What are my legal options for lead poisoning from a city water supply?

Get Legal Help Today

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption

What are my legal options for lead poisoning from a city water supply?

I was diagnosed with lead toxicity a month ago. I have a wide range of health symptoms brain fog, memory loss, problem concentrating, heart palpitations, fatigue, body tremors, joint and muscle pains, loss of smell, etc. The city I have lived in for 9 years has recent news on lead in the cities pipes and water supply. I believe this may be the cause of my exposure.

Asked on October 23, 2019 under Personal Injury, New Jersey

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You  should immediately file a personal injury claim with the city. Follow all of their procedures and don't miss any filing deadlines or you may be denied the right to file a lawsuit.
When you complete your medical treatment and are released by the doctor or are declared by the doctor to be permanent and stationary, which means having reached a point in your medical treatment where no further improvement is anticipated, obtain your medical bills, medical reports, and documentation of wage loss.  Your claim filed with the city should include those items.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement.  The medical reports document your injury and are used to determine compensation for pain and suffering which is an amount in addition to the medical bills.  Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.
If the claim is settled with the city, no lawsuit is filed.
If you are dissatisfied with settlement offers from the city, reject them and file your lawsuit for negligence against the city.
If the case is not settled, your lawsuit must be filed prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitations and any applicable filing deadlines from the city or you will lose your rights forever in the matter.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.

Get Legal Help Today

Find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

 Secured with SHA-256 Encryption