Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes have wreaked havoc on civilization for as long as man has existed. It seems that these disasters are unpreventable. While it is true that we cannot stop hurricanes from forming, we can implement measures of damage control in the event of a natural disaster. These measures are especially important in high risk locations, and may end up saving lives. Unfortunately, city governments do not always take necessary and appropriate measures, and people can get seriously injured or killed. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert wrongful death attorney at 617-787-3700.
A flood in San Jose, California in February of 2017 had absolutely devastating effects on the community, and caused incredible amounts of damage and even loss of life. Eight lawsuits have already been filed, and a new one emerged recently on behalf of over 150 households. The suit claims that the damage caused by the flood was preventable, and the Santa Clara Valley Water District was negligent in not properly assessing the flood risks. While the victims’ and survivors’ stories are compelling, legal analyst Steven Clark has suggested that it will be a difficult case to win, as government agencies are heavily protected against lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert personal injury attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!