Toxic exposure can occur from a number of things – chemical poisons, gasses, smoke, pesticides, motor fuels, and more. The chemicals can cause dangerous, potentially life-threatening injuries and side effects. Individuals who are injured by dangerous chemicals can sue the responsible party to recover any damages suffered.
Have you been exposed to toxic chemicals or gasses that caused you to suffer an injury? An experienced Chicago chemical exposure lawyer at TorHoerman Law may be able to help you.
Any person injured by chemical exposure can sue the company or individual responsible. If an individual was killed by the exposure, the family of the victim can recover damages on their behalf.
It is important to note that each case is different and who will be held responsible for your exposure is completely dependent on the circumstances. However, the liable party can be anyone from a single individual to a pesticide company to transporters of toxic materials. After consulting with a lawyer, your legal team will be able to determine who is responsible.
A. In Illinois, the statute of limitations, or time frame you can sue, is two years from the date of exposure. While there are exceptions to the time frame, it a general rule to follow. If you have been exposed to a chemical, it is important to immediately contact a Chicago chemical exposure lawyer.
“a personal injury caused by exposure to a toxic substance, such as asbestos or hazardous waste,” -Legal Information InstituteFurther, any individual who suffers an injury due to unknown exposure to hazardous chemicals or a dangerous substance can file what is referred to as a toxic tort lawsuit. There are a number of different dangerous substances, ranging from chemicals, sprays, air and water polluters, minerals and compounds, and other materials. Individuals can be exposed at home, in the workplace, or in their community.
Exposure to chemicals can occur almost anywhere and most likely occurs due to inhalation. Individuals can also be exposed through ingestion and direct contact with skin, but those means of exposure are a bit less common. Regardless of the location or method of toxic chemical exposure, a number of potentially life-threatening injuries can occur which can include, but is not limited to:
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