The legal teams of Hach Rose Schirripa & Cheverie, LLP and Harfenist Kraut & Perlstein LLP recently secured a victory for their plaintiff class when The Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld New York’s anti-subrogation laws. The defendants in this case were health insurance companies that, despite the anti-subrogation laws, issued liens against their policyholders’ litigation settlements. You can read more about this important judgement by clicking here.
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.
If you’ve been harmed because of inadequate or negligent security in a residential building, you may be facing a number of serious physical, emotional, and financial losses due to this terrible incident. While nothing can undo the suffering you’ve already experienced, the good news is that you may be eligible to take action against the responsible security company or landlord. To learn more about your rights in this situation, click here.
Individuals who work on elevators and in elevator shafts for a living are regularly exposed to a number of hazards while on the job. While there are a number of laws and safety regulations that are meant to keep working environments safe for these individuals, the sad reality is that in far too many instances, these regulations are not followed or upheld, resulting in dangerous working conditions and serious injuries. While it may be possible for injured workers to pursue workers’ compensation benefits to cover the costs of their injuries, unfortunately, this amount of compensation may not be enough to cover a victim’s full range of financial needs. In these situations, an injured worker may be able to file a personal injury claim to pursue the full compensation they need. To learn more, contact the experienced legal team at Hach & Rose, LLP, or you can read more here.
In the architectural landscape of New York City, window washing is an extremely dangerous job, and every year, window washers suffer devastating injuries because of unsafe working conditions and other dangers related to their jobs. Fortunately, there are legal options available to injured workers to help them pursue much-needed compensation in the wake of an accident. Learn more about these opportunities by clicking here.
One individual died and at least seven others incurred minor injuries after a tractor-trailer hauling cars crashed into Simeon’s restaurant in downtown Ithaca on the afternoon of June 20, the Green Bay Press Gazette reported.
The Ithaca police have yet to release the names of the victims or driver involved. The driver of the truck sustained minor injuries and was taken under police custody to be investigated. A pastry chef from a nearby restaurant was sitting outside at the time of the accident and witnessed the event. She did not hear the brakes of the truck; to her, it appeared that it drove directly into the restaurant without stopping.
When the four-story building was hit by the large commercial truck, the front corner of the restaurant collapsed. Later, a crane demolished part of the roof. A city engineer and private engineer firm are inspecting the damage to the structure.
The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, send their deepest condolences to the friends and family who are suffering from this tragic accident.
Police officers in New York City are exposed to a number of hazards every day as a part of their job, including the risk of being involved in a car accident while on duty. While workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough to provide the full compensation that injured officers need, there are other legal options available to help injured police officers secure financial compensation and justice. Learn more by clicking here.
Thirty-five-year-old Rinat Dray, a mother of three boys, is suing a New York hospital for giving her a C-section against her will, KHOU reported on June 18.
According to Dray, in 2011 she told her physician that she wanted to undergo natural labor through a procedure called vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC, because she experienced difficult recovery periods after her first two babies were delivered by C-section. However, after several hours of labor, Dray said her doctor pressured her into a C-section out of impatience. She claims he said, “I don’t have all day for you.”
Because she was given a C-section regardless of her protests, Dray is suing the hospital and doctor for negligence, malpractice, and lack of informed consent.
Medical malpractice and negligence on the part of medical institutions and their practicing physicians can be alarmingly commonplace and may result in irreparable consequences. Should you be the victim of malpractice by a medical institution in New York, contact our attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, by dialing (212) 779-0057 today.
Accidents with uninsured motorists can place injury victims in a particularly difficult situation, with fewer ways available to recover the compensation they need. Fortunately, there are elements of New York state law that help drivers who are hurt by an uninsured motorist pursue the financial compensation they need. To learn more, click here.
Michael Rose, of Hach & Rose, LLP, recently lectured at the New York State Bar Association’s continuing legal education (CLE) program on construction accident injury law. The one-day program, which took place on March 21st, 2014, offered an overview of some of the most important aspects of construction accident litigation.
As one of New York’s most respected and accomplished attorneys in the area of construction accident litigation, Michael offered his insights into evaluating and presenting a plaintiff’s case for compensation following a serious construction accident injury. You can watch his presentation below:
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