Overlapping federal, state, and local laws and regulations intend to protect the air, soil, and water of the environment, as well as the health of people and their property from environmental hazards. While various agencies enforce these laws, these bureaucras rarely obtain proper compensation for injured individuals. When contamination occurs, the ersons affected must usually partner with an environmentl lawyer to obtain money for their injuries – including loss of loved ones, medical bills, lost wages, or property damage.
The quality of the air we breathe directly impacts our health. When pollutants enter our air supply through the negligible actions of manufacturers and corporations, innocent bystanders suffer the consequences. Air pollution from plant emissions is particularly dangerous, as even a few microscopic particles are usually enough to cause permanenet respiratory problems.
Pesticides are applied in vast quantities across U.S. farmlands (about 300 million pounds a year.) If they are incorrectly applied, stored, or disosed of, the may harm the environment and pose serious health problems to those who come in contact with it. Pesticides can also contribute to air pollution and water contamination, causing serious property damage.
Improper handling, storage, and disposal of toxic waste can lead to significant property and health damages, affecting especially propert owners, community residents, and business owners.
Toxic oil spills endager marine wildlife and the environment, as well as any people living or working in the area where the spill occured, who are at risk of various health conditions, including skin cancer and respiratory distress. Furthermore, oil spills can cause damage to vital industries, such as fishing and tourism.
The offices of JFW provides legal advice and representation for individuals suffering from violations of environmental law in the United States and Mexico. Contact our offices to arrange a free consultation with an experienced environmental lawyer today.
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