For nearly 40 years, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer has been representing people injured by toxic exposure to environmental contaminants that can lead to serious injuries, some of which may qualify victims for compensation.
If you have been exposed to environmental contaminants and believe you have suffered injuries as a result of such exposure, please contact us to speak with an experienced environmental contamination lawyer.
There are three main types of contamination that affect individuals, home-owners, businesses, and workers: ground water contamination, soil contamination and air contamination.
Ground Water Contamination
Ground water contamination usually occurs when ground aquifers (“wells”) are contaminated with a specific chemical or chemicals released by the responsible party. The chemical develops into a plume and infiltrates well water sources. Individuals are exposed to the chemicals in the water by ingestion (drinking the water), skin contact (bathing with the water), and inhalation (breathing steam from the water).
Similar to ground water contamination, soil contamination occurs when streams or other bodies of water are contaminated with heavy metals or chemicals. When areas are flooded with contaminated water, these heavy metals and chemicals are deposited on the flooded property and contaminate the soil. People can be exposed to these contaminants through skin contact (walking on the soil or gardening); inhalation (creating dust
Air (or “atmospheric”) contamination can occur when chemical companies or other businesses release noxious fumes into the air, often drifting over people's homes, and contaminating the air that is breathed in the area.