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Home > Mold Injury (Sickness) - Personal Injury Attorney on Hilton Head

Personal Injury Attorney - Mold Sickness (Injury)
The Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, & Beaufort South Carolina (SC) Area

The past several years have seen a dramatic rise in toxic mold legal claims relating to homes and commercial buildings.  Those who manage mold-related claims have cited many reasons behind this increase.  The intensified effort to make buildings airtight, speedy construction; faulty building practices and materials and intricate building materials have all added to the toxic mold legal claims. 

What Causes Mold in Homes and Buildings?
Mold spores exist everywhere in the natural environment and can enter buildings and homes through open doors and windows, pets and even people.  Mold spores, in order to grow, must have abundant moisture, a food supply and a certain temperature.  Excessive moisture is the main cause of building mold and may develop from a wide variety of sources.

Mold - Warning Signs
The potential for mold infestation can be noticed early; if you know what to look for.  If you have seen any of the following warnings it would be in your best interest t have your home or business investigated.  The earlier mold is detected, the better the chances that the damages can be reduce and your health spared.  Some of these warning signs may indicate toxic mold is present:

  • Visible mold growth
  • Discoloration or water stains on internally facing walls or ceilings
  • Discoloration or water stains on externally facing walls
  • Areas of standing water or condensation on floors, walls, or window sills
  • "Musty" odor

Types of Mold
Mold can grow anyplace and there are a significant amount of mold types prevalent.  Some experts believe there are over 100,000 strains of mold and while some types are harmless, many others pose a serious health threat.  The most common types of mold found in homes and offices are:

  • Cladosporium
  • Penicillium
  • Aspergillus
  • Alternaria
  • Stachybotrys atra

Why is Mold Harmful to Humans?
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are produced by certain molds and typically dissipate at room temperature.  Toxins, also produced by certain molds, do not easily evaporate and some are harmful to humans.  However, it is important to note that while not all molds are considered to be potential health risks, having mold present should direct a person to have their home or business investigated, to have the mold removed and to have a thorough cleaning. 

Illnesses Caused by Mold Exposure
The most common illnesses associated with exposure to mold are:

  • Worsening of allergies
  • Respiratory problems
  • Fevers
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Burning and watering eyes
  • Worsening of asthma symptoms
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Skin irritation
  • Headaches

Mold Exposure Illnesses: Who is Most at Risk?
Specialists agree that the human factions who are most at risk of illness from mold exposure include:

  • People with allergies
  • People with conditions or diseases that weaken immune defenses
  • People with lung disease
  • The elderly
  • Young children

Consider hiring a personal injury attorney in the Hilton Head Island Area
You should consider contacting an attorney immediately if you discover a mold problem in your home, business or workplace.  An attorney at Kiker Law Firm will discuss the situation with you and explore all options possible.  Complex scientific evidence has connected mold to serious health issues and the law limits the time you have to right the wrong. 

We, at Kiker Law Firm have witnessed the pain toxic mold cases can bring and are profoundly dedicated to assisting the victims affected by these injuries.  Making the decision of who should represent you is one of the most significant decisions that you may ever make and the Kiker Law Firm have experienced attorneys and will help you through the claim process.  If you or a loved one has experienced heath complications due to toxic mold or if a family member has died as a result of toxic mold, you may be entitled to compensation. 

Dedicated to the Client
Toxic mold matters are highly technical and specialized fields.  The attorneys at Kiker Law Firm understand what you're up against and also know that many damages do not appear serious at first but that they may, in fact, plague someone for life. Our staff can aggressively pursue full compensation for all your injuries – including present and future. 

We offer a free consultation and evaluation of your case. Simply complete a free consultation form online or call us at 843-842-7200. We'd be happy to meet with you and help you make an informed decision regarding your accident and injury claim.


Kiker Law Firm
2 Corpus Christie Place
(Professional Building ~ Suite 200)
Hilton Head Island

(843) 842-7300

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 5303
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938