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Toxic mold is a dangerous substance. It can grow in damp areas and generally spreads throughout your entire property in a relatively short period of time. The mold can cause serious health complications. These issues are generally worsened when exposure is made to young children. Additionally, it often takes years before the health complications caused by mold exposure materialize. This makes toxic mold litigation difficult and time consuming.
Toxic Mold and Property Values – Recovery for a Reduction in Your Property Value Due to Non Disclosure of Toxic Mold by Owner During Real Estate Sales Process
Toxic mold presence can have a devastating effect on the property value of the home. As the seller of the home you are required to disclose whether there was ever a presence of toxic mold found on the property. It is the duty of the seller to make such disclosures to any potential buyer.
Generally, the buyer of any transaction where mold was present will want either full remediation documentation or will decline to execute the purchase. The reason being that even with remediation mold can re-occur and have serious health complications. If you purchased a home without knowledge of mold issues view our non-disclosure page to determine your remedies
Health Effects caused by Acute and Prolonged Exposure to Toxic Mold in Your Home
The presence of toxic mold spores can have adverse health consequences. Mold spores can attach to the respiratory system and cause future health complications. High presence of mold spores can lead to a number of different issues. These issues can include dizziness, lack of energy, constant headaches, asthma, hemorrhaging and other more serious complications.
If your property contains mold or has any type of mold infestation it is necessary to have a full remediation done on the property. You should also have samples tested for determining what type of mold is present. Mold is prevalent, however there are only a few different strains of mold that are proven to be toxic or dangerous. Having a specialist conduct spore samples to determine the toxicity of the mold and its various strains is important to helping you establish your case.
It is important to wear proper protection or completely remove yourself and family from areas where mold has been detected. It is the duty of your landlord to provide an alternate residence. If your landlord fails to do so, you should take measures to move out and keep track of any incurred cost.
Landlord Liability- Recovery for Toxic Mold Exposure Injuries by Renter of Apartment from Property Owner
Landlords can be liable in a number of ways. They are required to keep the property in a habitable condition. When they fail to do so and either there tenants or others on the property are hurt, they are subject to liability. With regards to mold, a landlord will be liable if they had notice. Notice is considered knowledge of whether mold existed on the property or not.
Proving notice can be challenging. It is important to keep documented records of any prior mold issues, repairs and other information you may find helpful. Notice of mold can be inferred or proven when there are sufficient facts.
If it is shown that the landlord was actually on notice, then liability will extend to them. The landlord will be liable for the moving cost, pain and suffering and potential health complications caused by the exposure to the toxic mold.
What to Do if you Discover Mold in Your Home
If you have found mold on your property take the following steps;
(1) Contact your landlord. Explain to them the situation and offer them an opportunity to remediate the mold. If you landlord fails to take appropriate measures, you must either move out of the property or employ your own remediation specialist. Often times this can be expensive so it is advised that you attempt to work something out with your landlord;
(2) Request for a sample of the mold to be tested to determine what type of mold is present. Not all molds are toxic. This sample will aid you in determining whether the mold is in fact toxic and can be used to further your case.
(3) Contact an attorney. Downtown LA Law’s toxic mold attorney in Orange County can help with your case. Our mold attorney Orange County can aid you in determining and parsing through the facts of your case. All of our evaluations are done without charge and almost all mold cases are taken on a contingency basis. So you don’t pay unless we are successful.
Toxic Mold Claim – What is the Monetary amount of Compensation Can I Recover:
The monetary compensation for an injury is based on several factors that will be determined through thorough analysis of your injuries future medical needs and property damage analysis by expert witnesses.
Your doctors including neurologists, toxicologist and otolaryngologists, can probably give you a good indication of the severity of your injuries and whether long term or permanent damage has taken place. Compensation is often base on your
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- Medical Expenses: Medical expenses include all medical bills and costs
- Future Medical Expenses: Unfortunately, the effects of a car accident can often be felt for months, years, or even a lifetime after the injury occurred.
- Lost Wages: After an accident, you are entitled to any income you lost.
- Loss of Earning Capacity: In addition to current lost wages, victims of brain injuries are eligible to receive compensation for future lost wages.
- Pain and Suffering: Including Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Anxiety and depression resulting from your brain injury
- Permanence of your injury: Often time brain injuries are irreversible leading to permanent lifelong disabilities which may require rehabilitation and long term care.
It is important for your attorney understands your toxic mold injury and employs the proper experts to determine the extent of your injuries and the compensation you are owed.
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