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Environmental Torts

Most often toxic tort cases take on large corporations and can seem daunting. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Savage, Turner, Pinckney, Savage, & Sprouse can help you every step of the way to ensure you receive any compensation you may be entitled to.


If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to exposure to a toxic material, please contact the experienced environmental tort attorneys at Savage, Turner, Pinckney, Savage, & Sprouse today for your free consultation.

Types of Cases

Environmental or toxic tort law cases are very serious, difficult personal injury cases. These types of cases can involve issues ranging from:

  • Chemical contamination in groundwater
  • Airborne deposition of heavy metals
  • Exposures to allegedly hazardous materials in consumer products
  • Enforcement actions brought under strict regulatory programs

Our Areas Of Expertise In Environmental Tort

Environmental Exposures and Contamination: We defend personal injury and property damage cases involving drinking water, groundwater, soil, air, and surface water contamination. These lawsuits typically include counts of trespass, negligence, nuisance, and strict liability, as well as statutory and regulatory violations.


Product Liability and Workplace Exposures: We handle cases alleging bodily injuries, wrongful death, and economic damages stemming from the presence of and exposures to allegedly hazardous materials contained in consumer products and in the workplace. These lawsuits may involve claims of manufacturing and design defects, failure to warn, breach of warranty, and consumer fraud.


Enforcement Actions: We defend enforcement actions brought before administrative bodies and courts under all of the major environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act (CAA); the Clean Water Act (CWA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act (EPCRA); the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as well as state and local programs. Click here for more information on the firm’s Environmental practice.

Appellate Practice: We represent industry clients and trade associations at the appellate level on critical environmental and regulatory issues, including rulemaking challenges. We have represented clients before the United States Supreme Court and the D.C. Circuit, as well as other federal and state appeals courts.


Internal Audits and Investigations: We conduct company-wide audits and internal investigations involving environmental practices and regulatory compliance under federal and state law. We have extensive experience managing liability and obtaining relief under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s “Audit Policy.” Click here for additional information on the firm’s Health and Safety Compliance Audit practice.


Insurance Counseling: We advise clients on insurance coverage matters, and seek defense and indemnity from carriers arising out of environmental and toxic tort claims. Click here for a more comprehensive description of the firm’s Insurance Coverage practice.

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