When chemicals, gasoline, road salts, oil, and other man-made products seep into groundwater, it can become contaminated and hazardous to humans. Contaminated groundwater can prompt severe illnesses to humans, plants, and animals. Humans who suffer from groundwater contamination may experience a variety of symptoms including nose and eye irritation, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, cramps, liver and kidney damage, certain types of cancer, circulatory issues, anemia, and other serious diseases.
Unfortunately, the symptoms of the illnesses correlated with contaminated groundwater do not typically surface until the illness has progressed. In addition, many people mistake the symptoms of groundwater contamination with those of food poisoning. If you believe that you are suffering from the symptoms of groundwater contamination should seek medical attention immediately.
If you or a loved one has suffered from groundwater contamination because of the negligence of a property owner or corporation, you may be entitled to compensation. Property owners or corporations who participate in activities that may be harmful to sources of groundwater and fail to comply with federal laws deserve to be held liable for their actions in groundwater contamination lawsuits. These property owners and corporations should compensate individuals for the damages and losses they may have faced because of using their water.
A personal injury law firm may be able to help you obtain a recovery for your groundwater contamination injuries to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional pain and suffering. He or she will thoroughly investigate the details of your situation and use his or her knowledge on groundwater contamination laws in Alabama to build a strong case.
Belt, Bruner & Barnett has years of experience successfully representing victims in groundwater contamination lawsuits. A Birmingham injury lawyer will work with scientific professionals to determine the extent of the contamination to support your effort with scientific facts.
For more information on how our class action lawyers at Belt, Bruner & Barnett can help or to schedule a free consultation, call us at (205) 933-1500. Since Belt, Bruner & Barnett operates on a contingency fee basis, you won’t owe us a dime unless we help you recover a fair settlement. Let our 60 years of combined legal experience go to work for you.