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Hach & Rose, LLP, files lawsuits against vaporizer manufacturers

E-cigarettes and vaporizers have become incredibly popular. They have been advertised as a healthier way to smoke tobacco or even quit smoking altogether.

However, many manufacturers use cheap parts, have poor designs, and other safety issues. Hach & Rose, LLP, has taken on a client who was hurt by such a safety issue, and has filed lawsuits against numerous vaporizer manufacturers.

Despite these problems, vape makers have increased production, creating a significant safety risk for the people who buy and use these smoking devices.

You can read more about our lawsuit here.


Al Sharpton’s daughter’s new personal injury settlement

The daughter of American civil rights activist Al Sharpton, 30-year-old Dominique Sharpton, settled a personal injury lawsuit in 2012 against Bronx-based trucking company Roslyn Leasing Inc. for an undisclosed amount.

Allegedly, the accident caused Sharpton to incur “debilitating headaches” as well as tears to ligaments and tendons in her leg. She asked for $13,000 in compensation to cover her medical bills and $8,000 on top of that for lost wages.

This incident could help the City of New York show her sprained right ankle from an October 2014 slip and fall on a cracked road on Broome Street was aggravated by the injuries she sustained in the 2012 accident. Roslyn Leasing initially tried to blame Sharpton for the accident before deciding to settle the case. In this recent case, if the City of New York can show Sharpton’s 2014 injuries were merely the result of her 2012 fall, the city may be off the hook on the $5 million claim.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, our personal injury accident lawyers have the legal knowledge and technical experience required to help clients pursue financial compensation from the people responsible for their plight. We can help you cover medical bills and lost wages following missed days of work. Call our New York offices today at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation.


New York legislation supports residents against water pollutants

Many residents in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh, New York, drank the water there and gave it to their children to drink without having knowledge that it contained traces of the man-made chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

A resident, Michelle Baker, who had been giving her baby the water all the infant’s life because she had been drinking water from the tap when she was pregnant, said, “Never in a million years did we think our water was contaminated, or our water would cause cancer or thyroid disease or a host of other diseases.”

The chemical originated in the fighting foam and nonstick pans of Hoosick Falls’ French multinational manufacturing company Saint-Gobain S.A. and Petersburgh’s Taconic Plastics; the pollutants eventually made their way into the residents’ water. These two sites were classified as Superfund sites; it means the state has designated for the cleanup of the area to finish as quickly as possible.

In line with this, New York Governor Andrew Mark Cuomo on Thursday, July 21 has signed into law a bill that makes it possible for residents to file a claim against the pollutant company up to three years after the site was designated a Superfund destination. Previously, a suit can be filed only within three years from the occurrence of an injury caused by exposure to a contaminant.

To alleviate the financial pressure on you and your family brought about by expensive medical bills for physical injuries incurred during a personal injury accident in New York that was caused by the negligent actions of other people, contact the attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP today by calling (212) 779-0057.


$2.5M personal injury lawsuit filed against plastic company

James Donovan filed a $2.5 million personal injury lawsuit last Wednesday, July 27 against French manufacturing company Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and the New Jersey-based company Honeywell International, Inc. Donovan is claiming that their products contaminated the water supply of Hoosick Falls, New York with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), causing him to incur several illnesses.

The lawsuit is the first one filed since New York Governor Andrew Cuomo enacted a measure into law that extends the statute of limitations for cases involving hazardous or toxic substance exposure. Robin Greenwald, head of the Environmental and Consumer Protection Unit at New York City-based law firm Weitz & Luxenberg, said the newly enacted law is a good development. In particular, it allows Donovan, who received his diagnosis over three years ago, to file a case. “It avoids a legal argument and allows us to proceed on the merits of the case,” she told the Bennington Banner.

The personal injury lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP are committed to aggressively upholding the legal rights and interests of those hurt in personal injury accidents in New York. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to see how we can hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.


Physically and verbally abused teacher awarded $125,000

Teacher Kathy Perez of the Queens-based Catherine and Count Basie Middle School won a $125,000 city settlement for injuries caused by her unruly and violent students. The students repeatedly harassed Perez while administrators at her school did nothing to stop it.

Perez was trampled by a group of teenagers in one instance and was shoved to the floor by a girl in another, causing five herniated discs in her back, two in her neck, and a torn meniscus. Ambulance workers had to haul Perez out on a stretcher after both incidents. The middle school is known for having students with behavioral and low-achievement problems. Perez said her students also treated her with disrespect, often cursing and using vulgar language to address her. However, when she reported the incidents of abuse, her cries for help were not heeded. Perez claims, “Repeated pleas for help went unanswered.”

If you were the victim of workplace injuries or abuses, the experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP can provide you with legal representation. Our New York attorneys are prepared to help you pursue financial compensation from those responsible for your accident. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation.


Yevgieniy Diamant outlines experience as a client of Hach & Rose, LLP

In a video posted to our testimonials page, Yevgieniy Diamant describes the way he was treated as a client of Hach & Rose, LLP.

He says that his experience with his case was great and that it was handled very professionally. All of his questions to issues that arose were answered clearly and he felt like he understood everything about the way his case was being handled. He would recommend Hach & Rose, LLP, to his friends or anyone who has been injured in an accident.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, contact the New York City personal injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about what you should do in the event of a catastrophic accident.


Using Alternative Dispute Resolutions in Personal Injury Cases

For certain personal injury cases, alternative dispute resolutions can provide a quicker, less stressful, and more economical solution than taking a case to trial. Arbitration, whether you chose binding or unbinding, can settle your case in about 6 months. In some cases, if you do not like the outcome, you can then begin a trial. Mediation is another alternative option and often allows a solution to be reached without negative effects on relationships, which is why many people find it a great choice. With so many cases to be heard in New York courts, trials are often delayed for even the simplest suits, making alternative dispute resolutions and even more attractive option. To find out more about alternative dispute resolutions, click here.


File a claim before it becomes too late

Accident victims only have so long to file a personal injury claim before they will lose their right to pursue compensation from the responsible party. This period of time is known as the statute of limitations. That being said, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in New York is generally three years, though some exceptions to this do exist. Importantly, the statute of limitations only comes into effect three years from the date that the victim becomes aware of their injury. This is an important distinction for people who sustain injuries that are not immediately apparent—for instance, construction workers may sustain occupational illnesses that will not cause problems until years after they were exposed to the toxic substance that caused the illness.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that was caused by the recklessness or carelessness of another person, it will be in your best interests to get the legal process underway as soon after your injury as you are able. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to file a personal injury claim against the responsible party to purse compensation for all of your unnecessary pain and suffering. To speak with a New York personal injury attorney from Hach & Rose, LLP, about the circumstances of your case directly, please call our offices at (212) 779-0057 today.


Common Types of Knee Injuries

Knee injuries can occur for a wide variety of reasons and can vary in severity, with some of the most common injuries including knee sprain, strain, bursitis, meniscus tears, knee joint dislocation, and knee fractures. While some knee injuries are caused by nothing more than a simple accident or overuse, the unfortunate reality is that a great number of individuals suffer knee injuries as the result of negligence or carelessness on the part of another person or entity. Learn more about common knee injuries by clicking here.


Filing a claim against a municipality

If you were injured and are looking to file a lawsuit against a municipality in New York, such as a public hospital, school district, city, fire department, etc., there are certain rules and regulations that govern this legal process. Click here to read more about what you can do to take legal action against these entities.


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