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Berkeley Toxic Mold Lawyer

Toxic mold poses many dangers to a person’s health. In some cases, people suffer serious consequences due to the negligence of another person. If you or someone you love has been exposed to toxic mold and has now suffered harm, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Determining liability in these cases is never easy, though, and obtaining the full compensation you need also presents many challenges. Below, our Berkeley toxic mold lawyer can determine who is to blame for your injuries and hold them accountable for paying the full damages you deserve.

Holding Landlords Liable for Toxic Mold

Owners of rental properties and any management company they hire have a legal duty to ensure that rental units are properly maintained and repaired before accepting a tenant. If a rental unit contains toxic mold and the landlord or management company fails to repair the damage, you may be able to take legal action against them. When landlords fail to maintain or repair their rental unit properly, they can be held liable for a breach of contract, negligence, breach of implied warranty of habitability, and nuisance.

Mold develops when water is present on a property. Water can enter a property through the roof, windows, plumbing leaks, and siding. Landlords must address the water and correct the problem within 24 to 48 hours to make sure mold does not develop. A Berkeley toxic mold attorney can determine whether a landlord failed to fulfill their legal duty, making them liable for the presence of mold.

Holding Construction Companies Liable for Toxic Mold

Toxic mold can also develop due to a construction defect. Homeowners have a legal right to take legal action against the builder of the property if water damage results in toxic mold. Defective roofs, windows, plumbing, and other sources can result in mold development. If you suffered harm from toxic mold caused by a construction defect, you have up to ten years from the date construction was mostly completed to file a claim against the contractor or construction company.

Holding Previous Owners of Real Estate Liable for Toxic Mold

When owners of real estate fail to disclose the presence of toxic mold, they can also be held liable. For example, if someone sold a home and failed to disclose that a leak in the slab and foundation resulted in the development of toxic mold. In these cases, a real estate expert is usually required to provide their opinion about the difference in the value received for the property at the time of sale, and the actual value at the time of sale due to the presence of toxic mold.

Our Toxic Mold Lawyer in Berkeley Can Determine Liability

Determining liability for toxic mold on a property is never easy. At Brod Law Firm, our toxic mold attorney in Berkeley can determine who is to blame for your injuries and will hold them fully accountable for any losses you suffer. Call us now at (800) 427-7020 or contact us online to schedule a free review of your case and to learn more.

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