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Hach & Rose, LLP, shares must know info about fusion surgery

Recently, Hach & Rose, LLP, shared critical information regarding the benefits of fusion surgery. This surgery, which is often conducted on the spine, neck, or ankle, is often necessary to relieving people of day-to-day pains or providing them with greater mobility and function.

Furthermore, because of the serious injuries that victims of accidents such as construction accidents, car accidents, or slip and falls sustain, fusion surgeries are often critical. Unfortunately, these surgeries can be quite expensive, making it difficult for a person to cover the full cost.

Fortunately, people who need these surgeries as a result of an injury caused by another person’s negligence can often get the costs of the surgery covered through a personal injury claim, something our lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, have had great success with. To learn more about the benefits of fusion surgeries and Hach & Rose, LLP’s past results, click here or call us at (212) 779-0057.

Don’t wait to seek legal advice after an accident

Many people fail to seek legal action after being involved in an accident, potentially costing them a great deal of much-needed money. Because many people are often more injured than they initially believe and insurance companies make an effort to get statements as soon as possible, failing to enlist legal support immediately after an accident can be extremely costly, as the amount of money victims should be owed can diminish overtime.

If you’ve been involved in an accident in New York due to someone else’s negligent actions, our lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, urge you to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to evaluate your situation and options. Call us at (212) 779-0057 today.

The dangers of driving while using a cell phone

As far as car accidents go, many people assume that drunk driving is the most dangerous behavior people can commit behind the wheel; however, the reality is that using a cellphone, particularly texting while driving, can be just as dangerous. Unfortunately, according to the governor’s office, New York saw a 143% increase of car accidents related to cell phone usage while driving from 2005-2011.

With the continued increase of our usage of technology and the increasing dependence on it, texting while driving or talking on a cell phone is only becoming more of an issue. In an attempt to deter drivers from committing this dangerous act or to more seriously punish those who choose to engage in it, the state of New York enacted a law that makes using handheld electronic devices at all an offense. Governor Andrew Cuomo has also enacted legislation aimed at lowering distracted driving by increasing the penalties for texting and driving to $50 to $150 for first time offenders, $50 up to $200 for second time offenders, and $50 up to $400 for third or subsequent offenders.

Drivers who decide to recklessly text while driving are estimated to be 23.2 times more at risk of becoming involved in a car accident than others who drive more safely. Learn more about the dangers of using a cell phone while driving and get the legal help you need after being involved in such an accident in New York from the lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP Call us at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation.

Two casualties in Norwich two-vehicle crash

New York State Police stationed at Norwich reported a two-vehicle crash that resulted in the deaths of two people and caused seven others to be wounded. According to police, the accident occurred when a 2000 Ford Focus crossed the center line and slammed into a 2002 Dodge Caravan around 1:42 a.m. on Sunday, August 4.

Both drivers died from injuries they incurred in the accident. The driver of the Ford Focus, 15-year-old Brandy L. Smith, died at the scene of the crash, while the driver of the Dodge, Oxford resident David C. Clark, died from his injuries at the Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Injured were Smith’s passenger and six Dodge Caravan riders. They were transported to various local hospitals for medical treatment.


First Toyota’s “bellwether” sudden acceleration trial commences

The first “bellwether case,” filed against Toyota by the family of Noriko Uno, who died in August 2009, began on Monday, July 22, with the selection of jurors. The family is suing  Toyota for product liability and negligence and seeks general and punitive damages.

Toyota, however, has stated that Uno’s Camry was not malfunctioning, but rather blamed the crash on stuck accelerators, floor mats that trapped the gas pedal, and drivers’ lack of oversight, saying that “a brake override system would not have prevented this accident”.

Uno was killed when her car unexpectedly sped up to 100 miles per hour and crashed into a median, a telephone pole, and a tree.

If you too have been injured by a defective Toyota or other vehicle in New York, call the lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057. We are dedicated to helping victims of other people’s negligence get the compensation they need, and may be able to help you.

Motorcycle rider and passenger die in Thruway collision with car

A traffic accident claimed the life of a motorcyclist and his passenger after they were struck by another vehicle on the New York State Thruway Sunday, June 2, at around 1:10 a.m.

