Toxic mold can significantly impact a family’s health and well-being. If you or a loved one has suffered from toxic mold because of negligence on the part of another party, the legal team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau can help you file a toxic mold lawsuit. Our attorneys in Daytona, FL, will work to hold the appropriate parties responsible and help to secure the compensation you deserve. Contact our practice to schedule a consultation.
The Causes of Toxic Mold
Florida residences and businesses are particularly susceptible to developing toxic mold problems due to the high level of humidity in the region. Additionally, mold growth can also be caused by leaking pipes, previous flooding, or a leaking roof. Mold often grows unnoticed inside walls and under floors, and if left unchecked and untreated, it can become a significant health hazard. In severe cases, mold toxins can cause illness and even death.
Because of the danger that toxic mold poses, homes should be constructed to withstand and resist the development of mold. Whenever possible, materials that are non-porous should be used during construction, and all plumbing should be up-to-date and functioning properly. Furthermore, roofs and walls should be water resistant to help prevent molding. If mold is present in your home, you should take immediate action to have it removed. Toxic mold can greatly affect the respiratory system, and it is particularly dangerous to small children.
Establishing Liability and Filing a Claim
If you or your family has suffered property damage or health complications because of toxic mold, we can help you file a toxic mold lawsuit. In such cases, recovering compensation will require proof that another party's negligence resulted in the development of the mold. Typically, premises liability cases involving toxic mold include claims against:
Contractors and Developers
Contractors and developers are required to ensure that their projects are up to code and free of mold. If a contractor or developer takes shortcuts, fails to install or build something to code, or is negligent in some other manner, we can hold them responsible when these shortcomings result in toxic mold development.
Suppliers and Manufacturers
Designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of building materials must ensure that those materials are safe for use. If it can be shown that a material was defective in some way, and this led to the development of mold, a product liability claim can be brought against them.
Structures in Florida must be designed with mold resistance in mind. Since humidity in Florida is relatively high, the risk of mold development is significant. If the design of a structure played a role in the development of mold, we can hold the architect liable.
If we believe that mold buildup in your home is the result of another party's negligence, we will work diligently to establish that these parties caused or contributed to the problem. Victims of toxic mold may be eligible for financial compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Property repairs
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The legal team at Chanfrau & Chanfrau are committed to victims' rights, and believe strongly that they should receive just and fair compensation for their financial hardship, pain, and suffering. To learn more about filing a toxic mold lawsuit, contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau today.