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Colton Mesothelioma Lawyers

Colton mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who were diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma resulting from their exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

 
Colton California Mesothelioma Attorneys
 

COLTON, CALIFORNIA OVERVIEW

The city of Colton is in Southern California, in San Bernardino County. It is 3.4 miles from San Bernardino city, 20.6 miles from Ontario, 52.4 miles from Palm Springs and 63.3 miles from Los Angeles, California. According to the United States Census Bureau’s 2022 data, Colton’s population is estimated at 53,918 residents. 

 

 

The indigenous Native Americans in the Colton region were the Tongva, Serrano and Cahuilla Tribes who lived in the region thousands of years before the Spanish Missionaries arrived. Some Tongva descendants prefer the more historically accurate name of Kizh in relation to the native tribe that inhabited the Colton area. Colton lies on the site of an ancient Tongva village called Homhoangna.

Colton also lies on part of two old Mexican land grants. Colton is situated on parts of Rancho Jurupa granted by Governor Juan B. Alvarado, to Juan Bandini in 1838, and Rancho San Bernardino granted to José del Carmen Lugo, José María Lugo, Vicente Lugo, and Diego Sepulveda, in 1842.

Colton is a town built by the railroad industry.  Colton is named after David D. Colton, a Vice President of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.  Colton, is strategically located in California and is known as the Hub of the Inland Empire.  In 1882, the California Southern Rail Road built the Colton crossing to cross the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks.

In 1883, the Colton Crossing construction created a bitter conflict between the Southern Pacific Transportation Company and, the Topeka and Santa Fe Railway about expanding the tracks so that both east-west and north-south rail lines crossed in Colton at the same intersection.

Well-known lawman Virgil Earp and the then California Governor Robert Waterman were involved in a stand-off regarding the construction of the additional rail line.  Both lines were finally constructed leaving the trains heading in one direction to wait in long lines for the trains to clear the junction before the trains in the opposite direction could cross the intersection.

Colton is recognized as one of the busiest railway junctions in the United States, controlling most of the rail traffic into and out of Southern California. Used by BNSF Railway (BNSF) and Union Pacific Railroad, as well as for commuter services by Metrolink and Amtrak, the Colton Crossing serviced more than 110 trains daily in 2008. However, the crossing’s facilities were not built to handle that volume of traffic. As one of the main shipment corridors for the regional transportation of goods from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Colton Crossing was responsible for cargo from the largest combined harbor in the United States.

From its initial construction in 1883, the Colton Crossing design created a massive bottleneck for the freight rail industry and the Colton community.  Idling trains, cars and people waited for hours to cross the busy intersection.  In 2013, the Union Pacific Railroad  built a flyover structure to alleviate the bottleneck created at the intersection of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway tracks.

When the railroad came to the Colton area a proper town was laid out in a conventional grid pattern. The railroad transported agricultural goods, including citrus from the farms surrounding Colton.  After World War II, there was an explosive population boom in Colton and residential building began and continued through the 1970s and 1980s.

Today, Colton is a purposefully positioned metropolitan city.  Colton has a diverse population, a large residential community and is home to numerous transportation based businesses.  Interstate 10 and 215, provides easy access to Los Angeles, Palm Springs and the Inland Empire.

 

PREVALENCE OF COLTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUITS

The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Colton to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process.  Exposure to asbestos, talcum powder or talc may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure. 

Many Colton mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Colton mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
  • California Air National Guard, Ontario and March Air Force Base
  • Commercial Construction
  • Flintkote, San Bernardino
  • Griffin Wheel, Colton
  • Kaiser Steel, Fontana
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • Southern California Edison, Coolwater, and San Bernardino Generating Station
  • Southern California Edison, Etiwanda Powerhouse
  • Water Pipe Installation
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Colton mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • Automotive
  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Workers
  • Custodians
  • Drillers
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Flooring Installers
  • Foundry Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Home Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Lathers
  • Machine Operators
  • Machinists
  • Marine Engineers
  • Miners
  • Molders
  • Painters
  • Paintmakers
  • Pipe Installation
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Public Works projects
  • Repairman
  • Riggers
  • Roofers
  • Seaman
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Superintendents/Foremen
  • Tiremen
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Welders
 

The Colton mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites across California, including:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • hospitals
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards
 

The Colton mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have also brought successful “take home” mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of spouses and family members of workers who were exposed to asbestos at their worksites in Colton and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Colton mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within the city of Colton, San Bernardino County, and throughout California. These mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente  – Chino, Colton, Fontana, Hesperia, Joshua Tree, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino, Upland, Victorville, Yucca Valley
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center – Loma Linda
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic – Chico, Redlands
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – Victorville, Rancho Cucamonga
 

EXPERIENCE OF COLTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS

The Colton mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including San Bernardino County and in the city of Colton.

Colton mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the San Bernadino County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in San Bernardino County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution

The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers can file mesothelioma lawsuits in San Bernardino County, and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Colton mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in the city of Colton, and in San Bernardino County.

 

CONTACT THE COLTON MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Colton mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in Colton.  We can be reached around the clock.  To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-888-887-1238, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.

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