For many business owners and corporations, environmental laws and regulations can feel like completely foreign fields that have nothing to do with their businesses. It can come as quite a shock when they find out that they do, in fact, need to be concerned with environmental law, especially if they have potentially violated some! Ignorance is no excuse, though. If your well-being has been put in jeopardy due to a company that is ignoring environmental laws, you need to work with an environmental lawyer right away to start seeking justice.
What Does an Environmental Lawyer Do?
Environmental law is always in a constant state of change due to new technologies, limited resources, and fluctuating regulations. As if that was not enough, it also deals with a mix of federal, state, and local laws, so it is not enough to understand just one set of rules. An environmental attorney can take all of that complex litigation and handle it for you.
Matters a negligent business could be causing that should be brought to the attention of an environmental lawyer include:
- Unauthorized construction on a plot of land
- Improperly disposing toxic or hazardous waste
- Consuming excessive quantities of water
- Damaging or altering soil quality
- Causing some form of pollution, even minor contaminants
In addition to helping you determine if your rights have been violated by a corporation’s actions, an environmental attorney can also:
- Provide legal advocacy in court
- Help preserve wetlands and protect biodiversity
- Advocate for improved energy sources
- Fight for better use of public land and sea
- Focus on green initiatives
At Sacks Weston LLC, our complex litigation attorneys are well-versed in environmental law and business law in Philadelphia. We have addressed issues regarding environmental disasters, contaminated properties, naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), and much more. We can represent individuals seeking compensation as well as entire organizations that need to keep a company’s practices in check.
We provide legal counsel to people all across the country, so contact our firm today to get started with your environmental law case.