Toxic Tort and Mold Litigation Defense
The amount of toxic mold lawsuits have been increasing throughout the country and general contractors and subcontractors are the usual target. These claims require a vigorous defense. Mold is naturally occurring in our ecosystem, and unlike asbestos claims, mold is not regulated. Due to this, toxic mold litigation requires extensive research, testing, and comparison models.
The experienced toxic tort and mold litigation attorneys at Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli have employed successful defense methods by holding plaintiffs accountable through the utilization of experts and research. Contractors, commercial and residential landlords, developers, and other construction industry participants are all defended by Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli.
Why Choose Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli?
When property owners in California and Arizona are faced with claims of personal injury relating to mold, water damage, or indoor air quality, Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli is experienced in providing an aggressive defense.
Identifying the exact strain of mold, as well as any associated toxicity factors, is an early step in most investigations. Members of the firm also evaluate the viability of causality claims linking the defendant to the plaintiff’s alleged injuries.
Working closely with the client to launch a thorough defense, the toxic tort lawyer will seek to understand the building materials involved in the claim, design and building practices, relevant construction standards, and the strength of any failure to warn considerations.
Why Do You Need a Toxic Tort Lawyer?
It is imperative to hire a toxic tort and mold litigation attorney because they have the experience to increase the probability of resolving cases in a manner most favorable to the defendant.
There are multiple defenses that a toxic tort and mold litigation attorney can utilize to successfully defend a toxic mold claim, which include:
- Hiring experienced mold experts
- Shift or minimize the liability
- Focus on the substantive facts of the case—toxic mold claims tend to lack fault-based evidence
- Put the pressure on plaintiffs to show that there are no published exposure levels of mold deemed unacceptable
- Provide alternative scenarios to the cause of the mold
Toxic mold claims tend to favor the defense because there are no standards for exposure limitation and no correlation to the amount of mold spores necessary to cause symptoms.
Contact Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli Today
An experienced toxic tort and mold litigation attorney knows the best defenses to use in these cases and when to use those defenses. We realize that each case is different, which is why our clients receive a uniquely tailored experience with a hands-on approach.
Each partner oversees a dedicated team of associates, paralegals, and support staff who focus on providing a targeted and cost-effective defense. If you need a toxic tort lawyer, contact Collinsworth, Specht, Calkins & Giampaoli today.