Old Asbestos Dump Site Exposed On The Coast Of New Zealand After Storms.

In a year that has brought increasingly harsh weather, including a cyclone, an unpleasant discovery has been made on the West Coast of New Zealand. The inclement weather has caused an old asbestos dumpsite to be revealed in the town of Westport, located nearly 30 miles from Hector. A combination of the West Coast Regional Council and the Buller District Council are working together to alert nearby residents of the damages of exposure while trying to determine how to handle the situation.  It is believed that this dumpsite was in use between the 1970s and 80s, where a coal mine was dumping their waste.

Although the dumpsite has been covered for nearly 30 years, one lifelong resident of the area said the site was well known to many locals and was often used as the area’s official dumpsite. Since it first was covered, many residents have used it, primarily for dumping garden rubbish which recently was washed away because of the weather. Currently, both councils are working with an outside group in the hopes that they will develop a long-term plan for the site. In the short term, both councils have begun to put up barriers to help prevent further erosion and reduce exposure. They are hoping to receive funding from the national Contaminated Site Remediation Fund to help pay for protective precautions.

If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have endured. It is critical, however, that you contact one of the injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates because while symptoms may not show for years, they can turn into a deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma when they do appear. Call one of our expert asbestos personal injury lawyer specialists by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. Your needs are our top priority!

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Father And Daughter Suffer Serious Injuries After Being Thrown From Motorcycle.

The greatest risk to a motorcyclist may be from other drivers who are not properly prepared to interact with them and do not know how to allow for sufficient time or space for a biker to maneuver. If such a driver prematurely enters into a motorcycle lane, they can easily bump the motorcycle, or even scare the biker into swerving, which can lead to a serious motorcycle accident. If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident, you should turn to an experienced Boston motorcycle accident attorney here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm to help guide you through this complicated litigation process.

A 12 year-old female was riding on the back of her father’s motorcycle when they crashed just outside of Vivian Park, Utah while traveling along the U.S. Highway. Highway Patrol was first on the scene and believe that the father, a 39 year-old, lost control of his motorcycle before striking the middle barrier and sending both him and his daughter over the barrier into oncoming traffic. Both of the riders were wearing helmets when they crashed, which is being cited as a main reason why their injuries weren’t worse.

Have you been injured or a loved one killed while on a motorcycle? If so, you and your loved ones may be entitled to compensation for your physical injuries, outstanding medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral expenses. Call one of our motorcycle accident attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for a free and confidential consultation. Our team of personal injury attorneys have been nationally recognized for their years of excellence and terrific client service. Your needs are our top priority!

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Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed For Several California Residents From Deadly Debris Flow Stemming From Wildfires.

When filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you need to show that an innocent victim, such as your loved one, died because of the fault or negligence of another person. If you can prove the death was because of another person’s negligence, you may be able to bring a civil claim for substantial money damages against the accused perpetrator when there is a link between the negligence and death. Contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process.

A California electrical company is being sued by several Montecito, California residents claiming that either their transformers caught fire or exploded. This allegedly set off of a chain reaction of events which led to the wildfires burning through all vegetation. It is believed that had there been vegetation in the area, the mudslides that resulted from heavy rains would have been prevented and lives would have been saved. The first wrongful death lawsuit accusing the electrical company of negligence was filed in the Santa Barbara, California Superior Court.

That wrongful death lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Peter Flerat by his longtime partner, Robert Barajas. Barajas was lucky enough to have been able to exit their house, climb on top of debris and safely reach a tree. Peter, unfortunately, was swept away during the mudslide.

Has a loved one of yours been a victim of a Massachusetts wrongful death as a result of the negligence of another? If so, you may be entitled to damages in a lawsuit, which can include damages for your pain and suffering, the lost wages of the deceased, medical expenses incurred prior to death and funeral expenses. Please contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys who will work tirelessly on your case. Call our Boston injury lawyers 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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