Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen was recently asked to contribute to RealTown.com to discuss the issue of mold in homes. The firm was called upon due to its experience defending mold allergy sufferers and mold toxicity sufferers in apartments. According to Jeff Nadrich, a law firm in the partner, “It's important to get the message out about this, because it astonishes me how many landlords still seem to be under the impression that a little mold never hurt anyone.'”
Nadrich further points out that some molds can be extremely harmful, and it's impossible to tell how dangerous a spore is just by looking at it. “Not all molds are toxic,” according to Nadrich, “but some molds carry potentially life-threatening carcinogens*, and even the non-toxic varieties can endanger the lives of mold allergy sufferers.”
“If you live in an apartment or any rented property, and you notice signs of mold, such as a musty odor or visible traces of the fungus, contact your property manager or landlord at once. In most cases, they have a legal responsibility to address these matters, and if they refuse so, contact a qualified attorney at once. Some renters will include a clause in their lease that relieves them of responsibility, but these clauses are often negated by state laws. An attorney can help you to determine whether you have a case. Don't put your life, or the lives of your loved ones, at risk.”
The RealTown article specifically addresses the issue of renter's rights, as Nadrich believes that many people are dangerously unaware of their own rights as tenants. Among other things, the article points out that mold that is most commonly the result of a landlord's negligence, and may result from leaky taps, improperly maintained roofs and windows, or inadequate ventilation, all of which are the landlord's responsibility. As a result, tenants who experience health problems may be entitled to compensation when mold contamination is a factor.
About Nadrich & Cohen: Jeffrey Nadrich is a Riverside personal injury lawyer with Nadrich & Cohen, a California based law firm with offices in 18 locations across the state. Nadrich & Cohen handles all types of wrongful death and serious injury accident cases, and victims are encouraged to call 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation with a Nadrich & Cohen attorney.
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