Detroit Environmental Disaster Lawyers

When manufacturers negligently or intentionally create hazards that endanger our lives and our property, they must be held accountable.

When our environment is harmed, many people are negatively impacted. Whether its groundwater contamination, air emissions, or toxic mold, it can create a disaster on a potentially enormous and prolonged scale.  The consequences can affect hundreds and thousands of people, causing them to suffer health issues, property damages, and other wrongs.

In most cases, environmental dangers are caused by large companies. When a factory, plant, or other business cuts corners or ignores the risks posed by faulty practices, disaster is inevitable.  We all know it is just a matter of time.

The necessary response can include a site cleanup, neighborhood evacuation, or extensive repairs and remediation costing millions of dollars and disrupting lives, families, and communities. Corporate executives often resist spending money on fixes, which then overwhelms governmental agencies that try to enforce the law.  In those circumstances, a class action can be effective.

Environmental Class Actions

Sommers Schwartz’s lawyers have brought class action lawsuits in response to environmental disasters that negatively affected those living near and around the problem. Sometimes, a collective action is the only means to obtain relief when a company decides to bury the truth and refuses to correct the problems.

Class actions lawsuits are an effective way to recover damages from:

  • Health Issues
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Expenses
  • Decreases in Property Values
  • Loss of Earning and Earning Potential
  • Lost Business Profits
  • Evacuation and Relocation Expenses

They may also be the only option to force the wrongdoer to remediate the harm.  Frequently, revising and implementing appropriate business practices is part of the class action claim and settlement, which can ensure the problem isn’t repeated or kicked down the road for the next generation to fix.

You Need an Environmental Class Action Law Firm

Sommers Schwartz class action lawyers have secured favorable results in class action cases involving ground water contamination, air pollution, and chemical spills. Our attorneys represented thousands of individual citizens and businesses when it mattered most, and we aren’t afraid to take on big corporations and the big law firms they retain to defend them. We know what it takes to win.  

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