Toxic Mold Liability for Landlords
Toxic mold is a growing problem in all types of residences around America. There are countless different varieties of mold and many of them have adverse health effects upon persons who are exposed to their spores. The dangers associated with mold range from minor inconvenience to very serious health problems. While some states have put specific laws in place regarding the liability of the landlord in cases of toxic mold, in Wisconsin, each case must be examined individually to determine who is at fault.
If you have been sickened due to the presence of mold in your rented or leased home, you may be entitled to pursue legal action. To learn more about your legal rights, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your case.
Causes of Mold and Legal Considerations
The most common cause of mold is the presence of moisture due to a leak in pipes or the roof. In almost all cases, it is the responsibility of the landlord to make necessary repairs or take preventative steps to avoid this situation. If the toxic mold grew as a result of your landlord's disregard for this responsibility, they may be held liable for the health problems brought on by the presence of mold.
At the same time, if the tenant is at fault for the growth of toxic mold, the landlord cannot be held liable. Failure to maintain a certain level of cleanliness or creating a high humidity environment can result in the spread or growth of undesirable mold. In many leases there is a clause specifically designated to the presence of toxic mold. Be sure to carefully examine your lease before signing away the potential liability of your landlord.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to toxic mold and is suffering ill effects as a result, contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874. You may be able to gain compensation for your pain, suffering, and medical bills.