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What Legal Damages Can Be Sought in Toxic Mold Cases?

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on July 25, 2016

A gavelThe lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau fight for the people Daytona Beach. We work tirelessly on the behalf of injury victims and their loved ones, because we believe that the people need a voice.

Lawsuits over toxic mold exposure can be quite complicated, especially given the property injury laws involved. We'd like to consider the dangers of toxic mold and then look at common damages sought in these cases.

The Dangers of Toxic Mold

Toxic mold can be quite dangerous to the health and wellness of adults and children. This type of old can be found in different kinds of places, from houses and apartment buildings to workplaces and business establishments of all kinds. Exposure to toxic mold, in some cases even short-term exposure, can result in serious respiratory health issues that impact general wellness.

This toxic mold is caused by moisture, sometimes causes by serious issues with cleanliness and structural flaws. Holding property owners accountable is necessary to have these problems addressed and to hold negligent property owners accountable.

What Are Legal Damages?

Legal damages are sought in order to obtain payment from a negligent party to cover material losses and to punish the negligent party for their actions/inaction.

There are two kinds of legal damages:

  • Compensatory Damages – Compensatory damages refer to legal damages that are used to cover actual material losses, such as medical bills, damaged products, and so forth.

  • Punitive Damages – Punitive damages are sought in order to punish negligent parties for their actions and to prevent similar actions from happening in the future.

It's not uncommon for compensatory and punitive damages to be sought in toxic mold cases.

Damages for Medical Expenses

One of the most common damages sought in toxic mold cases involves covering medical bills. Medical testing and medical care for toxic mold issues can be quite expensive. It's important to have these matters covered by the negligent party responsible for your mold exposure rather than having to shoulder these burdens on your own. It's especially important if you have children affected by toxic mold exposure.

Damages for Clean Up and Structural Fixes

In addition to medical expenses, your may be able to seek damages for clean-up and repairs if you are the owner of the space. The cost of clean-up, especially when it comes to clearing ventilation systems and preventing further issues with toxic mold, can be quite high. Again, better that the negligent party be held accountable than having to cover these costs on your own.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

Premises liability lawsuits and toxic mold cases can be quite complicated. It takes lots of expertise and understanding to address these kinds of cases, which is what our legal team can provide. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure you receive just compensation in these cases.

Contact the Lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau

For more information about your legal options in toxic mold cases, it's important that you contact our team of personal injury lawyers today. The lawyers of Chanfrau & Chanfrau are here to help you in your time of legal need.

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