What to Do If You Are Sued For Oil Contamination
If you are reading this article then you are most probably a plaintiff in a Toyota oil consumption lawsuit that involves an oil leak from a closed tank. The suit was filed against Toyota by the US Environmental Protection Agency. It is important to understand that before a lawsuit is filed, an oil containment agent needs to be found and then properly removed from the tank. Once this containment agent has been located it is not safe for any further oil spills. This containment agent cannot be removed until the lawsuit has been fully served and the contaminated oil has been cleaned or removed.
Once the contaminated oil has been cleaned or removed from the tank, there is no longer a risk of contaminating the environment or causing additional harm to wildlife. This means that if you have a lawsuit against Toyota you should contact a lawyer that specializes in environmental lawsuits before you sign any documents relinquishing liability. You may be entitled to compensation for the damages caused by the oil containment.
The amount of compensation that you may receive will depend on many factors; including the gravity of the spill, the cost of clean up and loss for your business, and the health of local birds and aquatic life in the area. The cleanup of contaminated oil can take several months before it can be assessed at a reasonable cost. During this time you would be unable to operate your vehicle, therefore the loss of income would also be significant. In the long run you will receive a substantial settlement for any financial losses that may occur from a Toyota oil consumption lawsuit.
When selecting an attorney to represent you in your lawsuit, it is important that you check to see if they have experience with oil spills and contaminated oil cases. Only a lawyer that has vast experience with this type of lawsuit will be able to successfully represent you. Also, you want to ensure that you do business with an attorney that is willing to let you defend yourself against the accusation in the lawsuit. It is important that the lawyer that you work with has no prior experience with the oil spill or contaminated oil case. A lawyer that has had a successful past with contaminated oil spills is preferable because they will be more knowledgeable in these matters.
During the spill, cleanup and damage investigation of the scene may also require the services of a professional that has experience with this type of contamination. Having previous experience with contaminated oil spills and related clean-up is necessary because of the complexity of the contamination, and the difficulty of cleanup. Lawyers with a proven record of clean-up and courtroom experience is a must when representing yourself in a lawsuit related to contaminated oil. The last thing that you want to happen is for your claim to be dismissed due to lack of evidence.
The expense of a Toyota oil consumption lawsuit can prove expensive, and you may not be financially prepared to fight a long legal battle. This is why seeking legal counsel from a trusted lawyer is advisable. Finding a lawyer that has a good track record with litigating these types of cases can save you time, money, and aggravation in the long run. You can also rest assured that your lawsuit will be handled ethically and fairly.