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Archive: December 2019

If you've been injured in an accident or on the job, the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP have the knowledge, skills, and experience required to hold the party responsible for your injury accountable.

Personal Injury What exactly is “pain and suffering”?

Many of the articles on this blog mention “pain and suffering” as a factor in winning compensation in personal injury cases. But how does the law define it? It is important to understand how insurance companies and the law define and calculate pain and suffering so you can be certain that you are awarded appropriate […]

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Bus Accidents What you need to know if you have been injured in a bus accident

If you’ve been injured in a bus accident in New York, know that you have rights and legal options. While it is natural to be shocked, disoriented, and confused about what to do after a serious bus crash (especially one that results in severe injuries), try to remain calm and follow these five steps to […]

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Workers' Rights Understanding ERISA New York Retirement Issues

If you are planning to retire or are currently in the process of claiming retirement benefits, there are a few common retirement issues that you should understand.  The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) was passed in 1974 to secure certain rights to retiring workers of private companies, but employers sometimes make it difficult to […]

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Defective Products How to identify a defective toy and file a claim

The holiday season is a magical time for children, filled with cookies, candy, and toys. But the last thing on any parent’s mind during this time of year is the risk that toys can pose to their children. If you celebrated Christmas or Hanukkah this year, you probably gifted your child at least one toy. […]

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Personal Injury What to do after a catastrophic injury accident

When you’ve been in a catastrophic injury accident, it turns your world upside down. Regular injuries like scrapes and broken bones are difficult to deal with, but these injuries heal. On the other hand, calamities like car crashes, slips and falls, defective product injuries, or medical malpractice can cause a range of traumatic, lifelong injuries, including: […]

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Sexual Abuse Understanding Online Threats to Your Kids

While the internet can be a great resource, it can also provide a risky environment for users, especially for children. Some of the greatest online threats that kids face include: Cyberbullying: The number one online threat to kids is cyberbullying. An estimated 60% of U.S. teens have experienced some kind of cyberbullying, according to the […]

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Defective Products IKEA furniture injuries

IKEA, a Swedish company that designs and sells affordable furniture which people can assemble at home themselves, has been the world’s largest furniture retailer for more than a decade. It is not uncommon for companies to occasionally manufacture furniture that proves to be dangerous, and recently IKEA has been forced to recall a number of […]

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Dog Bites What to do if your child is bitten by a dog over the holidays

During the holiday season, it is common for people to visit relatives and friends, which often puts them in situations where they will interact with unfamiliar dogs. Unfortunately, if dogs are aggressive or feel as though their space is threatened, they can attack. Unfortunately, children are often bitten in these situations, since they are smaller […]

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Car Accidents Traumatic brain injuries caused by car accidents

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a force penetrates or fractures the skull. Unfortunately, half of all TBIs result from car accidents. TBIs caused by car crashes don’t necessarily need to be due to a skull fracture or penetration; when the body experiences a sudden jolt or stop, the brain careens forward even if […]

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Slip and Fall Statute of limitations and shared fault for slip and fall claims in New York

If you fell on someone else’s property, the property owner may be liable for your injuries. Two slip and fall laws in New York state will likely apply to your claim, so it is essential to be aware of them. Slip and fall statute of limitations As with most other personal injury cases, there is […]

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