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Every person needs air to survive. We get the oxygen that is essential for the functioning of the organs in our body. When the air that we breathe is contaminated, it can become poison to our body, which can lead to chronic illness or death.
While natural occurrences like volcanoes, wildfires and dust can affect the quality of air that we breathe, human activities like construction and manufacturing can also affect air quality. If you have suffered an air contamination illness or have lost a family member, as a result of another’s negligence or regulatory violation, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your damages. For more information about how Smith LaCien LLP can help you call (312) 509-8900.
We have built a reputation around the impressive outcomes that we have achieved in groundbreaking cases against major opponents. To find out how we can help you get justice for your air contamination illness, contact us today at (312) 509-8900. Your initial consultation is free, and you pay no fees unless we are successful in your case.
Federal and state laws and regulations provide for the protection of the quality of air that we all breathe. Most motor vehicle owners will be familiar with the annual emissions test required for the registration of their vehicles. But there are other regulations that aim to control the quality of air to safeguard public health. These include:
Illinois Indoor Air Quality Act – provides the guidelines that protect indoor quality. The objective of the guidelines is to ensure the health and safety of every person in the State. The guidelines cover the expected standards for ventilation; construction procedures; building materials; building occupancy; and air cleaning procedures.
Illinois Environmental Protection Act – established to provide a unified code for the regulation of air, water and other environmental problems that affect the public.
Clean Air Act – regulates all sources of air emissions including motor vehicles, airplanes, power plants, factories and mines.
Unfortunately, these regulations are not always adhered to. When businesses put profits before public health and safety, it can result in the suffering of a large population of people.
Air pollution affects all segments of the pollution in many different ways. Contaminated air, even when not easily detectable, can cause serious illness in people affected by it. Exposure to contaminated air can result in illnesses including:
Air contamination illnesses can lead to long-term chronic conditions, disability or death. These illnesses can have a devastating financial impact on you and your family. If your illness was caused by negligence or misconduct, the responsible parties can be held financially responsible for the victims’ damages.
At Smith LaCien LLP, our personal injury lawyers have experience with every type of personal injury claim including air contamination illnesses. We are committed to holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they cause. We have a reputation for going against big businesses and powerful interests to get the results our clients deserve. Our reputation for results, now totaling more than $2.5 billion, is proof of our commitment to helping people throughout Illinois get the justice they deserve.
If your exposure to air contamination has caused you harm, we can provide the legal help you need. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (312) 509-8900 or contact us using our online form.
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