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Is It Possible To File A Lawsuit For Discovery Of Mold?

Do you want to know if you can file a lawsuit for discovery of mold? Each state may have their own rule of mold cases or statute of limitations. Contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC today!

Can you file a lawsuit for discovery of mold? Finding mold in your home, apartment, or other property could lead to a lawsuit, especially if there was a pre-existing problem with your building or proper cleanliness after  a flood or other problems. Mold cases would be under personal injury law. However, it differs from slip and fall or a car accident. Mold cases like food poisoning need a specific approach to connect the sickness of the victim to the mold.

Who Is Liable For Discovery Of Mold?

There are possible subjects that will be held liable for the damages caused by mold:

  • Landlord or property manager – if you’re renting your residence, landlords and property manager have an obligation to keep their residents safe from any harm. They could be liable for health problems and damages onto personal property.
  • Previous owner(s) of the property – If an existing home was recently purchased, the previous owners will be held liable only if they knew about the property defect that caused the mold to arise, were under a legal obligation to disclose that problem to potential buyers, and failed to make the disclosure.
  • Architects, builders, contractors –  Could be liable if they performed substandard care, failed to obtain proper permits or inspections, used faulty materials, or acted negligently in any way that caused the presence of toxic mold

What Can The Injured Victim Recover From?

The victim can recover certain losses from the discovery of mold. They can recover from structural repairs, performing new construction/contracting work and taking other remediation-related steps to fix the problem and the property of toxic mold. They can also recover from replacement of household items, any housing expenses, medical treatment, lost in wages, and non-economic damages.

How Can Our Attorneys Help With Your Lawsuit For Discovery Of Mold?

Here at Malloy Law Offices, LLC, our attorneys understand that these situations happen unexpectedly. It can also be emotionally and financially draining to fix any repairs in your home. If you’re still unsure about what type of case you have, ask us and we’ll get you on the right path. Click here to see how are lawyers handle these scenarios. For a free consultation, call (888) 607-8690!