Lead Poisoning and Premises Liability
Who’s Liable for Lead Poisoning on Public or Private Properties in California?
One of the most common sources of lead poisoning comes from construction materials, along with other types of materials found in relatively older homes. Generally, it would come from lead plumbing and lead paint. Household construction work may result in several health risks, including chips of lead paint falling around the property or even in a drink.
If you are a victim of lead poisoning due to your landlord’s negligence, you may be qualified to file a personal injury claim against them. At West Coast Trial Lawyers, our Los Angeles premises liability attorneys will strengthen your claim and negotiate with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Landlord Liability for Lead in Homes or Apartments
It is a requirement for a landlord to inform their tenants about any spaces inside the building that may have lead. The same thing applies for those who are selling their homes to someone else. If the landlord or seller was aware or should have been aware of foreseeable circumstances based on lead exposure, but failed to act accordingly, then they may face a premises liability case for the damages they have caused.
Recovering From Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning may lead to critical health problems that may even result in death. The landlord and seller may not have the funds to cover any lasting financial or medical costs. If an injured victim happens to have medical insurance, then their insurance company will make payments towards their recovery process. In some circumstances, it may be difficult to determine if lead poisoning liability is covered.
The injured victim would have to sue the landlord or seller along with their insurance company to determine whether or not they had coverage. It is expected that the medical insurer will join the victim in the process of suing the landlord or seller, along with their insurance company. This will help regain costs that were already paid out by the victim’s medical insurer.
Lead Poisoning in the Workplace
If an individual suffered lead poisoning in the workplace, then worker’s compensation will pay for their medical costs and lost income. However, for pain and suffering and emotional damage, the employee must sue the employer. This will help the employee find out if their employer has any coverage they can provide to the employee due to them not properly maintaining a safe work environment.
Due to the level of difficulty that may come about with lead poisoning liability cases, it is highly suggested for individuals to reach out to a premises liability attorney to get legal advice that will guide them in the right direction.
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If you have sustained injuries as a result of a premises liability accident, our skilled premises liability attorneys at West Coast Trial Lawyers can help you recover compensation for the losses you have suffered, including medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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