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Client Testimonial: Hugh McCormack

A new client testimonial has been posted on our testimonials page. The grating on Hugh McCormack’s fire escape was not properly built, leading to him suffering a serious fall injury. Watch the video below to see his story.

If you have been hurt in an accident, call the New York personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP to learn more about your legal options.

NY woman takes Starbucks to court over spilled coffee at airport

New York resident Jessica Pyne filed a lawsuit against coffeehouse chain Starbucks Corp. in the Harris County 215th District Court on October 12, 2016. In the lawsuit, the plaintiff is alleging that she suffered burns to the lower half of her body when a barista spilled a hot cup of coffee on her in the Starbucks at the George Bush International Airport.

According to Pyne’s lawsuit, she was at a stopover at the Bush Airport on October 13, 2014, when she got off her plane and went to the airport Starbucks to buy a coffee. She then claimed the barista managed to spill a cup of hot coffee on her lower extremities, burning her legs, ankles, and feet. Pyne also claims the Starbucks management did not extend any form of assistance or remuneration to her after the incident.

Our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, who provide legal services to our clients in the state of New York, handle personal injury accident cases involving premises liability and product liability, among others. Call our offices today at (212) 779-0057 to learn more about your legal options.

City of New York awards $2.5M to slip and fall victim

A Bronx Supreme Court jury in New York awarded $2,500,000 to James Register, who slipped and fell over a 2-inch rise in the sidewalk in front of 1890 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Register incurred multiple fractures to his nose and suffered from a concussion as a result of his fall.

The defendants, KNW Apartment LLC and Urban American Management, LLC, were already issued a citation three years ago by the City of New York, which ordered them to make proper repairs to the defect. Fixing the defect would have cost the companies a mere $18,000. A different victim tripped over the same sidewalk rise in 2015 and was also hurt, though that victim sustained less extreme injuries.

Contact the New York City personal injury attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-0057 or fill out our online contact form if you wish to immediately connect with one of our qualified attorneys. We can handle your personal injury accident case and further the safety of the five boroughs.

Gas drilling company not liable for contaminated well water

United States District Judge Charles Siragusa in Rochester, New York denied a claim put forth in December by nine southern New York homeowners that their drinking water had been contaminated by gas drilling, the Bellingham Herald reported.

The claim was filed against Colorado-based Anschutz Exploration Corp., who had established gas drilling half a mile from the homeowners’ residences.

The homeowners claimed in the lawsuit that mud and methane were found in their water after Anschutz’s first gas well was completed. However, Anschutz field experts came up with laboratory analyses that showed the methane found in the residents’ water wells did not come from the geological formation tapped by their gas wells.

Court documents also showed that Department of Environmental Conservation inspector Joseph Yarosz stated in his final deposition that Anschutz complied with all permit conditions after having inspected the two gas wells over 50 times as they were being constructed in the town of Big Flats in 2010.

We at Hach & Rose, LLP, work diligently to help our clients obtain the financial compensation they need after becoming victims of personal injury accidents because of the negligent or irresponsible actions of other parties. Call our offices today at 866-LAWS-USA to speak with a capable member of our legal team.

Winter Slip and Fall Dangers

As winter weather takes hold across much of the United States, New York property owners have a significant responsibility to keep their properties safe and free of winter dangers like ice and accumulated snow. Property owners who allow dangerous conditions to exist on their property could be held responsible for injuries suffered by guests or visitors. Learn more by clicking here.

Man sues New York park for not putting up signs warning people not to climb rocks

Thirty-two-year-old personal trainer Jonathan Stock recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against both New York City and the park managers of the Hudson River Park in Manhattan, New York City in relation to an injury he sustained when climbing on a rock sculpture. In the claim, he states that they failed to warn people not to climb on a particular rock in the park, causing him to sustain an injury.

The lawsuit was first mentioned publicly in an article by the New York Post, which was published on Sunday, March 30. In the article Stock recounted the details of climbing the steep, 8 to 10-foot tall rock that was part of a cultural stone arrangement in June 2013.

Our lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP, are committed to helping people in New York whose lives have been negatively effected due to the negligence or carelessness of other people, including municipal agencies. If you are considering filing a personal injury claim against a person or organization that you believe caused you harm, call (212) 779-0057.

Carbon monoxide leak at New York mall causes one death, several hospitalizations

A carbon monoxide leak on Saturday, February 22 resulted in one fatality and the hospitalization of 26 Huntington Station shoppers.

Steven Nelson, 55, was found unconscious in the basement of Legal Sea Foods. Legal Sea Foods is one of the properties within the Huntington Station premises. He was transported to Huntington Hospital where he passed away.

As of Sunday, February 23, a sign was posted on the door of Legal Sea Foods, notifying people that the area is unsafe.

Huntington Station spokesman, A.J. Carter said the carbon monoxide poisoning could have been caused by a leak in the flue pipe of the restaurant’s water heater. Experts say that the presence of a carbon monoxide detector could have likely saved Nelson’s life.

The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, extend our condolences to those affected by this tragic accident.

Contractors ask for New York law revision

The General Contractors Association (GCA) of New York has asked Albany government officials to craft legislation that would incorporate comparative negligence standards in the assessment of liability.

The association believes that the comparative negligence clause “creates a fair process when dealing with a worker injury while also dealing with the issues of rising costs.”

According to the GCA, requiring contractors to shoulder 100% of the liability regardless of the accident’s details has caused insurance costs to skyrocket.

A 2% to 4% insurance cost increase would result in an 8%-12% total project cost increase, the association surmised.

If you or a loved one has been injured on an employer’s property, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact the experienced construction accident attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, in New York at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation today.

Filing deadlines for bringing a claim against municipalities and public authorities

It’s almost common knowledge that if you or a loved one has been seriously injured by a municipality or public authority, you may be able to sue. However, New York legislation may restrict your right to file a premise liability lawsuit if you don’t complete certain steps within a strict time limit.

According to current law, a Notice of Claim, which is simply a document submitted in writing explaining the accident and the basis for the lawsuit, must be filed within 90 days of the incident. If a Notice of Claim is not filed within 90 days of the incident, a victim may lose his or her right to sue completely, except in the case of a few limited exceptions.

You can learn more about these filing guidelines and time limits, here.

If you or a loved one has been injured on another person’s property in New York, please contact Hach & Rose, LLP, to ensure that your claim is not ignored due to technicalities. You may reach us for a free consultation at (212) 779-0057.

British producer pays FedEx man $2.9M to settle personal injury claim

British Broadway producer Cameron Anthony MacKintosh paid a $2.9-million settlement after losing a lawsuit brought against him by a 54-year-old FedEx delivery man, who claimed MacKintosh’s slippery office floors caused his bodily injuries, according to a July 29 report in the New York Daily News.

MacKintosh, who produced critically-acclaimed plays such as Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins, apparently wasn’t satisfied with the cleanliness of his 1650 Broadway office so he employed the services of long-time employee Esme David to clean his W. 51st Street office. However, when the unidentified 19-year FedEx employee came to deliver a package around 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, 2008, he slipped, causing multiple serious injuries.

The billionaire MacKintosh, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth in 1996, was not present in the office when the accident happened and wasn’t questioned under oath in relation to the lawsuit.

If you too have been injured in a slip and fall accident that could have been prevented if another party had acted more carefully, call the lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057. We help victims of such accidents in New York seek financial compensation for their losses.

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