Environmental Tort Claims

Southern Louisiana is home to the Mississippi Delta, as well as hundreds of miles of Gulf coastline. Companies around the world utilize our waters to transport goods, conduct commerce and extract valuable natural resources. Should an accident occur, the law firm of Murphy, Rogers, Sloss, Gambel & Tompkins is equipped to handle any environmental tort that might be brought against the company. Our attorneys are highly skilled and experienced in environmental law and can provide a comprehensive understanding of where the case lies, as well as all options and strategies available to the client.

Toxic Tort In New Orleans and Louisiana Statewide

Companies have a responsibility to protect their workers, the public and the environment from the effect of resources and toxins they may be transporting, processing or distributing. Accidents often occur such as ship spillage, the sinking of a vessel, unintended discharges of oil and other unforeseen events. In such cases, the company is responsible for fines, cleanup costs and possibly compensation for those exposed to the substance. These claims include:

  • Asbestos exposure claims
  • Polluted land, water and air claims
  • Chemical spills
  • BTEX and MTBE claims
  • Improper disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste claims
  • Magic pipe cases

Our firm will conduct thorough pre-litigation investigation of the matter to determine the extent of liability the company may face. Often, other parties or contractors may share in the responsibility. Our lawyers will ensure that our clients are not unduly fined or pursued for compensation or clean up.

The firm also represents companies with business interests throughout Southern Louisiana and the coast in all matters of compliance regarding the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act, as well as OSHA and EPA claims.

To discuss your environmental concern with us, please schedule an initial consultation by calling 504-523-0400.