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Toxic Tort Law Lawyers In Lockwood California

Lockwood is an unincorporated community in Monterey County, California. It is located 6 miles (9.7 km) east-southeast of Jolon, 1.8 miles (2.9 km) north of the mouth of Tule Canyon, 3 miles (4.8 km) north of San Antonio River, and 9.3 miles (15 km) north of Bryson, at an elevation of 971 feet (296 m). Lockwood is in southern Monterey County and is a small town consisting of farms, ranches, and vineyards. Lockwood encompasses the San Antonio Lake, a very popular destination for many boaters and wakeboarders all around San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties. There is a post office in Lockwood, a community center, Fayter's Equine/Repair Service, and 2 stores, the Pleyto Store and the Lockwood Store. Just outside of Lockwood is Hesperia Hall, located in Bryson-Hesperia. Lockwood also encompasses the San Antonio Valley Vineyards and several Olive groves. Award winner San Antonio Valley Olive Ranch (SAVOR Extra Virgin Olive Oil) is among the many new Olive groves in the area. The first post office opened in 1888. The name honors Belva Lockwood, candidate for President of the United States in 1884 and 1888 on the Equal Rights Party ticket. The ZIP Code is 93932, and the community is inside area code 831.

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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