Boat Accident Lawsuit Seeks $100 Million In Damages.

Tragic accidents occur on far too frequent a basis. When they do occur, the natural inclination is to try and understand how such a thing could have happened, and what conditions allowed it to happen. In essence, we want to know whose fault it is that an accident took place. Sometimes there is no blame to be assigned, but oftentimes horrible accidents are the result of negligent behavior, and the accident could have been avoided altogether had someone acted reasonably. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

On July 29, 2018, tragedy struck in Missouri as a tour boat sunk, leaving seventeen people dead. The vehicle, which was an amphibious half-boat half-bus designed during World War II, was in the water during a storm and took on a significant amount of water. Now, several people have filed lawsuits on behalf of the deceased, claiming that this accident was predictable and avoidable.

One such lawsuit claims that the groups that operate this company have known for years about the design flaws inherent in the boat, and that their susceptibility to sink during storms had been previously noted, yet no changes had been made. That lawsuit has named Ripley Entertainment, Ride the Ducks, and other companies that are believed to be responsible, as defendants. The suit claims that the tour should have been cancelled, as management for the tour company was aware of the impending storm.

If a loved one has been killed as the result of the negligence of another, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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New York State Department of Health Begins Nursing Home Abuse Investigation.

Society tends to regard nursing homes as a safe haven for the elderly. The reality, however, indicates a too frequent pattern of elder abuse at nursing homes that targets the most vulnerable members of our community. Nursing home abuse is a serious and widespread issue, and the victims often do not have the ability to report these incidents to the proper authorities. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney at 617-787-3700.

Allegations have recently come to light that indicate a former administrator at the Emerald South Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buffalo, New York may have been involved in the abuse of a patient. Interestingly, in the past year, there have also been two instances in which elderly patients of the facility have died of “unnatural causes,” although the current allegations do not tie these mysterious deaths in.

While the New York State Department of Health (“NYSDH”) has declined to give specifics on the investigation, one can only hope that if the allegations are true, then the NYSDH will work to address the problem not only for the individual who committed the abuse, but from a systemic standpoint as well, as nursing home abuse is not an isolated issue.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of nursing home abuse, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert nursing home abuse attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

 

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Investigation Into Cause Of Wildfires In California May Implicate Liability of Utility Companies.

California has long been known for its devastating, earth-scorching wildfires. These fires can burn for days on end, and may leave people homeless or even dead. Unlike many natural disasters, such as hurricanes or tornados, wildfires sometimes have an origin that can be traced back to human fault. Consequently, these fires may become a source of major liability, as they can cause immense destruction resulting in thousands of dollars of property damage and potential personal injury. If you have been injured as the result of the negligent behavior of another, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

Wildfires in northern California that have killed 31 people are now being tied back to downed power lines. If indeed that connection is accurate, then Pacific Gas & Electric is facing damages liability and potentially enormous fines for the fires. Reports have indicated that the fires started during a windstorm; because when dispatchers were initially called, they reported many downed lines and transporters.

One of the major inquiries to be made is how fast the winds were actually blowing. State law requires that utility companies make wires that are able to withstand winds of at least 56 miles per hour. Utility companies are also required to cut down trees if they pose a danger. If Pacific Gas & Electric failed to meet one or both of these requirements, then the company could be found liable for money damages. PG&E, however, calls the reports highly speculative, and if faced with a lawsuit would most likely assert an “act of God” defense. PG&E has been fined in previous years in connection with other devastating fires in northern California.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a fire or explosion, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert explosion or fire accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Act now and contact our Massachusetts injury lawyer specialists at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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