Maryland Groundwater Contamination Lawyer
Representing Victims Throughout Maryland
Among the many subsections of environmental law and litigation, groundwater contamination has become a common issue. As humans depend on water to live, it is absolutely essential that the water they drink is clean and safe for consumption. Any individual, business or large industrial corporation engaged in activities that are potentially harmful to groundwater sources and to the people that drink the water are required to meet extensive health and safety regulations. When they fail to comply with these laws, or when their negligence cause damages to innocent people, they can be held liable for compensating victims.
What is groundwater contamination?
Groundwater contamination occurs when man made products such as oil, gas, road salts and other chemicals seep into the groundwater and make it unsafe for human use. Some of the most common sources of these contaminants are storage tanks, septic systems, hazardous waste sites, landfills and business that use hazardous materials. In addition to harming those that use groundwater for drinking, household uses, agriculture and industry, groundwater contamination is also harmful to plants and animals. Contaminated groundwater has been known to cause diseases such as hepatitis and dysentery, and has also been leaked to certain types of cancer.
All environmental debates and controversy aside, there are numerous cases and situations where the immediate effects of big business or negligence have led to serious repercussions and health consequences. When groundwater contamination occurs as the result of failures to comply with federal laws or from negligence, victims exposed to these hazards have the right to pursue legal action and compensation against the responsible party. At Peter Angelos, P.C., our Maryland personal injury lawyers provide our experienced legal assistance to the victims of groundwater contamination, and we have built a rich legacy of success in protecting the rights and health of our clients.
Discuss Your Case with a Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
Our firm is here to protect the rights, safety and futures of Maryland residents who have been exposed to groundwater contamination. No matter the particularities involved in your matter, you can be confident that our legal team will thoroughly evaluate your case, investigate the situation and litigate aggressively and intelligently on your behalf. We encourage anyone who may believe that local groundwater sources may be contaminated tocontact our firm as soon as possible.