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Environmental Law/Toxic Tort Litigation

Environmental and toxic tort attorneys serving Louisiana and Florida

Environmental and toxic tort cases present unique challenges not only to the businesses and insurers affected by them, but also to attorneys. Choosing a proper strategy is essential to the successful resolution of these cases. The early settlement of one case can result in mass filings by plaintiffs who are in a similar situation. Conversely, engaging in a long, drawn-out trial can cost a client large sums of money without achieving favorable results. Some cases cannot be settled, with trial being the only option.

At Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC, our attorneys have the experience and skill to properly evaluate your case and provide you with the advice and guidance you need to secure the best possible outcome. Our firm has substantial experience handling a wide variety of environmental and toxic tort cases, including those involving:

  • Asbestos
  • Airborne pollutants
  • Petro-chemicals
  • Silica
  • Grain dust
  • Benzene
  • PCE’s
  • Toxic mold
  • Lead
  • Aluminum dust
  • Formaldehyde
  • Chinese drywall

Our attorneys have also represented defendants in “legacy claims” concerning oilfield pollution, NORM litigation, refinery litigation, and waste pit litigation. Our clients have included large and small shipyards, refineries, environmental safety officers, landowners, transporters, and product manufacturers and sellers.

Our attorneys have knowledge of the scientific and legal issues involved in exposure claims. We know the experts, and we provide innovative defenses for our clients based on the law, practical considerations, and the prevailing and developing science relative to a particular case.

Personalized solutions. Powerful representation. Proven results.

Our firm has built its reputation in this field by getting results for our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner. We understand how expensive it can be to litigate these cases, and we make it our duty to minimize costs and expenses for our clients throughout the process. We provide our clients with individualized services that take into account their personal exposure, their finances and the amount of discovery required in their case. We also understand conflicts of interest, and we always act only in the best interests of the specific client our firm represents in a particular case.

Our experience in this area of law often results in a favorable early resolution of a case through settlement or motion practice. However, there are some cases that cannot be settled due to the severity of the claim or unwillingness of the opposition. Regardless of the size of the case or the type of exposure, you can rest assured that our attorneys have the training and trial experience to achieve the best possible result before a jury. Our firm has accumulated an extensive record of successful settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our clients, and our attorneys stand ready to provide you with the assistance you need today.

Experienced Gulf Coast litigators ready to assist you

The lawyers at Garrison, Yount, Forte & Mulcahy, LLC represent clients in environmental and toxic tort cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida and Louisiana. To schedule an initial consultation, contact Lyon H. Garrison in our Louisiana office or Scott P. Yount in our Florida office.

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