If you or your property have suffered as a result of environmental contamination from instances such as oil spills, soil or water contamination, or air pollution – you may be able to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for it. The legal term for this type of lawsuit is called an environmental harm lawsuit, however, this action is highly dependent on the nature, the extent, and the circumstances of the harm upon the environment.
In large cases, the government may have already filed a suit regarding the environmental damages, in which case a lawsuit through an individual would be unnecessary. However if damage includes environmental harm and it is not already covered by the government, an individual is entitled to file a citizen suit.
An environmental harm lawsuit’s primary function is to stop the offending person/s or business from further harming the environment and then to force them to pay for any damages sustained. Depending upon the extent of damage suffered to yourself, family, or your property from environmental pollution – you may also be able to file for compensation for the damage caused by the inflicting party.
Violations that include trespassing resulting in damage or pollution to your property, such as dumping of trash or dangerous chemicals – as well as causing nuisances such as noise – could be considered grounds for claiming damages to personal property.
If you feel that you have sustained damages through environmental contamination, or know of any harm being caused to your local environment, you should contact an environmental attorney as soon as possible. After speaking with an attorney, if you choose to pursue your case, a settlement loan may be an advisable option.
Settlement loans are safe options as they do not require compensation if the case is lost.