Police officials said 23-year-old Valley Stream resident Rafaelito de Jesus, who was driving a Suzuki motorcycle and had with him 25-year-old Mineola resident Melissa Rupa, was heading north on the Thruway when another vehicle hit them near Exit 16 in Woodbury.

Both de Jesus and Rupa were declared dead on the scene of the accident by responding medical emergency professionals.

Meanwhile, the unharmed and unidentified perpetrator has been charged with vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated.

Police are conducting further investigations to determine the cause of the crash.

11 people injured in early morning Brooklyn van accident

Two vehicles, a “dollar van” and a taxicab, collided with each other Thursday morning, causing eleven people to suffer both minor and major injuries.

The accident, which occurred at 9:15 a.m., took place at the intersection of Lefferts Avenue and Rogers Avenue in East Flatbrush, as reported by a FDNY spokesperson. Five people sustained severe injuries and were immediately taken to four various hospitals – Kings County Hospital, Downstate Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, and New York Methodist Hospital. An additional six people were treated by responders at the scene of the accident for minor injuries.

The cause of the accident was still under investigation hours after it occurred.

Unfortunately, car wrecks such as this one all too often cause devastating harm to unsuspecting people, leaving them suffering physically, emotionally, and financially. However, at Hach & Rose, LLP, our lawyers work diligently to help those who have been unduly victimized by such an accident. Call (212) 779-0057 today to find out how we may be able to help you pursue financial compensation if you’ve been through a car accident caused by someone else’s actions.

Bill seeking higher penalties for abandoning a hit and run scene passes New York Senate

The New York State Senate has passed a bill that allows greater fines and penalties to be meted out to people who will leave the scene of a vehicular accident.

The bill introduced by Ken LaValle increases prison time for a hit and run to a maximum of 15 years in prison by changing the offense to a Class C felony. Fines, too, will also automatically increase.

The current law puts hit and run offenses under a Class A misdemeanor for first-time offenders, meaning they can be charged with up to a maximum of one year imprisonment. On the other hand, if the perpetrator of a vehicular accident chooses to remain at the scene but is found to be impaired by alcohol or narcotics, the offense will automatically be upgraded to a Class E misdemeanor, meaning the suspect can get up to a maximum of four years of imprisonment.

Suffering through the repercussions of a hit and run accident can be difficult, and our legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you through this. Learn more about obtaining compensation after going through such an accident by calling (212) 779-0057.

Hit-and-run on Northway injures two

In late February, two people that were pulled over to assess a problem with their car were slightly injured after a car passed by them out on the Northway in Malta, hitting their automobile.

New York State Police Sgt. John Phelps said 26-year-old Ashley Shell and Cody Thivierge of Ballston Lake and Corinth, respectively, had pulled over on the curb between exits 11 and 12 of the Northway at around 6 p.m. when a vehicle sideswiped them. It was not known exactly whether they were in or outside the vehicle, Phelps added.

They were brought to the Saratoga Hospital for immediate treatment of their minor wounds.

Ballston Spa resident Patricia LaRosa, 42, reported to the police that she was the driver who sideswiped the victims’ vehicle, albeit only after reaching her destination. According to Phelps, LaRosa claimed that she was sneezing and, as a result, failed to notice that she already struck a vehicle.

Many people throughout the country sustain both minor and major injuries in accidents caused by distracted drivers like LaRosa. If this has happened to you, call (212) 779-0057 today to discuss pursuing financial restitution for the undue harm you’ve endured. A lawyer from Hach & Rose, LLP, may be able to get you the justice and compensation you need.

New York Jets Coach Responsible for Three-Car Crash

On January 14, the coach of the New York Jets, Rex Ryan, ran into a black Mazda, which in turn spun into a red Toyota, causing a three-car accident. This accident took place in Pennsylvania at the intersection of West 3rd and Wyandotte Street.

Ryan denied speeding, but did not similarly deny his responsibility for causing the accident. According to reports and witnesses, Ryan’s car was seen driving up the hill at a high speed, causing him to collide with the driver of the Mazda. Fortunately, none of the drivers of the vehicles were harmed in the accident. Additionally, according to the police report, Ryan only received a warning for running the red light.

Car accidents such as this are a major cause of injuries and deaths throughout the U.S. each year. If you have been injured in such an accident, call a New York City car accident lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a legal professional about your options and rights.

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