Water Damage & Mold

Water Damage Attorney and Mold Attorney

When your home suffers water damage, it can usher in a series of related problems that you need to take care of before things are back to normal again. Water infiltration may have weakened the structural integrity of the house, making it easier for storms to cause even greater damage the next time. Also, it’s much likely for pests such as termites and carpenter ants to infiltrate your home through water-damaged beams.

Another problem that may result from water damage is mold. Even if you think you have completely dried out the damaged portions of your home, mold infestations can take root behind drywall or in crawl spaces. If the mold gains access to your ductwork, spores can spread throughout the house, potentially causing a myriad of health problems.

If you believe you were exposed to harmful levels of mold as the result of water damage to your home or apartment, the experienced mold litigation attorneys at Morgan & Morgan may be able to get you compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. With over 400 attorneys nationwide, we have the resources it takes to represent your case effectively.

Mold Resulting from Water Damage

Sometimes, water damage is obvious, especially if you live in a flood zone. Other times it can happen unbeknownst to even the most observant homeowners. A leaky pipe, cracked shower floor, flaw in the gutter that causes rainwater to penetrate your roofing – all of these can cause extensive, unseen damage over time.

The presence of mold on the walls of ceiling of your house, or a musty smell, may be the first sign of trouble. By the time you know a problem exists, there’s a chance you have already been exposed to toxic mold spores.

In fact, mold is established within 24 to 48 hours after water damage. If you don’t manage to catch it in time, your home may require costly solutions to rid the mold and its spores from all areas of the house.

Health Risks Associated with Mold

Mold has known health risks, particularly for people with lower immunity. Respiratory conditions like asthma, COPD, and allergies are associated with exposure to mold. Typical symptoms from mold exposure include:

  • Coughing
  • Skin irritation
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Eye irritation

Although all species of mold are potentially hazardous to the health, some molds, like toxic black mold, produce mycotoxins that can be harmful, even life-threatening, if an individual is exposed to them long enough.

The Morgan & Morgan Difference

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered adversely due to water damage and subsequent mold infiltration, it’s important to contact a water damage and mold lawyer as you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have the experience and resources to handle your mold claim. We’ll assign you a full legal team to be by your side every step of the way, ensuring you’re getting the best service possible. And, we never charge by the hour – you only pay us if we win. Fill out our private case evaluation form today and discover what Morgan & Morgan can do for you.

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