San Francisco Lead Poisoning Lawyer
Even though laws have been enacted over the years to prevent people from becoming exposed to lead and public health has increased awareness efforts, children still suffer from lead poisoning every day. Often, this poisoning is the result of property owners and landlords not taking the proper measures to ensure everyone inside their buildings are kept safe. If you or your child suffers from lead exposure, a San Francisco lead poisoning lawyer can help you fight the negligent companies and hold them responsible for paying damages.Why Work with a San Francisco Lead Poisoning Attorney?
The damage caused by lead poisoning may be obvious to you, but you should still work with a lead poisoning lawyer in San Francisco who can help with your claim. You will need both a winning offense and a winning defense in order for your claim to be successful, and a lawyer will provide both.
To prove your claim, you will need thorough documentation and evidence to prove someone else’s negligence caused the damage. A lawyer will collect this for you and advise on steps you can take to prove your claim, such as taking a blood test. You will also have to fight back against arguments from the other side. Negligent parties try to shield themselves from liability because they want to avoid paying as many damages as possible. A lawyer will refute these arguments to help you recover the full settlement you deserve.
For example, in one claim handled by our attorney, the defense argued that a minor was not entitled to protection under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance. Attorney Brod defeated that claim and as a result, achieved a settlement more than five times the highest settlement offer only months before the trial date.Who is Liable for Lead Poisoning?
Lead poisoning cases are pursued against many different individuals and companies, depending on the facts of the case. Some potentially liable parties are as follows:
- Landlords of apartment buildings and other rental units
- Owners of rental properties
- Real estate agents and home sellers
- Day care and school owners
When landlords of older properties do not eliminate lead-based paint from their properties, they can be held liable for any damage sustained by children or adults. If someone is selling their home, they or their real estate agent must disclose whether there is lead paint in the home. If they fail to do this, they can be held liable. Lastly, manufacturers can be held liable if they do not fully disclose the fact that the paint they used contained lead.Our California Lead Poisoning Lawyer Can Help With Your Claim
If you or your child has been exposed to lead and have suffered harm as a result, our lead poisoning attorney in San Francisco at Brod Law Firm can help with your claim. Attorney Brod has helped many clients see success with these claims, and he can help you, too. Call us today at (800) 427-7020 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case evaluation.