Oklahoma Lead Paint Poisoning Lawyers
Every day of your life, you may be unwittingly exposed to toxic substances. When these exposures occur in small doses over a lengthy period of time, or through fewer, stronger doses, you might become seriously ill without any immediate insight regarding the source of your sickness. Such is the case with lead poisoning. Lead is a heavy metal that is used in a wide variety of products, though its use has been increasingly regulated because of known adverse health effects associated with exposure to even small amounts of this substance.
If you or your loved one has suffered illness due to a property owner’s failure to address the presence of excessive lead in paint, blinds, or elsewhere on the premises, you may be able to file a civil lawsuit seeking financial compensation. The medical expenses and other financial complications that you have and will likely continue to experience as a consequence of their negligence are likely to be substantial and should not be borne by you, the victim. Contact the Oklahoma lead paint poisoning lawyers of the Abel Law Firm at (405) 239-7046 to learn how we can help you.
What can a Lead Poisoning Lawyer Do For Me?
If you or a loved one has been hurt by lead exposure, you might be entitled to significant compensation. Getting this compensation, however, can be challenging if you try to make a claim on your own.
These cases are complicated because you must prove liability and injuries. Lead-containing items like paint and window blinds have been around for so long that the negligent party or parties will likely try to pass the blame to others. On top of that, you must prove to the court that the prolonged exposure to lead, and not some unrelated medical condition, directly caused your injuries.
A skilled Oklahoma lead poisoning attorney will stand by your side throughout the entire process of your legal claim. They will evaluate your case for free, help you understand your legal options, and launch an investigation as soon as they take on your case. In this investigation, they’ll help determine who is responsible for your injuries and gather critical pieces of evidence to prove the person or company’s negligence directly caused your injuries. An experienced lawyer will negotiate on your behalf, and if the other party won’t agree to a fair settlement, your lawyer will fight for you in court.
Why are the Lead Poisoning Attorneys at Abel Law Firm the Best Lawyers to Handle my Case?
The knowledgeable lead poisoning lawyers at Abel Law Firm have over 130 years experience fighting for Oklahomans who have been injured because of others’ negligence. Our trusted attorneys understand how frightening it is when you’re the victim of someone else’s carelessness, so we’ll do all we can to help you get justice. By winning millions of dollars for our clients we have helped them get on the road to recovery. Take a look at our glowing reviews and high dollar case results to get a sense of what we might be able to do for you.
Let Abel Law Firm work to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (405) 239-7046, online, or through live chat for a free consultation.
Could I Have Been Exposed to Lead?
Lead poisoning occurs most frequently through exposure to lead-based paints on things like walls of old homes and buildings. According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 24 million older homes in the United States still have lead-based paint, and young children – some of the most vulnerable victims of lead poisoning – live in over four million of these. Children younger than six are particularly vulnerable because they are more likely to put small objects like paint chips in their mouths.
Symptoms of Lead Poisoning
There are many potential routes to lead paint exposure and the most likely source depends heavily upon a person’s age, living conditions, occupation, and regular activities. Older homes and workplaces frequently contain lead-based paint that may chip or peel off of the walls, further heightening the threat to a resident or worker’s safety. Excessive exposure to lead can result in the following health complications:
- Severe headaches
- Memory loss
- Kidney failure
- Pain or tingling sensations in the hands and feet
- Hearing loss
- Delayed growth
- Disruptions of the nervous system
- Infertility and other reproductive complications
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to contact a doctor right away, and then get in touch with the Oklahoma lead poisoning attorneys at Abel Law Firm. We can advise you as to the next steps you should take in filing a claim against the responsible parties.
Type of Lead Poisoning Cases Abel Law Firm Handles
Lead poisoning typically falls within premises liability law, which means a negligent property owner or manager can be held liable for injuries on their premises resulting from their negligence. There are many potential sources of lead paint exposure and the most likely causes depend heavily upon a person’s age, living conditions, occupation, and regular activities. Older homes and workplaces frequently contain lead-based paint that can chip or peel off of the walls, further heightening the threat to a resident or worker’s safety. Wherever your injury occurred, Abel Law Firm is prepared to handle your lead poisoning case.
What Compensation Could I Get for My Lead Poisoning Claim?
Because lead poisoning can cause such severe injuries, you might be entitled to significant compensation. While exact amounts depend on the details of your lead poisoning claim, compensation typically helps cover damages, such as:
- Outstanding medical bills
- Future medical expenses, such as medicines and other therapies
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
Some injuries from lead poisoning are so severe that they result in death. You might be entitled to significant compensation to help cover damages, including:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Lost inheritance
- Loss of services performed by the deceased
If you’ve lost a loved one because of lead poisoning, you might feel like no amount of money can appropriately make up for your loss. Nevertheless, it’s crucial that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you get the compensation you need to cover unforeseen expenses.
With over 130 years of experience fighting for the rights of Oklahomans who have been injured due to other parties’ recklessness, the Oklahoma City premises liability lawyers of Abel Law Firm are passionately committed to helping victims of lead poisoning pursue the financial compensation they are rightfully owed. For a free consultation, contact the attorneys at Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046. You can also use our online contact form or chat with us live.