I Was Exposed to Toxic AFFF; Why Should I File a Claim?
Many people think filing a lawsuit is unnecessary or even frivolous.
“What’s the point?”
“It will cost me too much money.”
“It isn’t worth the hassle.”
“There’s no way I would win.”
However, when a manufacturer grossly fails to make sure their products are safe and end up causing your injuries, filing a product liability lawsuit can help you in many ways and at little to no cost for you.
Compensation for Injuries
After being injured by a dangerous product, many individuals suffer from those injuries for the rest of their lives. This can not only cause extreme pain & suffering, but it can result in stacks of medical bills from getting treatment for your injuries, loss of wages from missing work, and diminished quality of life. Monetary compensation can help product injury victims recover from those financial losses and get back to the place they were financially before their injures.
For example, many individuals have decided to file a firefighting foam lawsuit because chemicals in firefighting foam have been found to be toxic and cause extreme health side effects. For decades aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) has contained perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which health officials have linked to adverse side effects including cancer. Firefighters across the country have found that PFAS in firefighting foam has caused their cancer diagnoses, including kidney, pancreatic, and testicular cancer.
To recover from their pain & suffering, medical treatments and monitoring, and loss of income from their injuries, many of the individuals currently filing firefighting foam lawsuits are seeking compensation to help them get back on their feet and back to the place they were before they were injured by toxic AFFF.
Hold Those Responsible for Their Actions
Filing a claim many not only help you recover compensation for your injuries but could hold the party responsible for your injuries accountable for their negligence. Many times when companies are called out in lawsuits and in court for negligence it can prompt them to update regulations and enforce policies to protect future consumers from harm.
According to allegations, manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) have known for over 50 years that PFAS in their foam was toxic and caused severe side effects. However, the labeling or instructions on AFFF never warned consumers about the health impact of PFAS in firefighting foam. Because they knowingly sold toxic firefighting and failed to warn consumers about the health risks of using the foam, manufacturers of toxic AFFF could be considered negligent in the court of law and liable for people’s AFFF injuries.
No Money Out of Pocket
Many lawyers, like the ones who have teamed up with Justice for Firefighters, work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you never pay anything out of pocket for legal services in your case; your attorney only is paid when they win or settle your case, and they money paid to them comes out of the amount awarded to you by the court or through a settlement. If you choose to file a firefighting foam lawsuit through Justice for Firefighters, we work on a contingency fee basis to ensure you never have to stress of paying for legal services on your own dime.
Experienced Legal Team on Your Side
The thought of filing a lawsuit may seem scary or like too much stress to injured individuals. Some try to represent themselves in a product liability case and quickly become overwhelmed with the task of defending their rights in court. That is why many choose to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle their claim. An attorney with years of experience handling product liability cases will be knowledgeable about how to approach defending your case, battling the insurance companies, and fighting for your rights in court. A reputable personal injury attorney will have the legal know-how necessary to maximize your chances at recovery and healing. Many individuals who have chosen to file a firefighting foam lawsuit have chosen to hire attorneys to ensure their voice is heard in court and those responsible for their injuries are held accountable. If you are interested in talking more with an attorney about whether you may be eligible for compensation for your AFFF injuries, reach out to us today at 1.800.935.3533.