Toxic Mold Liability
Toxic mold is a serious safety hazard that may cause tenants or guests to develop severe health problems as a result of breathing in these spores. If a tenant or guest becomes ill because of toxic mold left to develop on a landlord’s property, the owner or manager of that property may be held liable for the cost of treating conditions caused by exposure to the mold. However, there may be some facts that a tenant or guest needs to first prove in order to place blame on the property owner or manager.
If you or someone you love has developed respiratory problems or other health concerns as result of exposure to a dangerous toxic mold, there may be legal options available to take action against the responsible landlord. For a free consultation regarding how compensation may be able to help you with your injury costs, contact the New York premises liability lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
What Does a Tenant or Guest Need to Prove?
It’s the landlord’s responsibility to react to any claims that cite toxic mold exposure on their property. However, the responsibility to prove that the landlord didn’t act sufficiently or at all is often up to the claimant. As such, the following need to be demonstrated in a toxic mold liability case:
- There was a leak or unexpected moisture accumulation
- The landlord’s assistance was requested
- The property owner or manager failed to provide adequate assistance in removing the mold
- A tenant or guest fell ill as a result of mold exposure
If successful, a toxic mold liability case may warrant compensation for medical expenses, out-of-pocket costs, and even the value of wages lost during recovery or treatment.
Toxic mold should be promptly removed and the area around the mold should be cleaned to prevent spread of the mold. If you’ve fallen ill because of a property owner’s failure to provide this basic service, we may be able to assist you with a personal injury claim. To learn more about your legal options after toxic mold exposure, contact the New York premises liability attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today by calling (212) 779-0057.