Environmental & Toxic Torts

We have represented municipal entities, petroleum retailers, environmental consultants and technicians in the defence of claims related to historic contamination; spills; alleged negligence or errors in inspection, installation or repair; use of dangerous or toxic substances in buildings and more. Understanding the financial strain of environmental litigation, our lawyers move quickly to develop a comprehensive and cost-effective strategy.

Stieber Berlach defends insured persons and entities facing litigation and legal issues related to environmental claims.

We have represented municipal entities, petroleum retailers, environmental consultants and technicians in the defence of claims related to historic contamination from old, often unknown landfill sites or underground storage tanks; spills; alleged negligence or errors in inspection, installation or repair; use of dangerous or toxic substances in buildings; environmental regulatory matters including charges brought under environmental legislation and more.

Clients who face environmental claims are often confronted with contaminated land and/or water issues from spills of various pollutants, including toxic materials and hydrocarbons. Other clients are faced with claims due to the use of dangerous or toxic substances in buildings of various types.

Private claims by land owners are becoming more complex and have the potential for open-ended and long tail exposure to damages, both at common law and pursuant to legislation.

Our lawyers understand the overwhelm and financial strain environmental litigation places on clients. We proactively deal with claims, immediately getting to work on a comprehensive and cost-effective strategy and then retaining the appropriate experts.

 

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