Environmental Pollutants - Chemical Spills
A chemical spill attorney is tasked with fighting major corporations who feel they are above the law. Industrial by-products are strictly regulated and must be disposed of or destroyed through sometimes complex and expensive methods. Unfortunately, some companies believe it is more profitable and easier to dispose of hazardous materials without regard for human health and life. A chemical spill is one form of reckless, dangerous disposal.
In addition to intentional chemical spills, accidental spills occur as the result of carelessness or negligence. Massive oil spills, such as the Exxon-Valdez oil spill disaster of 1989, have devastated ecosystems and negatively affected human health. Whether an intentional or accidental spill occurs, a chemical spill attorney is tasked with representing those injured or killed as a result.
Chemical spills usually result from any of the following negligent or unsafe practices:
- Storage tank ruptures
- Negligent chemical storage
- Improper handling of chemicals
- Failure to dispose of chemicals quickly
- Noncompliance with OSHA regulations
- Improper containers for chemical disposal
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, illness or death, as the result of environmental pollution, such a chemical spill, and you believe the exposure was someone else's fault, call VanDerGinst Law at 1-866-843-7367 or click here for a FREE online case evaluation. The initial consultation is free of charge. If we agree to handle your chemical spill case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if, and when, there is a money recovery for you. In many cases a chemical spill lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.