Thousands of people every year become ill and some even die due to problems in the environment. Pesticides sprayed on crops find their way into the air and cause breathing problems. They get on people’s skin and cause rashes or other illnesses due to ingesting them along with food. Sometimes, the harmful effects of the pesticides are immediate. Other times, it takes years for the injury to reveal itself.
Gas, oil and other chemicals spill into the water and soil and contaminate crops. Mold accumulates in the walls of homes or public buildings and cause illnesses. Old insulation with asbestos rots and results in damaging cancer causing chemicals to seep into the air.
Toxic air is found both inside buildings and in the outdoors. It can be in your own home or yard or in a commercial building or the general air you breathe. Air contamination can occur suddenly, for example, when a truck carrying toxic chemicals crashes. It can seep into the air over a period of time when something like an underground gasoline storage tank slowly seeps into the ground and water over a long period of time.
There are state and federal regulations that businesses and private citizens must follow. If they do not follow them, and people are injured as a result, litigation can ensue. Environmental law is complex and it can get confusing. If you feel your health has been compromised due to avoidable toxins in the environment, you need to consult a Northern California environmental law attorney.
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Attorney Bradford Weston, founder of the Weston Law Group, has more than 20 years of experience as a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. He has compassion and works only for resolutions that are in the best interest of those he represents.
In environmental law cases, it is not always clear whether the action should be filed in state of federal court. This is not a problem for Attorney Weston who is admitted to practice in all the state courts in California and all four federal district courts. He is also admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Weston will work closely with you to determine the best plan of action. If negotiating for a settlement is in your best interest, he is an experienced negotiator and will work to see that you receive all the compensation to which you are legally entitled. If taking your case to trial is a better option, he is an experienced trial attorney whose litigation skills shine in the courtroom.