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New York Groundwater Contamination Attorneys

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New York Groundwater Contamination AttorneysGroundwater contamination has become a common issue for many New Yorkers. We depend on clean and safe water to live. Individuals, businesses or corporations that participate in activities that are potentially hazardous to groundwater sources and to the individuals who consume the water are required to meet strict health and safety guidelines and regulations. When they fail to meet these standards or when their negligence results in injuries to innocent victims, they can be held liable for compensating the victims for any resulting injuries.

If you or someone you know has suffered damages and injuries as a result of contaminated groundwater, it is important to immediately contact an attorney to help you obtain compensation.  The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. provide strong representation for victims of ground water contamination in the state of New York. Our legal team is knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to ground water contamination and has what it takes to successfully handle your claim.

What Is Groundwater Contamination?

Groundwater becomes contaminated and harmful to consume by humans when man made products such as oil and road salts seep into the groundwater. Humans are not the only ones who are harmed by such contamination. Groundwater contamination can be harmful and deadly to plants and animals as well. Some common sources groundwater contamination include:

  • Storage tanks
  • Septic systems
  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Landfills
  • Graveyards
  • Businesses that use hazardous and dangerous materials

Contaminated groundwater can cause various types of life altering diseases and injuries to its victims, including hepatitis, dysentery and certain types of cancer. When groundwater becomes contaminated as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of individuals, businesses or corporations, victims exposed to these hazards may be entitled to compensation for any resulting injuries and damages.

The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. provide victims of groundwater contamination with the legal expertise necessary to protect their legal rights and help them obtain the full damages they deserve.

What To Do If You Suspect Your Groundwater May Be Contaminated

The Clean Water Act is the federal Act that is responsible for the quality control of water and anything relating to the contamination of groundwater. If you suspect that your groundwater has been contaminated, it is important that you immediately take the following steps:

  • Identify the potential problem sources
  • Report the matter to your local Environmental Government agency
  • Contact the Environment Agency and report the problem
  • If you have been consuming drinking water, you should immediately consult with a healthcare professional for a check up and further advice
  • Seek the legal advice of an attorney

Tainted or contaminated groundwater can quickly become an issue that affects a large area. In other words, the contaminant can quickly affect the drinking water source and injure mass populations. Since it is difficult to identify when groundwater is contaminated, it can be difficult to rectify the situation. Treatment for groundwater contamination can include destroying the contaminants in the water or bringing them to the surface for removal.

If believe that your groundwater has been contaminated as a result of the reckless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, you should immediately consult with an experienced attorney. The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. can help you hold the liable parties accountable. We can assist you in obtaining the full compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered from consuming contaminated groundwater.

Symptoms Caused by Groundwater Contamination

Clean water is a basic necessity of life. Without safe, clean drinking water, we would not be able to survive. When groundwater becomes tainted, we may not know about it as the contamination is “silent” and not visible to the naked eye. Most often, victims find out about groundwater contamination after it is too late.

Contaminated groundwater can cause serious illnesses to humans, animals and plants. The signs and symptoms of these illnesses associated with tainted groundwater often may not surface until the illness has progressed. Most symptoms are similar to those of an average bout of food poisoning. As such, many victims may mistake symptoms of groundwater contamination with that of food poisoning. If you notice any of the following symptoms, you should seek immediate medical attention:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Nose irritation
  • Eye irritation

Some common diseases that victims of tainted groundwater may suffer include:

  • Certain types of cancer
  • Liver damage
  • Kidney damage
  • Anemia
  • Nervous system problems
  • Circulatory problems
  • Bone disease
  • Abnormal hair loss
  • Reproductive difficulties

If you suspect that you or someone that you love has suffered damages or injuries as a result of consuming contaminated groundwater, you should consult with an experienced attorney as you may be entitled to financial compensation.

You Need to Consult With an Experienced Attorney

After seeking medical attention, you should also consult with an attorney who specifically handles groundwater contamination cases to determine whether you are entitled to compensation. A good attorney will research the specific facts of your case to determine whether the contamination was caused by a certain individual or corporation having violated the rules or regulations governing groundwater.

Call Us Today

Justice means getting fair compensation.  Without the help of a groundwater contamination attorney to properly and aggressively handle your case, you may not get the fair compensation that you deserve for your injuries and losses.  Our legal team has the experience to fight for the rights of victims exposed to contaminated groundwater. We will ensure that you receive the justice that you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of consuming tainted groundwater, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. For more information or to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., please call (212) 385-4410.

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