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How many of your cases actually wind up in court?

In this video, attorney Michael Rose of Hach & Rose, LLP, discusses the difference between “being in court” and “going to trial.” Learn more about the legal options for personal injury cases and what you can expect when filing a lawsuit by watching the video below.

Workplace Accidents and Eye Injuries

Eye injuries are an unfortunately common occurrence, with the CDC estimating that as many as 2,000 workers suffer eye injuries every day in the course of their work that require them to seek medical treatment. Sadly, construction site workers are especially prone to suffering potentially-debilitating eye injuries, as the nature of their work exposes them to numerous flying objects and particles. Learn more about potential causes and consequences of eye injuries by clicking here.

How do I know how much my personal injury claim is worth?

In the following video, Michael Rose discusses how attorneys at the firm determine the value of a personal injury claim. By working closely with a client on their case, the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, are able to learn what someone’s pain and suffering is really worth, which losses they have experienced as a result of their accident or injury, and how these losses are likely to affect their financial situation in the future.

NYC pays out $138M in settlements due to pothole damage

The city of New York has paid out around $138 million in settlements resulting from defective roadways all around the city – mostly due to potholes – over the last six years, a report from CBS2 showed.

The report also stated that the pothole problem has given rise to over 12,000 claims for damage to vehicles and almost 6,000 personal injury lawsuits pending against the city. The worst roadways for potholes were cited to be the Brooklyn-Queens expressway, the Grand Central Parkway, and the Belt Parkway.

The money shelled out by the city to pay for settlements due to damage could effectively be used to repave 814 miles of city streets, give out an additional 115,000 child care vouchers, or provide 300,000 additional slots in the city’s summer youth program.

If you have been injured in an accident in New York that was caused by the negligent actions of others, our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP can help you with your case. Call us today at (212) 779-0057 or (866) LAWS-USA and we may help you pursue financial compensation from those responsible.

Can I recover compensation if was partially at fault for the accident?

As a state that utilizes a system of pure comparative fault, it is possible to recover compensation for any accident for which you share partial fault, regardless of degree. However, the amount of compensation that may be recovered will directly reflect the degree of fault you are found to be responsible for. For example, it would only be possible for you to recover 60% of the total damages awarded in the case if you were found to have been 40% at fault for the accident itself.

To discuss how this law will affect your personal injury claim with a New York attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP, please call our New York offices at (212) 779-0057 today.

Zone of Danger Rules in NY

New York has special provisions known as “Zone of Danger” rules, under which individuals can pursue compensation if they witness the death or serious injury of an immediate family member. In order to be eligible for this type of claim, a person must be able to show that he or she was aware of the injury or death of an immediate family member AND the person must have also been at risk of suffering harm because of the same incident. You can learn more about New York’s Zone of Danger rule by clicking here.

Allergan’s Botox trial underway in Vermont

The trial against American multinational pharmaceutical company Allergan, Inc., began during the first week of November at a local court in Burlington, Vermont, and will continue until Friday, November 21, the Burlington Free Press reported.

The case stemmed from a lawsuit filed by a New York couple who claimed that their six-year-old son, who suffers from cerebral palsy, experienced a life-threatening reaction after taking Botox to reduce leg spasms. In their legal complaint, Kevin and Lori Drake argued that Allergan did not properly warn the public of the potential negative side effects of their products, thereby perpetuating negligence and violating the Vermont Consumer Fraud Act.

Botox, which is also known as botolinum toxin and is manufactured by Allergan, paralyzes a muscle when it is injected in that specific part of the body, decreasing muscle activity and therefore preventing wrinkle development. It is used often in cosmetic applications.

The couple said the boy was not suffering from seizures before he underwent the treatment, and now he must be constantly monitored.

If you have been injured by a defective product or failed to receive warning of possible pharmaceutical dangers, you have the legal right to pursue financial compensation from these manufacturers. Call our New York attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, today by dialing (212) 779-0057 to enlist our legal services.

Dangers of Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a serious, potentially fatal, bacterial infection that affects the skin and underlying tissues. If the infection is not treated in a timely manner, or if the infection does not respond to antibiotics, it can spread to the bloodstream and/or lymph nodes, putting a victim’s life at risk. Learn more about this dangerous infection and what you can do if your cellulitis injury was caused by the negligence of another person or entity by clicking here.

Disc bulges and herniations due to neck injuries

Any injury to the neck has the potential to cause devastating pain and suffering for victims, but many individuals who suffer an injury to the neck will also subsequently suffer bulges or herniations of the discs in the spine. This can cause a variety of additional disruptions for accident victims, as well as considerable pain and suffering. Learn more about the causes of these injuries, as well as the treatment and legal options available to victims, by clicking here.

Technology identifies personal injury claims across NYC

New York City comptroller Scott Stringer developed a program designed to identify problems regarding the city’s services in order to target areas where safety may be compromised, The New York Times reported on July 9.

The initiative is called Claimstat, which is a database that records thousands of personal injury or general negligence claims made against the city by people seeking financial compensation for accidents they believe the city is responsible for. It was patterned after the New York Police Department’s CompStat program, a tool that city police use to map out and track criminal activity, Stringer said in a report. When claims patterns are discovered, unsafe areas can be effectively targeted for maintenance.

Despite safety measures, accidents unfortunately do still occur all over New York. If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you review your legal options and may help you hold the responsible party financially accountable. Call our New York offices at (212) 779-0057 to learn more today.

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