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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Carlotta California

Carlotta is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located 6.5 miles (10.5 km) southeast of Fortuna, at an elevation of 131 feet (40 m). Carlotta is about 11 miles (18 km) east of US Route 101 on California State Route 36. Official estimates indicate that Carlotta's population is about 300 people. The town is quiet and mostly made up of pastures and forests along the Van Duzen River valley. The town enjoys wonderful weather, except for occasional winter storms and high wind gusts. It's an area that is isolated from urban California and has experienced little, if any, growth. The nearest airport is the Fortuna airport, about 7 miles (11 km) away. Carlotta is about 35 miles (56 km) away from the Humboldt county seat, Eureka, California. Carlotta is named after Carlotta Vance, daughter of John M. Vance, who laid out the town in 1903. The first post office at Carlotta opened in 1903. Carlotta was once home to the Carlotta Hotel, The carlotta hotel burnt down and the owners decided not to rebuild it. The ZIP Code is 95528. The community is inside area code 707.

What is toxic tort law?

Toxic Tort cases involve people who have been injured through exposure to dangerous pharmaceuticals or chemical substances in the environment, on the job, or in consumer products -- including carcinogenic agents, lead, benzene, silica, harmful solvents, hazardous waste, and pesticides to name a few.

Most toxic tort cases have arisen either from exposure to pharmaceutical drugs or occupational exposures. Most pharmaceutical toxic injury cases are mass tort cases, because drugs are consumed by thousands of people, many of whom become ill from a toxic drug. There have also been many occupational toxic tort cases, because industrial and other workers are often chronically exposed to toxic chemicals - more so than consumers and residents. Most of the law in this area arises from asbestos exposure, but thousands of toxic chemicals are used in industry and workers in these areas can experience a variety of toxic injuries. Unlike the general population, which is exposed to trace amounts of thousands of different chemicals in the environment, industrial workers are regularly exposed to much higher levels of chemicals and therefore have a greater risk of developing disease from particular chemical exposures than the general population. The home has recently become the subject of toxic tort litigation, mostly due to mold contamination, but also due to construction materials such as formaldehyde-treated wood and carpet. Toxic tort cases also arise when people are exposed to consumer products such as pesticides and suffer injury. Lastly, people can also be injured from environmental toxins in the air or in drinking water.

Answers to toxic tort law issues in California

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

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Property owners may be liable for tenant health problems caused by exposure to environmental hazards, such as...

In general, mass tort cases involve a large number of individual claimants with claims associated with a single...