New York Environmental Lawyer
Drycleaners, Gas Stations and Leaking Underground Tank Cases
For more than two decades, Rich Fogel has been litigating environmental, toxic tort and related coverage cases involving dry cleaning fluid (perchlorethylene), gas products (benzene, xylene, toluene), other petroleum products (diesel, heating oil), industrial chemicals (TCE, PCBs), heavy metals (chromium, lead, mercury, arsenic) and manufactured gas plant products. Owners and operators often do not realize that the allegations in these claims arise out of contamination measured in parts per million or even parts per billion. That is, a drop in a fifty-five gallon drum. Perfectly legal, common, beneficial and usually harmless substances can become hazardous and illegal when they find their way to a location where they do not belong, such as ground water, a well or a septic system and when they accumulate in greater concentrations as a result of years of unmeasurable leaks. Rich Fogel has also defended retailers who are involved in claims arising out of the sale of “weed and feed” products.
Whether you are insured or uninsured for these claims, you need to contact competent legal counsel immediately. The Law Offices of Richard A. Fogel, P.C. is uniquely qualified to defend these claims because of Mr. Fogel’s background as an environmental science with a Master’s Degree from SUNY, Stony Brook. As always, the firm views “job one” as cost effective resolution of the claim. The firm’s unique business model of maintaining low overhead costs permits it to serve cost sensitive clients such as small businesses and insurers with rates that are favorable compared to other law firms in the Greater New York City area.