members today at no cost or obligation to you and learn more about your compensation options.