Environmental accidents: Keeping communities safe
Safe drinking water is something most of us take for granted. We turn on the tap and expect the water we drink to be safe for us and our children. Who could imagine that in 2016 a basic commodity such as our drinking water could be under threat? The residents of Flint, Michigan have sadly been forced to deal with that reality.
Environmental accidents occur when the natural environment is damaged due to human activity. Environmental accidents can be harmful to human health and can severely disrupt lives. Industries such as mining, oil, nuclear, water and gas can affect the air, land and water in our local communities.
Industry safety standards are put in place to keep us free from environmental dangers and harm. Industry sectors are regulated by bodies such as the United States Environmental Protection Agency who have the authority to write regulations such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. However, sometimes companies and organizations are tempted take short cuts to increase their profit margins. Shortcuts in safety can cause damage to the environment such as contamination that can be transported by water, wind, soil, and the atmosphere. The long term effects of contamination can led to serious illnesses and even lead death.
If you are involved in an environmental accident we can assist you every step of the way from who to call to get information immediately following an environmental accident to representation in your environmental accident lawsuit. We have access to environmental experts who will investigate how the accident happened and how it could have been prevented. We handle environmental cases on a contingent fee basis which means you don’t have to spend money out of pocket for your case and our law firm only gets paid if you win.
At Bailey & Oliver we want to work together with you to help keep our environment safe from harm for our generation and future generations to enjoy.
If you have questions about an environmental accident please contact us free of charge at (479) 202-5200.