Why are Mold Lawsuit Cases Rising?
Lawsuits against building owners, contractors, and insurance companies have skyrocketed over the last 10 years. Many people blame the increasing American culture of wanting to sue.
However, many factors play into the overall increase of claims being filed.
Many fears of mold, and the claims that go with them, are without warrant, though there are a number of valid claims that are filed every day.
Judges and juries have already awarded millions in several lawsuits regarding health and home damage that resulted from mold exposure.
Desert State Claims Rise Even Faster
In desert states such as Arizona and New Mexico, the number of mold claims against insurance companies continues to rise faster than in any other part of the nation.
This is due to the increase in new construction, as well as the need of the occupants to use air conditioners, which can trap and redistribute mold spore.
With more homes being built, more water being run into commercial buildings, and more people being aware of the hazards of mold, lawsuits will only continue to rise until legislation or insurance limits are put in place.
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